5/18: Kyle Maxwell, Black Fleet Brewer

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Kyle “Hop Kyle” Maxwell of Black Fleet Brewing shares history of Thea Foss and original Black Fleet, introduces us to some of the challenges and rewards associated with operating a brewery, and gives us an auditory taste of beer brewed with roses and cherry blossoms.

Interview begins at  9:30.


  • The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network is hosting an online interactive talk this evening at 6:30pm to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Mount Saint Helens eruption
    • The talk will premiere on Youtube and will focus on Mount St. Helens and the Cascade Range volcanoes
    • A live Q&A session follows at facebook.com/thePNSN
  • An update to the state’s contact tracing plan for newly opened businesses was issued on Friday
    • Customers will be asked to voluntarily provide contact information for one person per household in case of COVID-19 exposure.
    • Information will only be shared with public health officials to contact individuals to explain the risk, answer questions and provide resources
    • Contact info will not be used for any other purpose and will be destroyed within 30 days.
  • Just before airtime, Governor Inslee held a press conference detailing resumption of non-urgent healthcare services
    • Re-opening, and remaining open, will be dependent on PPE availability and statewide or regional hospital capactiy
    • Providers must be able to adhere to sanitizing, distancing, and temperature-check guidelines
    • Officials emphasize that individuals should continue to seek medical care and connect with providers through telemedicine, especially for routine vaccinations and family planning services
    • Details are expected to be published at coronavirus.wa.gov


  • The head of the UW Virology Division is advising that individuals infected with the COVID-19 virus are most infectious before they feel sick, which is why wearing a mask in public is key to reducing the chances the virus will be passed between individuals.
  • Seattle Sounders FC and Tacoma Defiance athletes may be beginning voluntary individual workouts as of today at the club’s outdoor training fields.
    • Small-group and team training sessions are still paused until at least June 1st.
    • player workouts remain closed to the general public


  • Pierce County manager Bruce Dammeier has appointed retired Major General Dr. Kenneth Farmer to lead the county’s Office of Disaster Recovery.
    • Farmer will serve in the 6-month role to address the county’s recovery from the COVID-19 emergency.
  • The Pierce County Aging and Disability Resource Center is assisting those over the age of 60 with limited mobility, illness, or COVID-19 safety concerns with food shopping and delivery.
    • Individuals can call the office at 253-798-4600


  • Free COVID-19 testing at the Tacoma Dome starts tomorrow
    • Testing will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 19th, 20th, and 21st, and May 26th-28th.
    • Tacoma area residents must register at krogerhealth.com/covidtesting or call 1-888-852-2567 and select option 3.