(First airdate: November 16, 2017) Pleasures and Treasurers host Marcia Perlstein interviews Kippi Waters, founding member and administrator of Peninsula Homecare Cooperative, in Port Townsend. Kippi describes the services, mentoring and training as well as the spirit of compassionate and professional care.
(First airdate: July 11, 2017) In this exit interview, Pleasures and Treasures host Marcia Perlstein pays homage to a very special woman in our town, Sweet Laurette. Her warm, delicious restaurant has been sold. Tune in to hear her memories of Port Townsend and get a glimpse of her next adventures.
(First airdate: July 14, 2016). Pleasures and Treasures host Marcia Perlstein interviews Debra Gwartney and Kwame Dawes, master faculty at Centrum’s 2016 Writers’ Conference.
(first airdate: July 13, 2016). Pleasures and Treasures host Marcia Perlstein interviews Writers’ Conference Director Jordan Hartt. and conference participant Nyla Dart.
(First airdate: June 23, 2016) PT Treasures & Pleasures, hosted by Larry Stein visits the PT School of the Arts, at Fort Worden. Guests include Max Grover, co-founder, Katherine Baril, board member, and Jesse Joshua Watson, teacher – with a class of 4-8th graders.
(Reprise airdate: February 22, 2016) In Memoriam – Marcia Perlstein’s interview with artist, poet and musician Sandy Diamond, who passed away recently in Port Townsend. This Pleasures and Treasures interview was originally recorded in 2011. The reprise of the interview is introduced by Gabriel Diamond, Sandy’s son.
(First airdate: February 25, 2016) Pleasures and Treasures host Marcia Perlstein interviews Gabriel Diamond, filmmaker and son of Sandy Diamond, noted Port Townsend poet and artist who recently passed away. This is a companion piece to a re-broadcast (see above) of Marcia’s interview with Sandy Diamond from 2012.
(First airdate: January 4, 2016) Cris Wilson interviews director David Hillman and actors Michelle Hensel, and Jason Noltemeier of Sam Shepard’s play Buried Child, presented at the Chameleon Theater by the One Time Players.
(First airdate: October 13, 2015)
(First airdate: September 16, 2015) Host Marcia Perlstein interviews retired judge, Laura Melvin.
(First airdate: August 17, 2015) Nanciana is a former Seattle dance instructor who lives with MS held in the warm embrace of a loving community. She has much to share about navigating challenges and having a full life replete with human connections, joy and the pleasures that come from art, culture and reading. She is working on her 2nd volume of poetry.
(First airdate: August 10, 2015) Moutain bike cyclist extraordinaire took a record-setting round-Australia ride this past year. He is also a poet, musician and teacher of music theory.
(First airdate: April 20, 2015) Pleasures and Treasures host Marcia Perlstein talks with Sara Blum about sexual abuse in the military.
(First airdate: April 30, 2015) Pleasures and Treasures host Marcia Perlstein interviews Gale Wallis.
The interchangeably named Treasures and Pleasures show is one of KPTZ’s legacy programs, debuting along with the station itself in May, 2011. Founding host Marcia Perlstein described herself as “your friendly neighborhood interviewer” and through her enthusiasm and her choices of guests and questions, she shared a thirst for knowledge and the understanding that art, is in fact, saving lives all the time.
From the show’s inception until Marcia’s passing in February 2018, Treasures and Pleasures always cut across categories to include people representing all manner of cultural expression, invention and thought. Marcia sought out Port Townsend’s more well-known heads of programs as well as rank-and-file folks who live out their dreams, and shared their stories with us on the 91.9 FM airwaves.
Marcia always signed off with her signature quote ~ “Go gently, or if you can’t go gently, go as gently as you can”. She herself embodied the essence of “the show must go on” and in that same spirit, KPTZ continues to air Pleasures and Treasures.
In addition to rebroadcasting archived episodes, which can then be streamed here, we’ll also produce new episodes with rotating hosts including KPTZ Program Director Larry Stein, along with others to be named.
Archived broadcasts of Pleasures and Treasures can be streamed on the Pleasures and Treasures podcast page.
Archived broadcasts of Marcia’s other KPTZ program Under the Rainbow, which covered LGBTQ issues, can be streamed on the Under the Rainbow podcast page.