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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On this week's Coffee Table,
Dan Nelson and Bud Sexton from the Kenia Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management review the lessons of the past year from the November 30, 2018 earthquake and tsunami warning through the many fires that burned on the peninsula this summer.

For information on preparedness on the peninsula and to sign up for CERT training and KPB Alerts, go to kpboem.com
 

Hospice of Homer

The beginning of winter is filled with celebrations from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve. This time of year can be especially hard for people who are grieving the loss of a loved one. On this week's Coffee Table, guests: Morgan Laffert and Carol Dee from Hospice of Homer talk about managing and acknowledging grief during the holidays.

 

Hospice of Homer is located at 265 East Pioneer Avenue.

Their phone number is (907) 235-6899.

Coffee Table - October 9

Oct 23, 2019

On the October 9, 2019 Coffee Table, KBBI's Kathleen Gustafson talks with Ken Reinke.  Ken is 67, an insulin dependent diabetic, and survived polio as a baby.  After moving from Kodiak to Florida, Ken rode his bicycle from Gainesville, FL to San Diego, CA.  Ken shared his motivational story with us.

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The work of supporting survivors of domestic violence happens year round. But as it is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, South Peninsula Haven House staff appeared on The Coffee Table on Wednesday morning with KBBI’s Kathleen Gustafson to talk about strategies for ending domestic violence and about support systems for survivors and their families.
Haven House is located at 3776 Lake Street in Homer. Their 24 hour help line is 235-8943.
 

 

City of Homer

On this two-part Coffee Table, first, you'll hear from incumbent candidates for Homer City Council, Shelly Erickson and Tom Stroozas. In the second half, guests are candidates Joey Evensen and Storm Hansen-Cavasos. The election is Tuesday, October 1.   Correction: In the on-air version of the show with guests Shelly Erickson and Tom Stroozas, host Kathleen Gustafson incorrectly stated that Councilmember Shelly Erickson signed the 2017 petition to recall three Homer City Council members.

Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management

The National EAS Test will take place next week on Wednesday, August 7.
The Emergency Alert System will send a test to radio and television stations. In preparation for this test, KBBI's Kathleen Gustafson hosted a discussion on emergency preparedness with Homer’s Volunteer Fire Department  Chief Mark Kirko, outgoing fire chief, Robert Purcell, Lieutenant Ryan Browning from the Homer Police Department and Dan Nelson from the Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management. 

The Coffee Table- January 30, 2019

Jan 30, 2019
Michael Yellow Bird

On today's Coffee Table, we look at efforts to limit and resist the effects of colonization. We discuss how artists are tackling decolonization and how indigenous people are using techniques such as mindfulness and other practices to replace feelings of hopelessness and negative thinking.

The Coffee Table - Jan. 23, 2019

Jan 23, 2019
Photo courtesy of Gary Stevens.

On this edition of the Coffee Table, KBBI News Director Aaron Bolton is joined by Sen. Gary Stevens to talk about Gov. Mike Dunleavy's first State of the State address, the governor's upcoming budget proposal and the legislative session. 

The Coffee Table- January 16, 2018

Jan 17, 2019
Alaska Gasline Development Corporation

It's been years since Alaska began working toward the AKLNG project that would pipe natural gas from the North Slope to Nikiski. Where is the project at now? And how could it impact the Homer area? On the Coffee Table, we discuss these topics with Alaska Gasline Development Corporation Senior Vice President Frank Richards, Homer City Manager Katie Koester and Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District Executive Director Tim Dillon.

Homestead Kids: Tales from The North Fork

Dec 26, 2018
Kachemak Heritage Land Trust

Homestead Kids: Tales from The North Fork, Local history  told live by Terry Epperson Harrington,
 Al Poindexter, Mary Haakenson Perry, Joyce Anderson Turkington, with moderator, Lynn Whitmore. Recorded on December 12, 2018 at The Kachemak Heritage Land Trust annual meeting at The Islands and Ocean Visitor Center in Homer.

 

Coffee Table - Dec. 19, 2018

Dec 19, 2018
Alder Seaman, KBBI

This week on the Coffee Table KBBI News Director Aaron Bolton speaks with locals participating in the Alaska Humanities Forum’s Salmon Fellows Program. Salmon fellow and commercial fisherman Catie Bursch, Program Coordinator of the Gulf Watch Alaska program and salmon fellow Donna Aderhold and Director of the Alaska Humanities Forum Kameron Perez-Verdia all provide their perspectives on issues of equity and control within the salmon-people system here in Alaska, 

The Coffee Table- Dec. 5, 2018

Dec 5, 2018
Renee Gross, KBBI News

The holiday season is upon us. But it’s not an easy time for everyone. This week on the Coffee Table: coping with grief during the holidays. Jessica Golden,  executive director of Hospice of Homer, Carol Dee, the coordinator of hospice's bereavement program and administrative assistant, and Vivian Finlay, licensed marriage and family therapist and hospice volunteer joins KBBI’s Renee Gross to discuss how to take care of yourself and others this holiday season.

The Coffee Table - Nov. 14, 2018

Nov 14, 2018
Aaron Bolton, KBBI News

Today on the Coffee Table, we're talking about the Kachemak Bay State Park draft management plan. The public comment period on the plan ends Friday at 11:59 p.m. KBBI News Director Aaron Bolton speaks with DNR spokesperson Monica Alvarez, Robert Archibald who sits on both the Kachemak Bay State Park Citizen Advisory and Friends of Kachemak Bay State Park boards, and True North Adventures guiding business owner Alison O’Hara. 

The Coffee Table: November 7, 2018

Nov 8, 2018

The  Coffee Table Book Club convenes this week to review and recommend books for your winter reading list. Author Dana Stabenow is the guest. You can link to her list of all the books discussed on the program at:

The Coffee Table - Oct. 24, 2018

Oct 25, 2018
Aaron Bolton, KBBI News

This week on the Coffee Table, House District 31 incumbent Paul Seaton speaks with KBBI News Director about his ninth run for state office. 

Editor's note: KBBI invited House District 31 Republican nominee Sarah Vance to appear on the show with Seaton, but Vance declined. KBBI is also still waiting for Vance to response to several interview requests. 

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