Tune in for KPTZ’s Brewocracy Now with co-hosts Tim Quackenbush and City Manager John Mauro via Zoom on the radio. Brewocracy Now airs every Thursday starting at 12:30pm on 91.9 FM KPTZ, Port Townsend.
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KPTZ joins together with local cideries and The Production Alliance to herald a weekend of autumnal celebrations of the season and regional tastings. The Olympic Peninsula Apple & Cider Festival offers live music, cider, orchard tours, and all-ages fun, happening at local cideries, AND online. In person events are taking place at locations throughout Jefferson County. Festival schedule and more information are at appleandciderfest.com.
(Airdate: October 31, 2021) Cris Wilson is delighted to talk to Lyanda Lynn Haupt about her latest book, Rooted: Life at the Crossroads of Science, Nature, and Spirit. This book is a philosophical and personal exploration into the ecology of the Pacific Northwest. It is truly a celebration and guide for us all to find wonder and belonging.
(Airdate: October 13, 2021) In recognition of Orca Recovery Day on October 16, Coastal Cafe focuses on the Southern Resident Killer Whales of Puget Sound and related recovery efforts. We speak with Tara Galuska, the Orca Recovery Coordinator in the Governor’s Salmon Recovery Office, and Julie Watson, the Killer Whale Policy Lead at Washington’s Department of Fish and Wildlife. Tara and Julie share the recovery efforts background, current status of the pods and actions taken towards recovery.
This week on the Compass, in a reprise of a show we did in July, we talk with Benji Project founder Cynthia Osterman and child psychologist Lexa Murphy about the results of a survey of local teens on the psychological effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and about things adults can do to help teens in crisis.
This week John Mauro responded to questions about the City’s new Infrastructure Committee and the consolidation of existing committees to gain efficiencies for the city. Other topics included seasonal changes to downtown parking limits, infrastructure challenges at the city’s sewage treatment plant, and the status of Port Townsend ‘s pending water system agreement with the mill.
KPTZ is pleased to join up with the League of Women Voters of Jefferson County and the American Association of University Women of Port Townsend for the upcoming virtual Candidate Forum on Thursday October 7 at 6pm.
Moderated by Renee Klein, the first hour of the forum will feature Position 1 candidates Cameron Jones and Ben Thomas, followed in the second hour by Position 5 candidates Tyler Vega and Libby Wennstrom. KPTZ will simulcast the forum and livestream it at the above Listen Live button.
Candidates will give timed opening and closing statements, and answer questions submitted by the public. Submit your questions here by October 5. Concise, unbiased questions will be given priority. Some questions may be combined, and every effort will be made to cover a wide range of subjects. Links to the forum, accessible by computer or phone, will be posted on the League’s website.
Ballots for the November 2 election will be mailed October 13 and must be turned in by November 2. New online and mailed-in registrations to vote must be received by October 25. In-person registration at the Jefferson County Courthouse is possible during business hours through November 2. See the Jefferson County Elections website for more information on deadlines and ballot box locations.