An article on gCaptain.com called my attention to a podcast with Maritime Administrator Mark H. Buzby that was done by maritime attorney Kalus Luhta. The interview was conducted in mid-November 2017. You can find Part 1 of the podcast here. Part 2 is available here. Some comments about KP and the state maritime schools begin at the 12 minute mark of part 2. At about the 18:50 mark of part 2, RADM Buzby discusses the sea year “stand down” and acknowledges that standing down sea year was a mistake.