Compass for 5/30/2020

Unexpected changes have altered the complexion of society in a very short amount of time, and there have been all manner of creative pivots and interesting, if not profound, changes, discoveries, and “a-hahs” hitting us right between the eyes. The concept of how to throw a Film Festival has been no exception.

This week on the Compass, we speak with Janette Force, Executive Director of the Port Townsend Film Festival, and we explore the creative alternative paths staff and volunteers are exploring this summer, from the launch of the Women in Film “mini” festival, to a picture of what September’s major festival may look like.  We’ll also discuss how the times are affecting both filmmakers and the Industry.

KPTZ’s Through Science to Health ~ 5/29

Today Lynn Sorensen, RN and Phil Andrus discussed the recent directive, dated 5/28/20, by Dr Tom Locke, Jefferson County Health Officer regarding the ‘mandatory’ wearing of cloth masks in public if unable to keep the social distance and always to enter a business or restaurant. Phil asked: if visitors arrive without masks, what can be done for them? Lynn suggested that the Visitor Center have free masks to give out to visitors. She also commended all the seamstresses who have given of their time and sewing expertise to continue to offer free cloth masks to the public.

Other counties, Clallam and Kitsap will both be in Phase 2 as of June 1st. Phil asked how will this affect Jefferson County. Lynn spoke to the divisiveness of cultures and the risk of ‘vaccine nationalism’; that is, when a working vaccine has been produced, will that country share it with the world? The U.S. and China are in a competitive stance at this time.

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: Germaine Arthur

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KPTZ is an ALL volunteer radio station, and the magic happens through the efforts and gifts people like Germaine bring. KPTZ has so many wonderful volunteers who are committed to making KPTZ the best community radio station it can be.

Please join us in thanking Germaine Arthur, and countless others who show every day, together we are – KPTZ Eclectic, Authentic Community Radio!

ABOUT GERMAINE: Germaine is a great contributor to our community. Germaine not only volunteers her time here at KPTZ, she also volunteers for Habitat for Humanity and is very involved with the Port Townsend Community Chorus and Ukuleles Unite.

Germaine and her husband Bernie moved to Port Townsend in 1969 to start a boat building company, Skookum Marine Construction. They have four children and six grandchildren, and recently celebrated their 52nd anniversary. She says her favorite KPTZ show is Ruby Fitch’s Beach Rubble – ” truly eclectic and very interesting.” says Germaine.

How long have you volunteered at KPTZ? I have been coming for the past year and a half. Just a couple of months from when KPTZ first aired.

Why did you decide to volunteer with KPTZ? I was talking with a friend of mine who is on the board of directors and told me they were looking for volunteers to help answer phones.

What do you like most about volunteering here? I like meeting and working with interesting people I would not otherwise meet.

I understand you play a ukulele, so you must be a lover of music. What genres of music do you like best? Classical, especially Choral music, Big Band music from the 40’s and Blue Grass.

Will we ever be able to hear you play your ukulele on air? NO!

Haha, we will try and get her to come in sometime we hope with her ukulele… You can find out more about Germaine and her Ukulele friends at ukulelesunite.com.

KPTZ Partners with Jeffco Dept. of Emergency Management

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KPTZ IS YOUR PARTNER in helping to provide this community with important information in which to educate and inform of any weather warnings or disasters. We appreciate all the work the Department of Emergency Management is doing in keeping us informed and safe! For more information, please read the following…

The Jefferson County “emergency-information” blog is now active due to the RED FLAG warning issued by the National Weather Service.

When this area is under a WARNING, (or any other incident with community wide impact) the information is posted on the blog, and a NIXLE text message is disseminated to all subscribers.

To find our emergency information blog go to www.jeffcoeoc.org and click on the INCIDENTS IN PROGRESS tab.

To subscribe to free NIXLE text messages from this office go to www.jeffcoeoc.org and click on the cell phone icon in the upper right corner.

Bob Hamlin, Program Manager – KE7DPH
Jefferson County Dept. of Emergency Management

KPTZ – High Visibility at 19th & Blaine

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KPTZ has a new look. Thank you so much for your hard work and contribution in bring a new look our way. Tom Booth, thank you for your beautiful KPTZ 91.9 stenciling! Ann Katzenbach, thank you for leading the efforts and a big thank you to Helen Gilbert, Colin Foden, Graham Hadden, Gail Pruit and Kate Dwyer for rolling up your sleeves and working so hard. If you didn’t know where we were driving down Blaine street, you will now!!

THANK YOU!!!!

Kris Shapiro

Station Manager

1st Anniversary Ribbon Cutting and Open House

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On Monday, May 14, the Jefferson County Chamber Ambassadors joined us at KPTZ on our first anniversary with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Followed by an open house – volunteers, members and guests dropped by for a slice of birthday cake courtesy of Candace’s Cookies, tamales by Rosa Delicia Mexicana, and fiddle and accordion music by The Alternators, Peter Evasick and George Radenbaugh. Thank you one and all for your support and birthday wishes!

KPTZ’s 2012 Commemorative T-Shirt

Our 2012 t-shirt was designed by local artist and KPTZ volunteer Tom Booth. It commemorates KPTZ being honored as this year’s Rhody Parade Grand Marshal and all of the volunteers at KPTZ who have made our first year on the air a success!

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If you have volunteered at KPTZ, we invite you to march in the parade with us on Saturday, May 19. We will gather at the Fire Hall on Lawrence Street on or before 12:30 p.m. The parade starts at 1:00 p.m. Have fun with your “electic, authentic” attire, but wear comfortable shoes or boots. The route is about a mile and the parade through town will last about an hour. Contact our volunteer coordinator to RSVP you’ll be joining the procession at volunteer@kptz.org. Drop by the station to get your limited edition t-shirt (discounted for those marching in the parade). T-shirt colors are blue, sand and pistachio green.