Peter Rinearson and Steve Scher engage in a wide-ranging discussion of the news media, and in particular its role in polarizing society—today and historically. Peter, a Vashon resident, is a Pulitzer Prize winner who wrote a book with Bill Gates, an entrepreneur who developed web-publishing systems for community content, and a former vice president of […]

Katrina Spade On Dying for the Living

October 8th, 2019 - Posted in

What if we could grow new life after we die? This year, Washington became the first state to legalize “human composting.” The law allows human bodies to be converted into soil in licensed facilities.  Katrina Spade, the Founder and CEO of Recompose, discusses the company’s new system for gently and sustainably disposing of the dead […]

CO2 Is Rising Fast, Professor Hansson Explains

September 30th, 2019 - Posted in

Synopsis: In a short interview with VOV Climate Watch, Professor H.C. Hansson at Stockholm University sends an important message on Carbon Dioxide (CO2) to the people of Vashon Producer:  Mark Hickling Runtime: 8 min Genre:  Documentary

Chinatown Screening to Benefit VoV

August 9th, 2019 - Posted in

“It grabs hold of you and never ever lets go.” That’s how NPR and LA Times film critic Kenneth Turan describes the classic movie, Chinatown. Voice of Vashon is bringing Turan to Vashon for a special showing of Chinatown Wednesday, August 28 at 6:00 p.m. It’s a fundraiser to support Voice of Vashon’s community service […]

Greg Wessel and the Stockholm Summit

July 23rd, 2019 - Posted in

Travel to Stockholm with Vashon geologist Greg Wessel to meet international geoscientists grappling with climate change. Synopsis:  Follow Vashon Island geologist Greg Wessel as he travels to Stockholm, Sweden, for the first-ever Geoscience & Society Summit — a meeting he conceived and has been working on for years.  Up-close interviews reveal top concerns of international geoscientists […]

Synopsis: In this episode of VOV Climate Watch we take a deep dive into the earth’s atmosphere with Professor Hans-Christen Hansson, Professor, Stockholm University.  Hansson explains the inner workings of clouds and paints a detailed picture of atmospheric forces warming our planet with special advice for the people of Vashon Island. Producer:  Mark Hickling Runtime: […]

Rochelle Munger Field Naming Ceremony and Softball Senior Day celebration on May 8, 2019.

Vashon Chamber Music ~ A Night in Hungary

April 29th, 2019 - Posted in

A performance of the Girsky String Quartet April 22, 2019 at Vashon United Methodist Church Artur Girsky- Violin 1 Natasha Bazhanov-Violin 2 Timothy Christie- Viola Rowena Hammill- Cello Holly Boaz- Soprano Quartet in D, op.71 no. 2 “Apponyi” ~ Franz Joseph Haydn Five Hungarian Folksongs ~ Bela Bartok String Quartet no. 3 ~ Bela Bartok String Quartet no. […]

Claude Debussy was among the most influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His seminal symphonic work ‘Afternoon of the Faun’  (pianist Marc Salman and his son Benjamin Salman perform this work arranged for two pianos) is often seen as the beginning of modern music.  Michael Tracy provides an insight to the […]

Vashon Pesticide Forum

March 21st, 2019 - Posted in

A presentation and discussion of herbicides for the landscape- safe and not so safe solutions 7 speakers and a question and answer period at the end. Presenters: Michael Laurie- introduces the forum Diane Emerson- Garden Green- begins at 9:20:22 Lianne Sheppard- begins at 32:37:05 Shannon Brittan- Seattle Univ. Grounds Dept.- begins at 42:25:28 Rob Peterson- […]

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