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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Student life changed dramatically this semester. There was no preparation or adjustment period. After spring break, schools closed, classes changed, new habits had to form. On this episode of Coffee Table, three local seniors and one school counselor talk, from a safe distance over the phone, with KBBI's Kathleen Gustafson.

NASA

This week's discussion centers on a community proposal to form a commission that contributes to the Kenai Peninsula Borough's Comprehensive Plan.
The proposal will go before the assembly in May.
Guests:
Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Member Willy Dunne, Penelope Haas from Kachemak Bay Conservation Society, and Scott Waterman of Spirited Energy Ventures.

CDC

The Coffee Table is in two parts this week. First, Dr. Rob Downey and Public Health Nurse Lorne Carroll answer listener questions on the virus, health and wellness.
In the second half, Pastor Aaron Weisser from Church on the Rock Homer and Mike Miller, Executive Director of the Homer Foundation, talk about their respective funds for local individuals and organizations.
To donate to or apply for individual relief funds, go to ilovehomer.org/
To donate to The Homer Foundations's COVID-19 Response Fund, go to

Mike Ilg, Director of Homer Community Schools, is the city's new coordinator for local relief and response to COVID-19. He talks about access to services and checks-in with Homer Church on the Rock, The Homer Foundation, Homer Chamber of Commerce, and Green Dot Homer, The Homer Community Food Pantry and The Salvation Army.

For a master list of phone numbers of resources for food, food deliveries, rental and utility assistance, go to https://www.cityofhomer-ak.gov/covid19

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This week on The Coffee Table, learn how to sign up for Solarize, a collective purchasing program to spur solar energy development in local communities.

Solarize organizer Satchel Pondolfino, Louis Flora from The Alaska Center and Scott Waterman from Spirited Energy Ventures talk about the program and what it takes to add solar energy to your home or business.

You can find information on the Solarize Homer, Kenai and Anchorage projects at kenaichange.org. or at akcenter.org.

Dr. Castellini

This week on The Coffee Table, turn up the volume for

Sound Connections: Marine Mammals, the Ocean and Us.

This acoustic presentation by UAF's Arctic and Antarctic researcher Dr. Michael Castellini includes audio of marine mammals above and below the water and under the ice. You'll hear sound, stories and data from both poles and a discussion on how man-made noise is increasing in an on the ocean.

Coffee Table - Homestead Kids Dec. 25, 2019

Dec 25, 2019
Walli Family

Laura Lofgren Barton and Steve Walli tell tales of homestead life in this hour-long program recorded live at the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust's annual meeting on December 12, 2019.
Homestead Kids: Tales from Stariski Creek and Diamond Ridge is a collaboration between the land trust and the Pratt Museum. It is hosted by Lynn Whitmore and recorded by KBBI's Nicole Arevalo.

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Recorded live in the library at Homer Middle School, science teacher Jen Booz, a raft of 8th grade salmon scientists and Syverine Bentz from the Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve talk about clean water, erosion, microplastics and hatchery fry and their effects on local salmon.
 

USGS

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.

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