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 6/25/18

>Phil Andrus has Friday afternoon packed full of Tossed Salad goodies. Starting at 12:40, Can’t Wait for Salad features Aislinn Palmer of the Townsend Bay Music Festival. And at 12:55, Jean Walat shares with us about the Jefferson County Immigrant Rights Association. Then the Salad begins:

1:00 – Carla Main and Bev Schaaf, Jumping Mouse Benefit concert
1:30 – Jasmin Faulk-Dickerson, with tunes by sons Dante and Eros Faulk
2:30 – Al Bergstein, Olympic Peninsula Environmental News
3:00 – Carl Jarvis, on Sue Ammeter’s dedication to the Jefferson County Council of the Blind
3:30 – Moody Little Sister, by phone, with recorded music
3:45 – Danny Milholland, Port Townsend Orca Festival
4:00 – Jay Bakst and the Jefferson County Community Lean Resource
4:30 – Deborah Kate Hammond with Sarah Z

#113 Gary Keister, Old Alcohol Plant

(First airdate: June 19, 2018) GARY KEISTER: BRINGING LIFE TO THE OLD ALCOHOL PLANT. Our Town Host Maryanne McNellis interviews Gary Keister, the new owner of the Old Alcohol Plant. Gary has a unique vision. Half of the property is now a charming Inn & Restaurant, with spectacular views of the Port Hadlock Marina and the coast beyond. It features galleries that celebrate local artists and hosts classes and lectures. The reincarnated Old Alcohol Plant is fast becoming a popular venue for weddings, parties and conferences. Then there’s the “other side.” Gary has a unique vision. Half of the property is the Bayside Tower, which houses community members in need of transitional housing. The ‘for profit’ side (the Inn & Restaurant) helps support the ‘non-profit’ side. It’s an innovative and compassionate way to help with our housing crisis.


Compass for the Week of 6/18/18

This week on the Compass we take an incredible journey with a Port Townsend native who dreamed of becoming royalty – made that dream come true – then embarked on a life journey that has come full circle.   


Tossed Salad for 6/15/18

Long summer days bring many activities to PT and TS, too. Phil Andrus starts his show at 12:40 with Can’t Wait for Salad, talking with Amanda Milholland about the PT Farmers Market and WIC Distribution. Thereafter, you can enjoy:

1:00 – Julie and David McCulloch, Elevated Ice Cream
1:30 – Chuck Easton, with Ted Enderly on bass
2:15 – Bob Rosen, South County Report
2:45 – Port Commissioner Bill Putney; Gwendolyn Tracy and Pam Petranek of PTMTA; and Scott Wilson
3:30 – Judith-Kate, “Songs from the Sound”
4:15 – Grace Love, soul song and soul food
4:30 – Owen Rowe, reading

Melissa Febos

(First airdate: July 11, 2018) Cris Wilson talks to best-selling author Melissa Febos about her most recent memoir Abandon Me, published in 2017. She is a featured guest at the 2018 Port Townsend Writer’s Conference and she is a Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Monmouth College.


Compass for the Week of 6/11/2018

This week on the Compass we talk with local folks who help those in the final days of their lives and learn how you can help … and then we talk about the environment with the youngest – and first woman – ever to lead the Nez Perce tribe.