This week's Coffee Table is an edited recording of a panel presented Saturday, October 14, 2017 by The Homer chapter of The Pioneers of Alaska and Homer Senior Citizens Inc. Moderated by Daisy Lee Bitter, Homer Women Pioneers features homesteading stories from Marie Anderson Walker, Barbara Perkins Hill, Pam Middleton Hooker and Mossy Kilcher. It was recorded at The Friendship Center on Svendlund Avenue in Homer.
On this week's Coffee Table, local and state organizations are working and networking to address the physical and societal effects of adverse childhood experiences. Guests: Reverend Lisa Talbott of First United Methodist Church, Alivia Ericson of The Safe Families for Children program, Amy Woodruff, SKP Resilience Coalition Coordinator, Laura Norton-Cruz, Alaska Resilience Coalition Director, and a taped interview with Reverend Elizabeth Schultz and First Lady of Alaska Donna Walker.
This week's Coffee Table spotlights the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Attu. The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge and The National Park Service traveled to Attu with descendants of people evacuated, to hold a ceremony of rememberance and collect information about Attu, it's people and the battle. Guests: Marianne Aplin from AMNWR Author Jeff Dickrell Descendant of Attu, Crystal Dushkin Rachel Mason from NPS and reporter Zoe Sobel from KUCB, Unalaska.
Two Homer City Council seats are up for election on October 3. This week, KBBI's Jesse Rabinowitz hosted candidates on The Coffee Table, KBBI's live , call-in public affairs program. Wednesday, September 13 Guests: Kim Ketter, Rachel Lord, Caroline Venuti and Dwane Nustvold
Thursday, September 14 Guests: Andy Kita, Stephen Meuller, Sarah Vance
Proposition 1, if passed, will ban all marijuana sales, cultivation, paraphernalia sales and testing in borough areas outside of incorporated cities. Leif Abel, Doug Anderson and Amy Jackman, representatives of Keep Cannabis Legal, a group formed to oppose Prop 1, are the guests on this week's Coffee Table.
Homer Volunteer Fire Department Chief Bob Painter is the guest on this week's Coffee Table. He talks about the department's emergency response drill this weekend and invites citizens of Homer to sign up for firefighter/EMT training, slated to begin in October. The volunteer roster for this weekend's drill is now complete. Thanks to everyone who called to put their name on the list.
KBBI News Director Aaron Bolton recently traveled to Gore Point to participate in a marine debris collection project. This week's Coffee Table recounts that trip and does a deep dive into the plastic-filled waters of Kachemak Bay. Guests: President of Gulf of Alaska Keeper Chris Pallister, Professor Patty Zwollo from The College of William and Mary and Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies Marine Debris Coordinator Henry Reiske.