Kathleen Gustafson

Interim News Director

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

alaska.org

Kachemak Bay Birders wrapped up their yearly shorebird monitoring  project on May 23, 2019 and sent a few representatives to KBBI for a special, live edition of Kachemak Science.
Guests,  George Matz from Kachemak Bay Birders, Nina Faust of Kachemak Crane Watch and student birder, Ally Rader talk about shorebirds, migration and nesting on Kachemak Bay.

Cook Inletkeeper

Cook Inletkeeper  observed the 30th  anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill by hosting a discussion on  building a sustainable and healthy future.

Scott Waterman/Homer Folk School

On this episode of Kachemak Science:
Meet Scott Waterman. He’s teaching a series of classes  on clean energy, renewable energy and energy efficiency for your home and business.
This Wednesday, March 6 at 6 p.m. you can attend his class on solar energy. What is involved in a solar electric or Photovoltaic (PV) system?
To find out, register at homerfolkschool.org or call (907) 841-3705

 

Wikimedia Commons

This month on Kachemak Science: Invasive crayfish in Buskin Lake on Kodiak, invasive northern pike in Threemile Lake and Native subsistence strategies for eradicating invasive species…by collecting and eating them.

 

IRIS

Episode Ten is a Kachemak Sciencequake!
Seismologists, Natalia Ruppert from the Alaska Earthquake Center in Fairbanks and Dr. Kasey Aderhold at  KBBI studios in Homer, talk about their work installing seismometers, and  monitoring and interperating data from the Alaska Transportable Array.
For more information go to:
http://ds.iris.edu/seismon/
https://earthquake.alaska.edu/

 

Wikimedia Commons

Kachemak Science attended the Alaska Invasive Species Workshop, November 13 - 15 at Lands End in Homer. Hear the highlights:  Chris Rainwater delivers a history of invasives in Homer, Seth Spencer and Shawna Bautista have a conversation on hawkweed and Mathew Barnes makes the case for invasivorism.
Click on the links below for full presentations from the workshop.

 

Bretwood Higman groundtruthtrekking.org

Kachemak Science takes you to Taan Fiord and Grewingk Lake this month with geologist, Bretwood Higman,  documentarian, Bjorn Olsen and Nat Herz from Alaska's Energy Desk.  Kyra Wagner from the Homer Soil and Water Conservation District connects producers and consumers of local food.  And, scientists from NOAA Fisheries and Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College convene for a report on this month's Belugas Count! event.

On this episode, learn how to join the sandhill crane count and next month's beluga whale count. Also, Dr Katrin Iken talks with  reporter Amanda Compton about sea ice algae and Professor Debbie Boege Tobin previews upcoming classes at Kachemak Bay Campus. To see the  proposal for the Ecological Baseline and Management Plan for Inspiration Ridge Crane Preserve, go to:
https://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/handle/2027.42/136566

prattmuseum.org

Presenting the July episode of Kachemak Science,
a celebration of The Pratt Museum on the occasion of their 50th anniversary. Geophysicist Geoff Coble, rock hound Terry McBee and skeleton builder Lee Post join The Pratt Museum directorate for a discussion illuminating the intersection of science, history and art.

Taz Tally

Clink below to hear the Democratic party primary debate recorded on Tuesday, July 10 2018. Candidates Alyse Galvin and Dimitri Shein participated. The debate was moderated by Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Member Kelly Cooper.

 

NOAA

This month on Kachemak Science,
Dr. Ryan Sharp from Kansas State University and Dr Matthew Brownlee from Clemson University introduce their study of visitors to Katmai and Lake Clark National Preserves. Also, Homer author Nancy Lord reads from her latest book "pH". She makes a few recommendations for great science writing and talks about her science writing seminar at the 2018 Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference.

Public Domain

On this Kachemak Science, sea star wasting is the topic for discussion with Seth Spencer from the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies and Katrine Iken and Brenda Konar from University of Alaska Fairbanks. Also, Science Director Sue Mauger from Cook Inletkeeper tells the story of her recent expedition to Antarctica.

Friends of Kachemak Bay State Park

This week's Coffee Table focuses on Kachemak Bay State Park, the first state park in Alaska.
Guests:
Ranger Jason Okuly, Superintendent of Parks Jack Blackwell and Mako Haggerty representing the Friends of Kachemak Bay State Park.

Bunnell Street Arts Center

Arts in Community is the topic
for this week's Coffee Table.
Our guests are Adele Person from Bunnell Street Arts Center, Susan Johnson from Homer Council on the Arts and Laurie Stuart from The Pratt Museum.

Creative Commons

On this membership drive edition of Kachemak Science , Kachemak Bay Birders name the lesser sandhill crane their Bird of the Month on Bird Rhythms.
Also,  McNeil Canyon Elementary students, Hudson Loboy and Gautoma "Bubba" Schuett-Iwamura, present their data on dissolved oxygen and macroinvertebrates.  And, you'll hear part one of Sue Mauger's conversation with Kachemak Science on her recent trip to Antarctica.

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