For a compendium of upcoming featured programs, check KPTZ Spotlight for September 16-30. Many of our program hosts provide specifics about what’s planned for this half month. If you’re not already a Spotlight subscriber, you’re invited to join our Mailing List. See KPTZ’s current Weekly On-Air Schedule and Daily Program Schedule.
Co-hosts Taylor Clark and Port Townsend City Manager John Mauro discussed the City Council Special Meeting that took place Monday about the golf course. Reportedly progress is being made.
(Reprise airdate: September 20, 2023) Tamanowas Rock-What is it? Nan Evans explores significant rocky out-croppings in Eastern Jefferson County – Tamanowas Rock and Peregrine Rock just west of Chimacum – with geologists Michael Machette and Jeff Tepper. In Part 1, we learn how Tamanowas Rock was formed, what it can tell about the ancient landscape of our region, why it is important to indigenous peoples, and what is being done to protect it.
(Airdate: September 19, 2023) Take a generous portion of adventure, mix in some garage engineering, some creative artistic license, add a healthy dose of humor and voila you have a prototype for one of the most captivating forms of racing: Kinetic Sculpture Racing. Michael Bitman maneuvers the ins and outs of the Kinetic Skulpture race as the Kourse Kommissioner and shares with Missy Nielsen of Everybody Can the history, art and engineering of this fun nonprofit. Connecting with this crowd guarantees belly laughs, engineering ingenuity, and artful opportunities.
(Airdate: September 19, 2023) Maryanne interviews Port Townsend Police Chief Thomas Olson. This is the Chief’s second year on the job and basically his first non-pandemic summer. Crowds of tourists and locals jammed our summertime events. But despite the numbers, everyone was basically well-behaved. Chief Olson views his officers as community partners. He’s a firm believer in using a “navigator” – a mental health professional – on calls involving someone in crisis. Crime and drugs are a problem here too, but perhaps not on the scale as many other cities. In the aftermath of the death of George Floyd (and others), police departments everywhere are rethinking their role. Olson is determined that somehow the Port Townsend police team will embrace successful strategies that are both non-violent and progressive.
Please join KPTZ and Rainshadow Recording in welcoming Muriel Anderson to the Palindrome in Port Townsend on Tuesday, September 19 at 7:30pm. Muriel Anderson is an accomplished guitarist, harp-guitarist, and composer who embraces music from all over the world. Her music inspires joy as she displays a stunning array of styles.
Jim Page, veteran Singer-Songwriter and Street Musician, appeared at Rainshadow Recording Concerts at the Palindrome, on September 16, 2023. He spoke with KPTZ host Chris Bricker and shared some of his new music on KPTZ on Wednesday, September 13.
(Airdate: September 18, 2023) Christy Spencer, the Program Manager of the Port Townsend Film Festival, talks with host Larry Stein about new facets of this year’s Festival, and of course, the films to be screened. This 24th yearly festival runs from Thursday, September 21 through Sunday, September 24, capped off by the Sold Out concert by the Indigo Girls on Monday, September 25 at Fort Worden’s McCurdy Pavilion. The festival will host more than 50 films and welcome at least 27 artists involved with them. Check their website at ptfilmfest.com.