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Kaitlyn Vadla

Solarize the Kenai pools the buying power of local home and business owners to negotiate for reduced installation rates on solar energy systems. 

Senator Stevens

On Tuesday afternoon, before his Senate State Affairs Committee meeting, District P Senator Gary Stevens of Kodiak spoke to KBBI's Kathleen Gustafson for this Legislative Update.

Emilie Springer: Homer Red Meat Center

Mar 23, 2021

The University of Alaska’s Red Meat Center in Homer is a glimpse into a much larger piece politics and education in Alaska.

Alaska Public Radio Network

Two months in to the three month legislative session, the Alaska House of Representatives is still struggling to organize itself and agree upon their rules of operation.

COVID Riff - Episode 4: Meet Cindy Stressmistress and Marty Mellow

Mar 22, 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 4 and learn about how stress and inflamation affect immunity.
 

Creative Commons

At a recent budget work session, Mayor Ken Castner had a question about communications equipment used by city employees. He asked City Information Manager Nick Poolos if cell phones were going to replace mobile radios any time soon.

“What’s the deal with radios?,” he asked. “Why are we still using radios around Homer when we have great cell phone coverage?”

Alaska Trails

Opportunities to engage in outdoor recreation is one of the most important things for many residents of, and almost all of the visitors to, the Kenai Peninsula.
    “Outdoor recreation is a huge part of my district. And every time there’s a new trail built, whether it’s a bike trail or hiking trail it gets used immediately and often,” said Fritz Creek Assemblyman Willy Dunne.
    His comments came during a presentation to the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly by Chris Beck regarding a proposed Seward-to-Fairbanks multi-use trail.

CDC

This morning on the regular Thursday COVID Brief, Nurse Lorne Carroll from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services and Derotha Ferraro, spokesperson for South Peninsula Hospital, answer questions from the listeners about vaccines and upcoming clinics.

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Girls on the Run is an international program that gathers young women together, building running skills through the preparation for and completion of a  5 kilometer run. That's a little over 3.1 miles

Stargazers Report: The Vernal Equinox

Mar 17, 2021
NOAA Satellite

The next few days mark the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Click on the audio below to hear KBBI's celestial correspondent Victoria Wilson Winne with your March Stargazers Report.
 

HCOA

The arts community in Homer continues to find ways to adapt and thrive, even in the context of an epidemic.

On this episode of Coffee Table, join host, Kathleen Gustafson and guests:
Scott Bartlett - Executive Director of Homer Council on the Arts
Asia Freeman - Artistic Director at Bunnell Street Arts Center
Erin Hollowell - representing  Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference and Story Knife

City of Homer

This year, the city of Homer will shift fiscal years from its former January 1 start date to July first. The city operates on a two-year budget, and planning is underway. First-year City Manager Rob Dumouchel walked the city council through the administration needs yesterday evening during the first of several planned budget work sessions.
    “Really, this is about getting feedback from council. You know, we want to hear your ideas,” he said.

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 3 and learn about the role vegetables play in decreasing inflamation and improving immune function, resulting in better outcomes for people infected with COVID-19.
 

CDC

Cases of COVID-19 in Alaska are on the rise and likely to increase with spring break travelers returning home this week.


According to Nurse Lorne Carroll from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, the State of Alaska is still experiencing widespread community transmission with many undetected cases and undetected outbreaks.  Alaska is at what DHSS classifies as a high rate of infection. 

Ghee

Mar 15, 2021
Do-piazza and toor dal
Jeff Lockwood / KBBI

It's time to brown some butter - Jeff Lockwood goes into the kitchen to get his Maillard reaction on, and then make a couple of Indian dishes using the resulting ghee.

Produced at KBBI AM 890 in Homer, Alaska. First aired 3/14/21.  

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