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.

Compass for the Week of 7/16/2018

This week on the Compass, we take you inside the nearly 100-year-old structure that was once the Beaver Valley General Store and meet the people who have turned it into a new and very sweet place … literally.


Postcard From the Trail

As some of you may know, KPTZ’s own Mike Schleckser (DJ Max) is hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. We’ve just received a postcard mailed June 29 from Lassen Volcanic National Park. His message:
“Has it been 2 months? Wow! I’m 1/2 way home. Boiling Lakes, Bubbling Mud, Sulphur Steam. I swam in a geothermic pool. Hope all is well. Keep on Rocking.”

Tossed Salad for 7/13/18

Another lovely summer week, another Can’t Wait for Tossed Salad at 12:40 this Friday. Phil Andrus opens with Mark Rose of the Brinnon Group. And then:

1:00 – Kara Hesse band
1:30 – Gwendolyn Tracy, Marine Trades Association
1:45 – Bob Rosen, South County Report
2:15 – BOCC Candidate Ryan McAllister
2:45 – Tracy Spring, her voice, her songs
3:30 – BOCC Candidate Jon Cooke
4:00 – Joe Stanton, brings his songs from British Columbia
4:30 – Don White, reading …

Compass for the Week of 7/09/18

This week on the Compass, we talk with volunteer firefighters who want YOU to join them in saving lives and property. Ever thought about being a volunteer firefighter? Regardless of your age, gender or experience, you might qualify for this life-changing experience … and maybe even earn some money.


KPTZ Election Series Helps Voters Decide

KPTZ is beginning a series of candidate interviews intended to inform voters about candidates running in eight local races.

“We are excited to provide this service to our listeners, in order to better acquaint them with the candidates,” said KPTZ Program Director Larry Stein. “We can provide added value to what people might see in forums or read in the newspaper, as the radio format allows candidates to speak in detail without time restrictions.”

The interviews will be conducted in separate formats by two key KPTZ staff members: News team member and Alive! and Kicking DJ host Charlie Bermant will present special report discussions between two district judge candidates on consecutive Thursdays beginning next week. And Tossed Salad host Phil Andrus will conduct extended one-on-one discussions as part of his regular Friday afternoon shows.

Charlie Bermant’s special reports, all to air Thursdays at 12:05pm, begin July 12 with a discussion between District Court Judge candidates Noah Harrison and Mindy Walker.

Subsequent programs include Sheriff candidates Joe Nole and David Stanko (July 19), County Prosecutor candidates Mike Haas and James Kennedy (July 26), and PUD candidates Tom Brotherton and Dan Toepper (August 2).

Because there are only two people running for each office, the results of the Aug. 7 primary do not affect the race, which will be decided in the Nov. 6 general election.

However, the race for Jefferson County Commissioner District 3 is contested, with four candidates vying to replace retiring Commissioner Kathleen Kler:  Phil Andrus will offer in depth, one-on-one conversations with the County Commissioner candidates on Friday, July 13 (Ryan McAllister at 2pm and Jon Cooke at 3:15pm) and Friday, July 20 (Greg Brotherton at 2:30pm and Craig Durgan at 3:00pm).

Two legislative races are scheduled this year: Steve Tharanger faces Jim McIntire while Mike Chapman is challenged by Jodi Wilke. Coverage for these races is as yet unscheduled.

Primary ballots are due to be mailed out on July 20.

Following the primary election, Phil and Charlie will conduct follow-up interviews with the candidates prior to Election Day.

Tossed Salad for 7/06/18

Following on the Free Friday Fiddle Tunes live broadcast from Centrum at noon, Phil Andrus brings us the following for this week’s Tossed Salad:

1:30 – Homemade Music, featuring Anna Bosnick, with Kristin and Otto Smith and a special appearance by magician Eli Bosnick
2:30 – Shelly Leavens, new Executive Director of the Jefferson County Historical Society, and Bill Tennent, past Executive Director
3:15 – Matty Charles and Katie Rose, true country sounds
4:00 – Dillon Porter, Bob Dylan revisited
4:30 – Catherine McNabb, reading …