Host Mary Robson welcomes geologist and earthquake specialist Michael Machette to the KPTZ studio and discusses a wide range of earthquake topics. Closing music is “Earthquake Weather,” performed by Beck.
Host Debaran Kelso brings Chimacum High School Pi students (and twins) Melanie and Nicola Pieper to the studio to talk about their “Attack of the Invasives” video and their work with to educate students on the spread of invasive plants. Closing music is “Night of the Invasive Plants,” performed by Ken Lonnquist.
Host Mary Robson interviews Christie Lassen of Wild Birds Unlimited in studio to talk about the various aspects of bird nests. Closing music is “The Nest,” performed by Heidi Wilson.
Host Nan Evans brings Skip and Rebekah Cadorette to the KPTZ studio to present their music with original lyrics that entertain and educate.
Host Debaran Kelso interviews Dr. Jerry Freilich in the second part of a discussion about diversity. Closing music is “Stayin’ Alive,” performed by the Bee Gees.
Host Mary Robson conducts a phone interview with Bob Boekelheide —birder extraordinaire—and learns about the lives of trumpeter swans. Closing music is “Trumpeter’s Lullaby,” performed by Richard Hayman and his orchestra.
Host Mary Robson conducts an in-studio interview with Erik Kingfisher, Stewardship Director for Jefferson Land Trust, and discusses how they work to save land for the public good. Closing music is “The Kingfisher,” performed by Schooner Fare.
Host Nan Evans ventures out to Old Fort Townsend for a field recording with Caroline Robertson of Jefferson Land Trust, along with Ken Wilson, Wendy Feltham, Chris Jones, Pamela Murphy, Ellen Dustman and Stephen Cunliffe. They take a walk through the woods to discover and identify whatever mushrooms they can uncover. Closing music is “Sparrow,” performed by Simon & Garfunkel.
Host Debaran Kelso interviews Dr. Jerry Freilich, who recently retired as Research Coordinator for the Olympic National Park, and discusses his passion for the study of biodiversity and the knowledge he’s acquired over the years. Closing music is “Swans and Swimming,” performed by Iron & Wine.
Nature Now founder Kate Dwyer returns to host wildlife biologist Darrell Smith, who discusses sea wolves. Closing music is “The Cold, the Dark and the Silence,” performed by Sea Wolf.
Host Mary Robson continues a December conversation with lichenologist Dr. Katherine Glew of the University of Washington and discusses lichens in winter. Closing music is “Authority Song” performed by John Cougar Mellencamp.
Host Nan Evans speaks in studio with Monica Fletcher, and discusses the whats and wherefores of the Christmas Audubon Bird Count of 2015. Closing music is “Counting is Wonderful,” performed by the Count from Sesame Street.
Dec. 23, 2015 – Host Debaran Kelso talks in studio with botanist Dr. Fred Weinmann and delves into everything to do with mistletoe and other parasitic plants. Closing music is “Under the Mistletoe,” performed by The Bashling Friends.
Dec. 16, 2015 – Host Nan Evans speaks with Ken Balcomb, Executive Director and Principal Investigator for the Center of Whale Research in Friday Harbor, in an interview recorded in Seattle in October. They discuss the unusual number of births during 2015. Closing music is “Orca,” performed by Mythos.
Dec. 9, 2015 – Host Mary Robson interviews via phone Dr. Katherine Glew, lichenologist and researcher at the University of Washington. Closing music is “The Strangely Popular Lichen Song,” performed by Alan AtKissson.
Dec. 2, 2015 – Host Debaran Kelso interviews Dr. Fred Sharpe via phone and discusses all things relevant to humpback whales in our area. Closing music is “The Little Baby Humpback Whale,” performed by Brent Holmes.
Nov. 25, 2015 – Host Nan Evans welcomes Skip and Rebekah Cadorette to the KPTZ studio to perform three songs and talk about their original lyrics that entertain and educate.
Nov. 18, 2015 – Host Mary Robson interviews Jude Rubin about her Plant-A-Thon project and her persona as a “Bag Monster.”
Nov. 11, 2015 – Ecologist, writer and philosopher Dr. Carl Safina, author of Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel, is interviewed by Nan Evans, and discusses various aspects of animal behavior. Closing music is “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright” performed by Peter, Paul and Mary.
Nov. 4, 2015 – Host Debaran Kelso continues her phone conversation with wildlife biologist Patrick Loafman in Part 2 of this interview, and looks further into our local amphibians and their habitat. Closing music is “The Double Life of Amphibians,” performed by Two of a Kind.
Oct. 21, 2015 – Host Debaran Kelso talks with wildlife biologist Patrick Loafman via phone and discusses local amphibians in the first part of this interview. Closing music is “Amphibians,” performed by Kristin Shout and Smoking Kitten.
Oct. 14, 2015 – Host Mary Robson talks with Mike Dawson, Water Quality Manager with Jefferson County Environmental Health, and discusses issues regarding all aspects of water quality in our area. Closing music is “Water, Water,” performed by Coco Kallin.
Host Nan Evans ventures out of the studio to field record with Suzie Learned of Friends of Chimacum Creek, and Carrie Clendaniel of Jefferson Land Trust, and learns more about the returning Hood Canal chum salmon. Closing music is “Out in the Woods” performed by Leftover Salmon.
Sept. 30, 2015 – Host Nan Evans interviews Soil Scientist Craig Schrader of the Jefferson County Conservation District. Closing music is “Back to the Earth,” performed by Jason Mraz.
Host Debaran Kelso interviews Cindy Daily of Discovery Bay Wild Bird Rescue in a repeat broadcast of a show first aired in February, 2014. Closing music is “Equinox,” performed by Eric Hansen.
Host Mary Robson interviews Fred Weinmann of the Olympic Peninsula Native Plant Society, who discusses the effect of extreme weather conditions on plants in this area. Closing music is “Plants,” performed by CoCo and the Butterfields.