Pier One Theatre

Pier One Radio Theatre and KBBI present:

Shakespeare in Quarantine, by Jessica Golden,
directed by Maynard Smith.

With theatres closed to prevent the spread of sickness, William Shakespeare struggles to write King Lear while juggling working from home, parenting and managing his Twitter account.

Featuring: Peter Sheppard, Poppy Smith, Lindsey Schneider and Peter Norton.


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Holiday season in Homer always means increased efforts to aid people in need, but what will that look like this year?


Nov 25, 2020

With a worldwide pandemic raging, getting together for a big meal is a terrible idea.  Finding ways to shrink Thanksgiving classics down?  Fantastic idea.  Jeff Lockwood makes turkey ballotines (and has unkind things to say about the turducken), as well as sweet potato gnocchi and green bean casserole, with a remote appearance from Teri Robl's stuffin' muffins.

Produced at KBBI AM 890 in Homer, Alaska.  First aired 11/22/20.


Nov 25, 2020
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There comes a time in a hen's life where she's not laying too much, and you have to make some decisions.  One of the options, the one Jeff Lockwood chooses this week, is stock - the best stock you can make.  Stock leads inexorably to soup - potato leek, this time.

Produced at KBBI AM 890 in Homer, Alaska.  First aired 11/8/20.


Nov 25, 2020

Milk is much more than a drink - it's an important ingredient, contributing fat, texture, and flavor to many different foods - meatballs and quiche among them.  Jeff Lockwood is joined by Teri Robl for a look at one of the many useful products squeezed from underneath the cow. 

Produced at KBBI AM 890 in Homer, Alaska.  First aired 10/25/2020.

Holidays made brighter through helping others

Nov 25, 2020
Fran Van Sandt

Thanksgiving reminds us that not everyone has a table of plenty during the holidays. That reality didn’t sit well with Homer’s Fran Van Sandt, who’s been filling boxes with food for Thanksgiving for more than a third of a century.
    Commentator Emilie Spring recently visited Van Sandt and other people who continue to bring some holiday cheer to their neighbors


At last night's Homer City Council meeting, Homer's COVID Incident Command Team delivered their regular report to the Council. Christine Anderson, representing South Peninsula Hospital, spoke of five COVID patient admissions to SPH over the last two weeks, ten COVID-related emergency room visits over the last two weeks and, she said, about 20 clinic visits from COVID positive patients.

Commentary: More thoughts on Communication

Nov 23, 2020

In this commentary from Nov. 13, Emilie Springer of Homer has more thoughts on communication. KBBI welcomes thoughtful commentary from the community. If you would like to respond, or have something else to say, contact KBBI News. Commentaries don’t necessarily reflect the views of KBBI’s board, employees, or sponsors.

Baking in the Time of Covid

Nov 20, 2020

This week, commentator Emilie Springer looks at how the coronavirus pandemic has affected one of Homer’s most venerable and iconic businesses.

Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of KBBI’s board, staff or underwriters.
    KBBI welcomes thoughtful commentary from the community. Contact KBBI news for more information.

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On this morning's COVID-19 Brief, panelists:

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The holiday season combined with lack of light can be hard on people in the easiest of times.

This year is proving to be especially difficult with school buildings closed, kids going to school from home and rising COVID-19 cases rising on the Peninsula.

Sound Collections: Episode 12 - Saskia Esslinger

Nov 17, 2020

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Blood Sweat and Food Farms

On this final episode of the first season, we talk with Aryn Young and Beau Burgess of Blood Sweat and Food Farm about the benefits of pasture-raised meats, caring for animals during winter and ethical butchering. We discuss the big picture: how their integrated approach to agriculture presents numerous benefits to the quality of life of the animals, the consumer, the community and the farmer.

Jessica & William Hahn

Almost everyone in Homer has a story about their journey from wherever they came from to the Cosmic Hamlet by the Sea.

    Some may have written about it in books or sang about it in song, but the project that Jessica and William Hahn have just completed may be a first: A children’s book, "Pirreco’s Journey - El Viaje de Pirreco," in rhyme, in both English and Spanish.

    KBBI’s Jay Barrett spoke to the couple about their new book.



On this morning's COVID-19 Brief, panelists:
Pegge Erkeneff, Spokesperson for Kenai Peninsula Borough School District,
Jenny Carroll from the City of Homer,
Nurse Lorne Carroll from the Homer Public Health Center and AK State DHSS, and Derotha Ferraro from South Peninsula Hospital, answer questions from the listeners and talk about mental health issues facing folks in quarantine, CARES Act funding and the importance of wearing a mask in the wake of rapid increases in positive COVID cases.