courtesy Finn's Pizza

Bjorn Larsen and Sasha Raupp are owner/ operators of Finn’s Pizza on the Homer Spit. I talked to them a few days ago about how they met and how the operation got started.  Bjorn lets Sasha tell most of the story but interjects a few points here and there.  

Covid Brief -- Sept. 23, 2021: The Surge Continues

Sep 23, 2021

This week our panel of Alaska Public Health Nurse Lorne Carroll, school district spokesperson Pegge Erkeneff, and South Peninsula Hospital spokesperson Derotha Ferraro address the continuing surge of coronavirus.


   The Rasmuson Foundation recently announced its 2021 Individual Artist Awards, with several Homer and Kenai Peninsula artists represented. 

Ten $18,000 fellowships and 25 project awards in the amount of $7,500 were awarded out of 300 applicants. 

Homer Grown

For the latest episode of Homer Grown, we travel to that 'micro farm' that host Desiree Hagen mentions in every episode. Darius Kleine of Fritz Creek Fungi chats about mushroom cultivation, foraging wild mushrooms, the potential for mushroom mycelium as a building material. The episode, just like mycelia, branches into many directions including mushrooms that control insects, how mushroom cultivation is integrated into a circular operation model on the farm, and who we want for our 'apocalypse team.'

Ribbon-cutting for new electric car charger

Sep 21, 2021

On Thursday, the Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) will be unveiling the first fast-charging station to be installed on Alaska’s highway system as part of a project that spans from here to Fairbanks. The ribbon-cutting will be at AJ's OldTown Steakhouse and Tavern on Thursday, at 2 p.m.

Homer City Council Candidate Forum

Sep 17, 2021
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    Candidates for Homer City Council sat down Thurs. night at Land’s End for a forum sponsored by the Homer Chamber of Commerce. Five candidates are running for three seats on the council. Three of them are vying for two seats with three-year terms, and two men, both incumbents, are seeking a single seat with a one-year term.

    The three candidates who are running at-large for the pair of three-year terms are incumbent Councilwoman Donna Aderhold, former Councilwoman Shelly Erickson, and Adam Hykes. 

Covid Brief for Sept. 16

Sep 16, 2021

This week on the Covid Brief, guests Derotha Ferraro of South Peninsula Hospital, Public Health Nurse Lorne Carroll, and school district spokesperson Pegge Erkeneff update us on the latest Covid-19 situation, and take questions from the public.

    According to an Alaska State Trooper report, the FBI was called to the Kenai Peninsula Tuesday after road crews working near Mile 58 of the Sterling Highway unearthed a partial stick of unexploded dynamite, with a blasting cap still intact. 

After being notified by the road contractors, the Alaska State Troopers requested assistance from the FBI. Agents from Anchorage disposed of the old dynamite by exploding it in-place.

Coffee Table - Municipal Election Candidates

Sep 15, 2021
Shahla Farzan/KBBI

This week on The Coffee Table, we welcome (pretty much) all the candidates for elected office that will appear on the Municipal Election ballot on October 5. 

    Support for The Coffee Table comes from Pier One Theatre, Homer's community theatre -- supporting community voices. Schedules and information on Pier One productions at 226-2287 and at


KBBI Fall Membership Drive

Our fall on-air membership drive is October 8th & 9th, but you don't have to wait until then to support the voices and information you rely upon every day. Thank you!

Are you ready for a story?

KBBI is happy to present Storytime Anytime! Tune in at your leisure to the three book series My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett and read by Claudia Haines from the Homer Public Library.

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