Coffee Table

Wednesday mornings 9-10 a.m.

Coffee Table is KBBI's local interview program. You can be a part of the conversation by calling 235-7721, in the Homer area, or email kathleen@kbbi.org.

AK DNR

This week on the Coffee Table, review the Kachemak Bay State Park Draft Management Plan with Monica Alvarez, from the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Parks Superintendent, Jack Blackwell and Robert Archibald, Chair the of Kachemak Bay State Park Citizens Advisory Council..

NPS/Matt Chambers

On this episode of Coffee Table, you'll hear part 2 of the latest  Kenai Peninsula College Showcase Series. It was recorded on Wednesday, December 9, 2020.

NPS J. Armstrong

On this week's  special, two hour Coffee Table, you'll hear a recording of last Wednesday's KPC Showcase  Series discussion about changes, over time, in local fisheries.

Moderator, Dave Atcheson and local fishers, Hope Roberts and Brent Johnson talk about their experience sport and commercial fishing on the Peninsula.

Public Domain

Last Monday, Homer Community Food Pantry distributed over 250 Thanksgiving boxes and they're just getting started on their yearly collaboration with Share the Spirit to make and distribute Christmas boxes.

Because of job loss and slow downs due to COVID, need has escalated alongside the rising number of cases on the Peninsula. In order to operate safely, Dennis Weidler from the Homer Food Pantry says they've had to scale down from 30 volunteers to 10 volunteers, and they're exclusively a drive-through operation.

Wikimedia Commons

Holiday season in Homer always means increased efforts to aid people in need, but what will that look like this year?

Antoine Mirelle, Wikimedia Commons

The holiday season combined with lack of light can be hard on people in the easiest of times.

This year is proving to be especially difficult with school buildings closed, kids going to school from home and rising COVID-19 cases rising on the Peninsula.

Debbie Hollen, US Forest Service

This week on The Coffee Table, learn about the Kenai Peninsula Borough's Resilience and Security Commission and get a link to their first public meeting on Thursday of this week, November 12 at 6 p.m.

Smithsonian Institute

On this week's Coffee Table, meet the candidates for mayor of Homer.

Challenger, Councilmember Donna Aderhold and incumbent Mayor Ken Castner talk about their candidacies and take questions from the listeners.

 

Smithsonian Institute

This week, District P. incumbent Republican Senator Gary Stevens of Kodiak and challenger Greg Madden of Soldotna, representing the Alaska Independence Party, take questions from the listeners and talk about their candidacies, the budget, education, the PFD and State response to COVID-19.
Election day is Tuesday, November 3. Early, in person and absentee voting are underway. For information about voting on the Kenai Peninsula, click on the links to contact your local city or borough clerk.

Smithsonian Institute

District 31 candidates for Alaska House of Representatives are the guests on this week's Coffee Table. Click on the audio below to hear incumbent Representative Sarah Vance of Homer and candidate Kelly Cooper of Kachemak City take questions from the listeners and talk about their plans for serving in the Alaska State Legislature. 

The Coffee Table shines a light on Domestic Violence Awareness Month this week.
Guests, from South Peninsula Haven House: Ronnie Leach - Executive Director, Kyle Darbonne - Violence Prevention Coordinator, Lindsay Collins - Director of the Children's Advocacy Center and Josh Collins - Batterers Intervention Program Coordinator. 
Also on the program, from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District: Jane Dunn - Students in Transition Liasion.

USGS

This week's Coffee Table looks at Ballot Measure 1. a proposition on the November 3rd ballot to increase taxes on BP, Conoco Phillips, Exxon Mobil and Hilcorp Energy - on at least three oil production fields on the North Slope.

Smithsonian Institute

On this week's Coffee Table:

A recording of the Kenai Chamber of Commerce Candidates Forum recorded earlier this month between candidates for Kenai Peninsua Borough Mayor - incumbent Charlie Pierce and challenger Linda Farnsworth-Hutchings.

The race will be decided next Tuesday, October 6, in the municipal election.
 

 

Smithsonian Institute

The incumbent candidates for Homer City Council appeared on The Coffee Table, Wednesday morning on KBBI. 

Smithsonian Institute

Borough Ballot Measure One is the topic on this week's Coffee Table.
Voters in the October 6 Municipal Election will decide whether or not to expand of the Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Medical Service Area to include the Ninilchik area, creating the Western Emergency Services Area.

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