Attention Please!

Bazaar Girls Building & Creative District Sculptures

(Airdate: September 12, 2022) Karen Anderson discusses the renovation of the former Jefferson Community School building and the move and expansion of Bazaar Girls knitting shop. Then Emillia Nunn, a recent High School grad who has done stories for us, talks about the District “marker sculptures”, specifically the commissioning and placement of them. This includes an interview with the artist, Jonah Trople.

Olympic Neighbors PORCHFEST

(Airdate: August 29, 2022) Jim Burke interviews Claudia Coppola and Kim Rafferty of Olympic Neighbors about their fundraiser PORCHFEST, taking place on Sunday September 4, 2022.

Hazardous Waste

(Airdate: August 22, 2022) Host Steve Evans interviews Jefferson County’s Moderate Risk Waste Coordinator Jerry Mingo in situ at the Boat Haven’s hazardous waste handling facility – on the day before his retirement from a thirty-year career in something that was more a calling than a job.

Tenth All-County Picnic

(Airdate: August 15, 2022) KPTZ takes you to the All-County Picnic in the company of County Commissioner Heidi Eisenhour, Director of Emergency Management Willie Bence, Deborah Stinson of NPREP, Megan Claflin of The Production Alliance, Nora Petrich of KPTZ’s E. Team and host Phil Andrus.

Danny McEnerney and JeffCo Fair

(Airdate: August 8, 2022) Danny McEnerney, the new Fair and Fairgrounds Manager for Jefferson County, talks with Larry Stein about plans for the first “in-person” County Fair since 2019.  He just started his new position in June, and then had to restart the Fair which runs from Aug 12-14, 2022.   We also hear from several long time volunteers for the County Fair and 4H, and one new first-time volunteer.

AARP Tax Aides

(Airdate: August 1, 2022) Jim Burke interviewed David Seglau who spoke about the AARP Foundation’s efforts to recruit volunteers to train this fall to be “Tax Aide Volunteers” to help people of any age file their taxes. Jim also spoke with Eva Bennett, the Jefferson County Coordinator for S.H.I.B.A. (The State Health Insurance Benefits Advisors) who is recruiting volunteers to help people understand their options with Medicare.

Methane Action

(Airdate July 25, 2022) In a small office tucked away in the farthest corner of the top floor of Port Townsend’s historic Baker Block Building, the CEO of a new nonprofit named Methane Action is racing the clock to stem the rapid rise of a greenhouse gas 86 times more damaging than carbon dioxide. In this week’s program, Attention Please! host Steve Evans talks with that CEO, Daphne Wysham.

Broadband Comes to Rural Jefferson County

(Airdate: July 18, 2022) PUD Commissioner Ken Collins and PUD Broadband and Communications Director Will O’Donnell present the PUD’s plans to extend fiber broadband internet to all of rural Jefferson County.  Hosted by Phil Andrus.

Candidate Forums and Pedestrian Safety

(Airdate: July 11, 2022) Angela Gyurko, President of The League of Women Voters of Jefferson County, is interviewed by Jim Burke about the Jefferson County Candidate forums ahead of the August 2 primary, all three of which are being broadcast live on KPTZ. Also a reprise of last summer’s interview of Patrolman Bill Corrigan of the Port Townsend Police Department about bicycle and pedestrian safety, as hosted by Phil Andrus.

Jefferson Land Trust Fundraiser

(Airdate: July 4, 2022) Jim Burke interviews Richard Tucker, Director of The Jefferson Land Trust in advance of their gala fundraiser at FinnRiver on July 7. 

Kayak Safety

(Airdate: June 27, 2022) This reprise show, produced by KPTZ DJ host and kayaker Chris Bricker on the subject of kayak safety, was motivated by the tragic deaths of two kayakers just off the Dungeness Spit in April of 2015, along with more recent incidents involving ill-fated kayakers. These are beautiful and spectacular waters, but it’s important to remember the essentials when venturing out in this region to enjoy this great sport. We speak with veteran kayaker and adventurer Chris Duff, Dr. Sam Baker on cold water immersion, leaders of the Olympic Peninsula Paddling Club, and rescue swimmers from the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Port Angeles.  Experienced Kayaker, KPTZ’s Mermaid Keri introduces the show.

Buzzy Donahue’s Life in Radio

(Airdate: June 20, 2022) Jim Burke introduces a Ken Jones interview from our sister station KBOO with our own Buzzy Donahue about her life in radio, and also discusses her father, “Big Daddy” Tom Donahue, who started “free form” radio in San Francisco in the 1960s.

Rocky Friedman and The Rose

(Airdate: June 13, 2022) Rocky Friedman, who established the Rose Theatre in 1992, and has run it since then, has put the business up for sale. Larry Stein and Ann Katzenbach spoke to Rocky in the Rose Theater about its history, and Rocky’s hopes for finding a new owner to continue this very important Port Townsend institution. Also featured is Renata Friedman, Rocky’s daughter who grew up with the Rose Theater, and continues to help run it from her home in New York.

Sustainable Community Access

(Airdate: May 30, 2022) Attention Please begins this week with a discussion of Car Free Day on June 1, the work of Students for Sustainability at Port Townsend High School and Local 2020. The second part of the show presents the work of Accessible Community Advisory Committee.

Campaign to Save Chimacum Springs

(Airdate: May 23, 2022) About one hundred men, women, and playful children gathered under the central ramada at Chimacum’s HJ Carroll Park on a blustery afternoon in early May to celebrate an event aimed at raising money for reparations not only to the Chemacum, a local tribe incorrectly dismissed as extinct, but also to one African-American family. KPTZ ‘s Steve Evans was on hand.

From Bed Races to the Grand Parade

(Airdate: May 16, 2022) This week’s Attention Please! is all about Rhody, the Port Townsend Rhododendron Festival. Joining host Phil Andrus are Festival organizers Laina Amerson, Mary Baker Crozier, Melanie Bozak, and Wyatt Ranson.

Fort Worden Creative Alliance

(Airdate: May 9, 2022) The Fort Worden Creative Alliance has been announced as a collaboration of 7 major arts organizations on the Fort Worden Campus.  This week’s Attention Please! features leaders from three of the member groups, Rob Birman, Executive Director of Centrum, Kate Ingram, General Manager of KPTZ, and Julie Johnnson, Finance & Operations Manager of Copper Canyon Press. Host/producer of the program is Larry Stein.
** Note: More discussion of this topic can be found in the podcast of Community Tides of May 6, 2022, where Hosts Chris Bricker and Siobhan Canty interview Teresa Verraes, Exec. Director of Northwind Art.

A Pair of Plant Sales

(Airdate: May 2, 2022) This week’s edition of Attention Please! begins with a pair of spring plant sales, one by the Jefferson County Master Gardeners Foundation and another by Swan School with their annual Plant-a-Palooza. The second half of the show is an update of the programs which fulfill the purposes of the organization Olympic Neighbors.  Produced and hosted by Phil Andrus.

JeffCo Recycling Center

(Airdate: April 25, 2020) April is Earth Month, so this week on Attention Please! host Steve Evans meets down at the Recycling Center with Environmental Specialist Laura Tucker to talk the nuances of solid waste and how our practices in relation to it affect the health of the planet.

Home & Kitchen Tour; Plastic Recycling

(Airdate: April 18, 2022) This edition of Attention Please! is a two-part show on two quite different topics. The first segment features the AAUW’s Home and Kitchen Tour with Karena Wells and Jean Stasney of the American Association of University Women. In the second segment, PT Potential’s Roarke Jennings and Ronnie Crusta describe their vision for reducing the use of plastics in our area while at the same time recycling what we use. Hosted and produced by Phil Andrus.

Women & Film – 2022

(Airdate: April 11, 2022) Danielle McClelland, the new Executive Director of the Port Townsend Film Festival, shares her excitement about the upcoming Women & Film Festival (April 22- May 1 – a virtual online festival).  She also looks ahead to the Fall Film Festival, which will be a hybrid – mostly in person, with an additional virtual component.  Host and Producer – Larry Stein.

U.S. Navy in Olympic Peninsula Skies and Olympic Peninsula Parks

(Airdate: April 4, 2022) Interviewed in this edition of Attention, Please! are Anne Harvey of Sound Defense Alliance and Larry Morrell of Not in Our Parks. Sound Defense Alliance was formed in response to the increased activity of the U.S. Navy Growlers based at the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. Not in Our Parks was formed in response to the Navy’s application to conduct training activities in 28 Washington State Parks. Produced and hosted by Phil Andrus.

The recorded show airing this week was recorded prior to the Friday, April 1 court ruling that overruled WA Parks Commission’s earlier decision, so that military exercises are not allowed on State Parks property. Phil Andrus spoke with Larry Morrell on April 4, for the following addendum.

Discovery Bird Rescue

(Airdate: March 28, 2022) This week on Attention Please! host Steve Evans is given a tour of Discovery Bird Rescue by Cindy Daily, the amazing woman who has spent up to 12 hours a day, seven days a week for 13 years (without pay) to build a showcase hospital, rehabilitation center, haven, and conservation educational center for the wild birds of the Olympic Peninsula and beyond.