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.
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.
(First airdate: May 22, 2019) Mary Robson and Christie Lassen of the Wild Birds Unlimited in Gardiner chat about how birds cache food and how they find it.
Leading into Memorial Day Weekend, Phil Andrus brings us a memorable Tossed Salad featuring:
1:00 – Hiroya Tsakamoto, solo guitar improvisations
1:45 – Amanda Milholland, PT Farmers Market
2:00 – Al Bergstein, Olympic Peninsula Environmental News
2:30 – Jeanie Murphy, Banjo Tunes, Tunings and Lore
3:30 – Tigran Arakaylan, Port Townsend Symphony Orchestra, with concertina soloist Otto Smith
4:00 – New Victorian, songs newer than older
4:30 – Don White, reading
This week on the Compass, we talk with a Port Townsend husband-and-wife team, trained in the fields of science and investigation, who will be sharing what they know about some very mysterious and mystical subjects.
(First airdate: May 16, 2019) Coastal Café introduces us to Ray Troll, an Alaskan artist whose work revolves around the ocean and all things marine. Troll creates fishy images that swim into museums, books and magazines, and onto T-shirts worn around the world, introducing new fans to the topics of ichthyology and paleontology, his two greatest passions.
Chris Bricker fills in for Phil Andrus on a Tossed Salad designed to get you through the Rhody Festival weekend. Listen and enjoy!
1:00 – Northwind Song: Singer/Songwriter Scott Cook
1:45 – Owen Rowe, Board President, and Kenna Eaton, General Manager, of the Port Townsend Food Co-op join us to talk about the upcoming Annual Meeting on May 26 and the expansion, along with its new Mission & Values statements.
2:00 – Bob Rosen stops in to tell us about upcoming events in South County, and Katie Morgan from OLYCAP-HOUSING will tell us about a new giant low-income housing project.
2:30 – Danny Milholland stops by to tell us about this year’s Rhody Weekend Cake Picnic
3:00 – Musicians Jonathan Doyle and Jake Sanders join us to shake the rafters a bit and talk about their histories & upcoming engagements on the Peninsula, Seattle & B.C.
3:45 – Judith-Kate Friedman, Songs from the Sound
4:30 – Deborah Kate Hammond, reading treasures
(First airdate: May 15, 2019) Nationally known author and local favorite Erica Bauermeister talks to Cris Wilson about her new novel The Scent Keeper. In this intriguing and emotional story of family secrets and strengths, we follow a young woman growing up on an isolated island off the coast of British Columbia.