Kathleen Gustafson

Senior Producer

Kathleen Gustafson came to Homer in 1999 and has been involved with KBBI since 2003

She is responsible for all aspects of local program and content creation, on-air and on-line, for KBBI.

When not working at the station, Kathleen teaches theater, storytelling and public speaking through Pier One Youth Theater and produces and directs local theater.

Ways to Connect

Pat Race/AK DHSS

 

   Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Public Health Nurse Lorne Carroll and Derotha Ferraro from South Peninsula Hospital join KBBI's Kathleen Gustafson to answer questions from the listeners and give an update on COVID positivity rates, vaccination rates and mitigation against the Delta variant.

AK DHSS says to expect and prepare for rapidly increasing incidence of COVID-19 in the community.
 

KPBSD

Click on the audio for this Back to School edition of Coffee Table.

Join host, Kathleen Gustafson and guests:

Pegge Erkeneff ; Spokesperson for Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

CDC

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Public Health Nurse Lorne Carroll says to expect and prepare for the increase of COVID in the community.

Nurse Carroll explains the Delta variant of the virus, which is circulating now, can be more than twice as contagious as the original.

Kachemak Bay State Park

Hello, this is Ingrid with Friends of Kachemak Bay State Park with this week's trail report updated Wednesday, July 21st. 
 

CDC

COVID-19 positivity rates continue to climb and demand for tests at South Peninsula Hospital's Vaccine and Test Site has more than tripled in the last 7 days. KBBI's Kathleen  Gustafson has this update.

CDC

COVID-19 case numbers are surging upward in the state causing the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services to put Alaska back in High Alert status. KBBI's Kathleen Gustafson has the story.


 

CDC

This week on the final, scheduled, COVID-19 Brief, Nurse Lorne Carroll from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services and Derotha Ferraro, spokesperson for South Peninsulia Hospital take questions from the listeners about the rise in case rates, and the stagnation of vaccination rates.

 

CDC

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services' Monday data summary covering July 9 through 11 show 174 new cases of COVID-19, four new hospitalizations and two new deaths due to COVID in AK.

There are 1,643 resident hospitalizations and 374 resident deaths attributed to COVID-19 to date.



The statewide alert level for COVID in Alaska is intermediate, at  6.37 cases per 100,000 in population.

AK DHSS

This week on the COVID Brief, Nurse Lorne Carroll for the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services and Derotha Ferraro, spokesperson for South Peninsulia Hospital take questions from the listeners about current case rates and vaccination rates, and about  preparing for the upcoming school year.
 

State of Alaska

District P Senator Gary Stevens of Kodiak spoke with KBBI's Kathleen Gustafson on Tuesday, about the State of Alaska's budget, the fate of the PFD and the first meeting of the new bi-partisan legislative work group in this Legislative Update.
 

Nomar

This past weekend, a crew assembled to raise the sail on a traditionally restored Bristol Bay double-ender.


The boat was part of the Fourth of July parade in Homer but the plan is to sail it back to Bristol Bay where it served as salmon gillnetter in the early 1900s.


  


 

CDC

On this Thursday's COVID 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, take questions from the listeners and talk about case counts and vaccines on the Peninsula.


This is Jenny Carroll's final COVID Brief, concurrent with the expiration of the City's emergency declaration. KBBI will stay in touch with Jenny for updates as needed. 
 

AKDHSS

 At Monday night's regular meeting of the Homer City Council, Homer Fire and EMS Chief Mark Kirko announced that the COVID Incident Command Team will deliver their final regular address to council at the July  26th meeting.



  Chief Kirko and representatives from South Peninsula Hospital, Homer Public Health Center and the City of Homer have presented at every meeting since March 9 of 2020. 
 

Homer Food Pantry

The  Homer Community Food Pantry provides more than groceries. In addition to food shopping every Monday from noon to 3 p.m., they provide financial management, funds for paying bills and transportation to people who need it. 

CDC

Nurse Lorne Carroll from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, and Jenny Carroll from the City of Homer take questions from the listeners and talk about free vaccines on the Spit and positivity rates on the peninsula.

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