We take you on a guided tour through the mists of Port Townsend’s past on a visit to some of its most rarely seen hidden corners. (This is a reprise of the 3-24-14 show featuring the Historical Walking Tour of downtown PT as part of the 2014 Victorian Festival, including a walk through the long-empty upper stories of the Hastings Building with Hastings descendant Heather Dudley-Nollette.)
This week on the Compass we listen in as the Jefferson County Planning Commission deliberates its response to a ten-year planning process for a Brinnon Master Plan Resort, and we chat with one of the founders of the brand-new Peninsula Homecare Collaborative.
This week on the Compass we learn from a rescue professional more than any mariner hopes to ever need to know about how to deal when disaster strikes at sea.
This week on the Compass we ask for opinions on a Navy proposal to use local parks and marinas for nighttime war games, and we celebrate the return of an essential institution in any maritime community: a marine secondhand store.
This week on the Compass we look at one idea to address homelessness in Jefferson County. Then we walk with the peace marchers as they commemorate the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. on his birthday.
This week on the Compass we attend a public hearing on the final environmental review for a Master Planned Resort that has divided a tiny south-county community for more than a decade.
As we enter the New Year, Compass takes a look back at the major stories of 2015 and discovers that many of them had to do in one way or another with climate disruption.
This week on the Compass we talk with a group of seniors who are setting out to build a model community where they hope to help each other age in place.
This week on the Compass we talk with Port Townsend’s own delegates to the recent Paris climate talks, and then we attend a high school chemistry class where a common household cleaner is presented as the possible green fuel for the future.
Mountain Spirit Herbals. This week on the Compass we visit a traditional herbalist in her forest home to talk with her about her battle with the federal Food and Drug Administration.
This week on the Compass, we take you on a trip up the Duckabush River to learn how to be a Jefferson Land Trust Preserve steward.
This week we take the Compass on the road–far, far to the south, to perhaps the most biodiverse and critically endangered rainforest in the world—the one known as the Chocó.
We talk with a NASA glaciologist who in his retirement to eastern Jefferson County has decided to dedicate himself to Taming Bigfoot—by which he does NOT mean Sasquatch, but the county’s carbon footprint.
This week on the Compass we reprise a program from last February about an artist and a scientist who collaborate to give a full picture of a community in Greenland, and a town meeting in which participants in the Marine Discoveries Intitiative give the program high marks.
This week on the Compass we take a look at the newly unveiled Climate Change Preparedness Plan for the North Olympic Peninsula, the product of two years of work by multiple agencies.
This week on the Compass we take you on a tour of a local research farm dedicated to bringing better organic produce to your table.
If you haven’t tried to find a place to rent recently in East Jefferson County, then ask anyone who has: it’s not impossible, but just about. And there is general agreement that the dearth of affordable housing is turning away the young people who want to live here. This week on the Compass we look at the County’s housing crisis.
This week on the Compass we bring you updates on several of our stories from recent weeks, including a review of the status of Port Townsend’s water situation with the ongoing drought; we attend the release after rehabilitation of several of the birds we met at the Discovery Bay Wild Bird Rescue; and the scion of the nation’s oldest carousel-building family talks to us about his plans to install fun into the lives of some of the world’s most traumatized children.
This week on the Compass we talk with the developers of a newly unveiled plan for the future of Fort Worden’s Lifelong Learning Center.
This week on the Compass we meet some refugees who have recently moved to Port Townsend – climate refugees Matt and Susan Harder, Dillon Ibsen, realtor Teri Nomura, and award-winning journalist Dahr Jamail – and learn why we might soon expect many more.
This week on the Compass we visit Discovery Bay Wild Bird Rescue, where we find that Port Townsend’s recently-retired police chief has taken up a new career as his wife’s sidekick on a mission to save injured birds of every feather.
Final preparations are in full swing for this weekend’s Wooden Boat Festival, so we bring you two related stories – one about the joys and pains of wooden boat maintenance, and the other about a Port Townsend resident who is once again providing the festival with the benefit of his family’s generations of experience in building carousels.