Check It Out!

Hosted ByKen Harvey, Jim Hills, Jessica Russell and Paul Pitkin

A podcast from Sno-Isle Libraries for lifelong learners with inquiring minds.

Episode 21: ‘Albatross’ carries Chris Jordan to Whidbey lectures

Albatross birds on Midway Island. Chris Jordan photo

In this episode, Check It Out! reporter Abe Martinez leads listeners through an interview with Chris Jordan, a Seattle-based photographer and documentarian who created a movie called “Albatross.” Jordan’s comments come as part of a conversation he had with Jennifer Geist.

Over the course of eight trips to Midway Island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Jordan used his cameras to document the albatross birds that nest there and their plight as the result of massive plastic pollution in the ocean.

Martinez and co-hosts Ken Harvey and Jim Hills also discuss Jordan’s film and why he was invited to speak at the 2019 Trudy Sundberg Lecture Series events that take place May 3-4 on Whidbey Island. The series is supported by the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation.

The 2019 Trudy Sundberg Lecture Series events:

Friday, May 3, 2019, 7 p.m.
Whidbey Island Center for the Arts
565 Camano Avenue, Langley

Saturday, May 4, 2019, 7 p.m.
Coupeville High School
Performing Arts Center
501 South Main Street, Coupeville

Episode hosts

Ken Harvey is Communications Director for Sno-Isle Libraries. Ken brings broad professional experience from his service with Community Transit, Sound Transit, Reno, Nev., and several positions in radio and TV.


Jim Hills is the library district’s manager of communications and marketing, a storyteller who claims to still have some ink in his veins from familial connections with, and previous-career infusions from, the newspaper biz.


Episode sponsors

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The Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation
proudly supports the innovative work of Sno-Isle Libraries through private donations.


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Edmonds Center for the Arts provides an array of outstanding performing artists from around the world, hosts events and serves more than 75,000 patrons annually.