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.

Tossed Salad for 11/23/18

Still thankful after our Thanksgiving holiday, Phil Andrus brings us a Tossed Salad cornucopia of local talents:

1:00Lanny Turay, on guitarist Al Turay and the historic Seattle jazz scene
2:00Al Cairns, Jefferson County Conservation District
2:30Bread and Gravy, Port Angeles band
3:00 – Black Friday, celebrated with Billy Zoom
4:00Cast members of KCPT’s “Spirit of the Yule”/”Every Christmas Story Ever Told”
4:30Heather Dudley Nollette, reading “Middle School Misfortunes Then and Now, One Teacher’s Take”

Coming Friday, December 14, noon to 5pm: Tossed Salad presents an extravaganza at City Hall, at the Museum of Art and History. More details here.

#124 Mike Howell, Howell’s Sandwiches

(First airdate: November 20, 2018) BUILDING SANDWICHES & DREAMS. Our Town Host Maryanne McNellis interviews Mike Howell, the enthusiastic owner of Howell’s Sandwich shop. He’s a Chicago boy who followed his girlfriend (now wife) to Port Townsend. She had a job, he didn’t. After checking things out, he decided the vacant space Jordini’s once occupied was perfect for a Chicago-style sandwich shop. The walls are covered in old family pictures. One shows a very young Mike in a toy plane in front of a hanger at Howell’s Airport, once owned by his grandfather. Mike has big plans for Howell’s.


Compass for the Week of 11/19/2018

In 2014, the Port Townsend School System established the Maritime Discovery Schools Initiative, designed to blend maritime instruction into all levels of the curriculum. Now in the fifth and final year of the initiative, the school system has accommodated such instruction district wide. On this week’s Compass program director Sara Rubenstine discusses progress so far and what we should expect in the future.


Tossed Salad for 11/16/2018

Phil Andrus gets Tossed Salad off to an early start with Can’t Wait for Salad at 12:40, featuring Krista Mudge and Brian Edminston, basketball referees. Thereafter you have:

1:00Jeanie Murphy, “Banjo Tunes, Tunings, and Lore”
1:30Sue Thompson and Bobbi Nikles, vocals with guitar and fiddle
2:00Tom Jay, “A Word and a Poem”
2:15Ellen Falconer, guest DJ
3:15 – The Roadstead Project, with Laticia Huber, Laura Alisanne, Kelly Matlock, and Sharon Carter
3:45Donn Ring, spiritual basis for earth care
4:30 – Storyteller Alice Squire, of the Story People of Clallam County

Over the Top!

Big thanks to all who pitched in to help KPTZ reach our goal so that we can continue broadcasting!

With results still trickling in, we’ve achieved a greater number of donations than usual – over $31,000 from our Fall Pledge Drive. Sustaining KPTZ and our services takes a lot of work from many people, and a fair bit of money too. The more the community gives, the more we can do. Job well done!

Compass for the Week of 11/12/2018

We take you inside a Port Ludlow event to honor Vietnam veterans, and we hear their personal – and sometimes painful – stories.