Do you have a minute to end domestic violence?

Apr 12, 2021

Hi, this is Jesse Felice from Haven House with your Green Dot Minute. 

To find out about Green Dot training and events in Homer, search for Green Dot Homer on your favorite social media platform or contact South Peninsula Haven House at (907) 299-7712.


This week's Green Dot example is about reactive Green Dots.

Consider realistic options. If you are a bystander in a situation where something seems off to you, or that seems to be escalating into severity, could you be direct with the people involved?


House Bill 137, requiring the State of Alaska to maintain and operate a State run Department of Motor Vehicles in communities larger that 850, passed out of the Alaska House State Affairs Committee last Monday. The bill, sponsored by Representative Zach Fields of Anchorage is designed keep the State from closing DMVs in several cities across Alaska, including Homer. KBBI's Kathleen Gustafson has this look at last week in the Alaska State House.



Apr 12, 2021

It's hard to cook without fire, and you can't have fire without fuel.  Wood's been the #1 choice throughout history.  Jeff Lockwood is joined by former Three Legged Mule and Twitching Sushi bassist Atz Lee Kilcher and his massive Spanish wood cookstove, and do a little ice fishing on Caribou Lake hunting for kokanee and trout to cook on it.

Produced by KBBI AM 890 in Homer, Alaska.  First aired 4/11/21.

Homer Grown

We return to the garden (figuratively, of course) to discuss ways we can interact with plants despite recent 

sub-freezing temperatures.

Local horticulturalist and self-described 'garden enthusiast', Tim Alzheimer, shares methods of asexual plant propagations including use of clippings, layering and bubbling.

April's Second Sunday Shakespeare in Context: The Merchant of Venice

Apr 9, 2021

Join Sarah Brewer from Pier One Theatre's Mud Bay Bards and Michael Hawfield, Professor Emeritus at Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College, as they discuss this month's featured play in the KPC Second Sunday Shakespeare series. 

You'll hear readings from characters Portia and Shylock from Elenore Sweeney and Ken Landfield.

This month the play is The Merchant of Venice.
Click on the link to hear the synopsis and discussion.

Kachemak Crane Watch

Watch the skies over the few next weeks. Sandhill canes are returning to the Kenai Peninsula. They've already been spotted in the air. Nina Faust of Kachemak Crane Watch spoke with KBBI's Kathleen Gustafson this week and says she has reports of crane sightings, but hasn't yet received reports of a sandhill crane touchdown. 

“The last few years from 2017 forward, there were fairly early March 29th in 2017, April 7th in 2018, April 2nd in 2019 and April 9th in 2020. And then this year, the first report was on April 1st,” said Faust


This morning on The COVID-19 Brief, Derotha Ferraro from South Peninsula Hospital, Nurse Lorne Carroll from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services and Jenny Carroll from the City of Homer answer questions from the listeners about case counts and local trends and about available appointments for the April 17 vaccine clinic Homer High School.

Northern Enterprises plans growth at boat yard

Apr 8, 2021
Northern Ent.

Among the properties that the Kenai Peninsula Borough owns is some land off Kachemak Drive in Homer, which is prime real estate for moose to hang out in -- and for storing fishing boats. It’s not as big a conflict as it might seem at first.


Join Lyn Maslow from Friends of the Homer Public Library in celebrating the 2021 Lifelong Learners, Deb Lowney and Larry Dunn.

You'll hear from the honorees and from guests, Library Director, Dave Berry and Children's Librarian, Claudia Haines, with tributes from Dave Brann, Sean Campbell and Wendy Todd.


Graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2021 fall on Tuesday, May 18 for Homer High School and Homer Flex School.

Like last year, there will be a caravan of graduates down Pioneer Avenue around 8:30 p.m. after Mariner graduation ceremonies conclude. But this year, plans are to get out of the parking lot and on to the playing field to allow for more guests to attend.

Emilie Springer: Farming the Sea

Apr 6, 2021
Weatherly Bates

Weatherly and Greg Bates’ interest in seafood started through historic east coast markets and in academia at the University of Rhode Island, URI.  The Bates are both originally from Little Compton, Rhode Island.  A small town of about 3,000 people.


Farmers market vendors and shoppers from all over Alaska will meet, virtually, this Friday for the 2021 Alaska Farmers Market Summit.

Events include talks on food access and funding for the upcoming market season. KBBI's Kathleen Gustafson has this preview.




The COVID-19 vaccine is free and widely available right now. Here's a breakdown of where you can find which kind of vaccine, this week and next, in the Homer area.

COVID Riff - Episode 6: Staying healthy for the long haul

Apr 5, 2021

Dr. Rob Downey is hosting a series of six, half-hour conversations  with Nurse Lorne Carroll.

They talk about COVID-19 from a public health perspective every Sunday through April 4th on COVID Riff.

Click on the audio below to hear Episode 6 and learn about the long term effects of COVID and how to keep healthy in the months to come.


Do you have a minute to end domestic violence?

Apr 5, 2021

Hi, this is Jessi Felice from Haven House with your Green Dot Minute.

Green Dot is a way of looking at the problem of violence with hope that it can be solved and that we all have a role to play in solving it. As individuals, we have the power to influence our friends, family, coworkers and the world around us.