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.

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The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies takes the wheel on the Coffee Table this morning. 

Click on the audio below to hear host, Kathleen Gustafson and panelists from CACS: Beth Trowbridge - Executive Director, Katie Gavenus - Program Director, Henry Rieske - Wynn Nature Center /CoastWalk Coordinator and Shannon Moore. School Coordinator/Peterson Bay Field Station coordinator.

BOEM

Federal oil and gas leases coming up for sale in Cook Inlet are in the same area as the new North Pacific Fisheries Management Council restrictions on commercial salmon fishing. State and federal agencies could cooperate to keep the fishery open, but the State of Alaska declined to do so.

Wikimedia Commons/Mike Dikison

Teachers in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District have to approach the new semester in a variety of ever-changing ways, sometimes from home, sometimes in their classrooms.
KBBI's Kathleen Gustafson hosted a roundtable discussion with KBPSD educators on New Year's Eve.
Click on the audio to hear:
Winter Marshall Allen - Special Education and Intensive Needs Coordinator Homer High School,

City of Homer

Homer public works projects cover everything from street drainage, to sea walls, to water and sewer improvement districts and more. On this week's edition of The Coffee Table, host Jay Barrett talks with Homer Public Works Director Jan Keiser and City Manager Rob Dumouchel about all of that -- and as recent residents of Homer, how they're settling in.

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.

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