Attention Please!

Michael Carroll

(Airdate: September 20, 2021) Mike Carroll, local pianist and music teacher, will be performing in the Candlelight Concert series on Thursday Sept 23, 2021 at 7pm. He will perform music by Bach, Mozart, Chopin and Scarlatti. Larry Stein spoke to Mike Carroll for Attention Please! about his career in music, and the concert he will be performing.  It can be heard on KPTZ, or streamed from Trinity United Methodist Church’s website.

Julio Elizalde

(Airdate: September 13, 2021) Larry Stein speaks with Julio Elizalde, Artistic Director of the Olympic Music Festival. Their festival is all virtual this year, with 6 Chamber Music concerts. The concerts are available on their website, free of charge.

Two Aspects of Living in Our Community

(Airdate: September 6, 2021) In this pair of short interviews, we first welcome Anderson Mackenzie of Foggy Hog Farm, a farming operation that offers CSAs for pork and beef through direct sales and at the Port Townsend Farmers Market. In the second part, Velda Thomas reads from her soon to be released book Blended, an account of belonging in today’s world, and discusses it with Attention Please! host Phil Andrus.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety

(Airdate: August 30, 2021) Officer Bill Corrigan of the Port Townsend Police Department discusses with Attention Please! host Phil Andrus strategies for more safe cycling and walking about in our community.

Linda Rosenbury

(Airdate: August 23, 2021) Siobhan Canty & Chris Bricker speak with Port Townsend School District’s new Superintendent, Linda Rosenbury. We’ll learn about her background, her leadership style, and discuss what we should be looking for in order to make our schools successful. We discuss the cultural and socio-economic make-up of our students, and we talk about how to keep them safe in these uncertain times.

Cello Meets Piano

(Airdate: August 16, 2021) In anticipation of their August 27 Candlelight Concert, pianist Sheila Harwood and cellist Pamela Roberts discuss their lives in music and the pieces they will play, including a Fantasy by Schumann recorded for Attention Please!. Beth Kissinger, of Trinity United Methodist Church, presents the concert, giving details for attending, which will be both livestreamed and broadcast on KPTZ.

PT Marine Science Center buys the Flagship Landing

(Airdate: August 9, 2021) Larry Stein speaks with Janine Boire, Exec. Director of the PT Marine Science Center, about their recently announced purchase of the Flagship Landing building on Water Street. Over the next 4-5 years, the Marine Science Center will move its offices, exhibition space, and most activities to this 130-year-old building on Water Street. The current Fort Worden location will remain part of PTMSC, focusing on field work and education programs.

Dove House and Olympic Peninsula Home Connection

(Airdate: August 2, 2021) Attention Please! for this day comes in two parts. The first brings Beulah Kingsolver, Executive Director of Dove House and Barbara Berthiaume, of Bluebills, with the subject being the golf tournament hosted by the Bluebills to benefit Dove House. You’ll hear a few words about Dove House, a few words about the Bluebills, and background on the golf tournament scheduled for the Port Ludlow Golf Course on August 27.
The second part of this Attention Please! brings producer Carla Powell, director Consuelo Bremen and cast members Peter Sanok and Tenzin O’Neill to tell of the movie in which they are involved, the production of Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens, a project of Olympic Peninsula Home Connection.

Seventh Haven Housing Project

(Airdate: July 26, 2021) Attention Please! was on hand at the ground-breaking ceremony for Seventh Haven, the first new publicly-supported affordable housing project to come to Port Townsend in many years. KPTZ’s Steve Evans talked with Olympic Community Action Program Executive Director Cherish Cronmiller about how the project came about, and who it will benefit.

From a Memorial Boat Parade to Hungry Guillemots in the Far North

(Airdate: July 19, 2021) The July 19 Attention Please! opens with an interview of Ian Weedman about the July 21 memorial for famed rigger Brian Toss. In the second part, Shelly Leavens and Maria Coryell-Martin join host Phil Andrus to talk about current Jefferson County Historical Society projects, with particular emphasis on Ms. Coryell-Martin’s exhibit titled “Witnessing Climate Change”.

Straight Up Magazine Leads

(Airdate: July 15, 2021) Larry Stein talks with two members of the team that produces Strait Up, a magazine by and for people of the Northeast Olympic Peninsula. Justine Gonzalez-Berg is Editor-in-Chief, Arendt Speser is a member of the Editorial Collective. Strait Up covers Arts, Social Issues, Poetry, Interviews, Photography, and more. Issue 5 / Summer 2021 is on sale now in various places in the region where local journals, books, newspapers, publications are available.

Jazz at the Castle, Flowers at Gariss Gardens

(Airdate: July 5, 2021) The first Attention Please! of July began with a brief overview of the series “Friday Night Jazz at the Castle”, illustrated with a song by organizer Jean Lenke. For the second part of the show, Peter Gariss and Candice Gohn describe Port Townsend’s largest flower garden, Gariss Gardens, and the accompanying Farmstand which is now open to the public. Along the way, Peter Gariss tells the history of Gariss Gardens, an historic working farm in the middle of Port Townsend.

Building the Local Economy from the Soil Up

(Airdate: June 28, 2021) KPTZ News Director Steve Evans talks with Eric Peterson, who came to Port Townsend with visions of farming for a living, but who realized that fulfilling his dream would necessitate total involvement with the local economy.

Our Working Waterfront

(Airdate: June 21, 2021) This month Chris Bricker, with co-hosts Port Commissioner Pam Petranek and Port Director Eron Berg, speaks with Deputy Port Director Eric Toews and Jeannie McMacken, organizer for the Quilcene Citizens Listening Tour set to launch on June 26. We talk about all things Port for the Quilcene community and the Herb Beck Marina Project.  Jeannie tells us that the listening has already begun, and it all made for an interesting and informative conversation for this month’s show.
Note: Our Working Waterfront will be moving to a new Friday time slot in July. Look for us at noon on July 16!

YEA Music Camps at Fort Worden

(Airdate: June 14, 2021) Larry Stein interviews Daniel Ferland, Music Director of PT HIgh School, about another local music venture he is establishing. YEA Music is a series of 5-day summer camps at the end of June, July, and August.  Camps will offer music instruction for students entering 5th to 12th grades.  No previous music experience is necessary. Camps will be held at Fort Worden. These camps are inspired by the very successful El Sistema program that started in Venezuela, and has spread around the world. 

Olympic Angels

(Airdate: June 7, 2021) On this Attention Please! we hear perspectives on foster parenting through the words of foster parents Ari and B.G. Patterson and Olympic Angels caseworker Morgan Hanna. Ari Patterson has witnessed foster parenting from the perspective of a foster child and a foster parent and is now a passionate advocate for foster children and foster parents.

Memorial Day

(Airdate: May 31, 2021) On this Memorial Day, three retired USAF Colonels – John Fabian, Nancy McDaniel, and Glenn Davis – talk of their service in the Air Force, the emotional impact of the loss of family and colleagues, the meaning of Memorial Day to them, and the patriotism of masking and vaccinating.

Candlelight Concert featuring Val James

(Airdate: May 24, 2021) In the latest of Trinity United Methodist Church’s Candlelight Concert series, this time benefiting the nonprofit Bayside Housing, Port Townsend vocalist Val James will be singing her favorite Gershwin tunes to the accompaniment of an illustrious group of local musicians in a virtual performance on Thursday, May 27, 2021. Steve Evans this week talks with James about her upbringing in a show biz family in Burbank, California, and about the people and causes she supports through her music.

Our Working Waterfront

(Airdate: May 17, 2021) For our special Birthday episode of Our Working Waterfront, we check in with Co-Host Eron Berg, Port of Port Townsend’s Port Director, for his regular recap for the month, with a special emphasis on developments in the formulation of a Citizens’ planning process for the Port properties there. Then Chris Bricker and Co-Host, Port Commissioner Pam Petranek take a walk through the boatyard to encounter some of our Women of the Waterfront. They speak with shipwrights Esther Whitmore of Haven Boatworks and Angi Lungu of the Shipwrights’ Co-Op. Then they visit Port Townsend sailing legend, Carol Hasse and her wooden boat Lorraine in the marina, and finally a delightful conversation with Erika and Alyson of Port Townsend Sails, locally known as the Sail Loft, in Point Hudson.

Jefferson County Libraries

(Airdate: May 10, 2021) Larry Stein speaks with Melody Sky Eisler, Director of the Port Townsend Public Library, and Tamara Meredith, Director of the Jefferson County Public Libraries. Both libraries have new services and public hours as we move through the worst of the pandemic. With summer approaching, both libraries have plans for youth and adult patrons.

Master Gardeners Plant Sale

(Airdate: May 3, 2021) This week’s Attention Please! first draws your attention to the Master Gardeners Foundation Annual Plant Sale, presented by Candice Gohn. Then Eric Reeter of Wilderbee Farm announces the Mothers Day weekend reopening of the Meadery on Wilderbee Farm, an event sweetened by two performances by Stringology. Eric Bogart, Terianne Stratton and Tracy Grisman comprise Stringology in their celebration of the music of Django Reinhardt.

P.T. Farmer’s Market

(Airdate: April 26, 2019) This week we take a stroll through Port Townsend’s wonderful Farmer’s Market, that vibrant community hub where every Saturday from early Spring to the end of Autumn most of the town congregates out in front of the Community Center on Tyler street for a few hours in the hopes not only of snagging a basketful of fresh seasonal produce or perhaps a locally produced craft item that may become a treasured heirloom, but of running into an old friend or making a new connection, or sitting on the lawn and listening to live music.

AAUW Home Tour

(Airdate: April 12, 2021) The AAUW Home & Kitchen Tour happens April 23-25 in a virtual format, online. Pass holders may tour a number of homes, condos, and 2 ship galleys. The event supports the AAUW Scholarship Program, and has been happening annually for 24 years. Larry Stein talks with two long-time participants in the event and the AAUW, Cheryl Bentley and Jean Stastny.

Shelly Leavens and Carol Swarbrick Dries

(Airdate: March 29, 2021) Phil Andrus interviews Shelly Leavens of the Jefferson County Historical Society and Carol Swarbrick Dries, talking about the “Lillian Carter” movie.

May’s Vote for Women’s History Month

(Airdate: March 22, 2021) This week on Attention Please! we speak with Key City Public Theater Artistic Director Denise Winter and Seattle-based actor Barbara Callander about a play called May’s Vote, based on the real-life figures of two suffragettes, May Arkinwright Hutton and Emma Smith Devoe, who led the fight for women’s right to vote in Washington state in the early 20th century. The play, written by Toni Douglass for the 1989 Washington State Centennial, is being presented in a series of free online performances in honor of Women’s History Month by the Jefferson County Historical Society and a number of other sponsors.