The Pratt Museum, and now Park as well, is practically a Homer landmark. Find out how the staff at our home-grown museum are leading the facility and it's surrounding acres into the future on Coffee Table with host Jay Barrett.
The snow melts revealing our gardens, awaking from a long winter. For this Coffee Table, producer of KBBI's Homer Grown, Desiree Hagen is the guest host. Joining her in the studio is Kyra Wagner of Homer Soil and Water Conservation District and Francie Roberts, master gardener and former president of Homer Garden Club. They answer gardening questions generated by Desiree and the listeners.
With the number of local parks and the amount of recreation both residents and visitors engage in around Homer, you’d think the city had a robustly-staffed parks and recreation department. But that’s not the case. Parks is a one-person division under Public Works, while Community Recreation is a one-person division in the city manager’s office. But together, Matt Steffy and Mike Illg, the superintendent of parks and the manager of recreation, respectively, and with the help of an army of volunteers, make it work.
In advance of this Friday and Saturday’s spring membership drive, KBBI General Manager Josh Krohn, Development Director Loren Barrett and Board of Directors President Nicole Arevelo join host Kathleen Gustafson to talk about KBBI’s finances, business plan and goals.
Listen for excerpts from KBBI shows and collaborations: Check the Pantry, Homer Grown, Green Dot Minute, Shakespearian sonnets and insults from Pier One Theatre's Mud Bay Bards and a song from last week's musical performance by Matt Hopper, broadcast live from Bunnell Street Arts Center.
This week's Coffee Table looks at the 2021 Homer Electric Association annual meeting and board of directors elections.
Meet Keriann Baker, new spokesperson for Homer Electric Association and find out about next month’s HEA annual meeting and the HEA board elections. Ballots arrived in the mail last week. Baker and HEA Board members Erin McKittrick and Jim Levine take questions from the listeners. And, meet HEA Board candidate in District 3, Louie Flora.
When the coronavirus pandemic struck America a year ago, Homer writer and photographer Christina Whiting didn't hunker down. Instead, she set off across the Western states to collect stories for her project "Behind the Mask - Our Stories." She spoke with KBBI's Jay Barrett.
Sea star wasting syndrome has been observed and documented in Kachemak Bay since 2013. The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies in Homer, Coastwatch Alaska and other local research groups have watched and noted as sunflower sea stars declined by over 90%. Last month, the International Union for Conservation of Nature listed the sunflower star as critically endangered. Even after seven years of study, scientists have not been able to determine the cause of the wasting disease.