The City of Homer had a budget deficit of close to $1 million for the 2016 budget. Proposition 1 allowed the city to divert money from the HART fund to make up for most of the shortfall. But what’s next? On the Coffee Table Homer Mayor, Beth Wythe and City Manager, Katie Koester discuss Long-term revenue solutions for the city and what is on the horizon for 2016.
The maritime industry is a key part of Homer’s local economy and local business owners want to support it with a steady stream of fresh recruits. KBBI's Quinton Chandler spoke with members of the Homer Marine Trades Association about ongoing efforts to improve vocational offerings that focus on the maritime industry.
KBBI's Quinton Chandler speaks with members of Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous about their history of substance abuse and their recoveries. A member of the South Kenai Peninsula Resilience Coalition. The conversation explored the peninsula's treatment options for substance abusers, a community assessment of the prevalence of drugs and alcohol on the south peninsula and benefits of group therapy in the face of alcohol and drug addiction.
Kachemak Bay State Park Chief Ranger Jason Okuly appeared on the Coffee Table to discuss the most pressing issues facing the state park. Listen to KBBI's Quinton Chandler and Okuly discuss state budget cuts, trail work, volunteer contributions, littering, incorporating bikes into the park and more.
Local cook Teri Robl joined Host Daysha Eaton on the CoffeeTable to talk about holiday cooking and memories. They discussed, and took listener calls, about favorite holiday recipes, family traditions, and suggestions on what to serve during the holidays.
Homer Mayor Beth Wythe, and Council Member David Lewis joined KBBI's Quinton Chandler to discuss the December 1st Special Election in the City of Homer to suspend funding the Homer Accelerated Roads and Trails (HART) fund and directing those dollars into the City's General Fund. The discussion also covered the City's current financial situation and touched on other matter the City is dealing with.
Author Dana Stabenow joined Host Quinton Chandler, KBBI's Terry Rensel and listener call-ins to talk all things books. The program was a discussion about the books that we've been reading, and recommendations of books to read in the future. A list of all the books discussed on the program can be found at Dana's website.
Representatives from Homer-area non-profits and the Kenai Peninsula United Way joined Host Quinton Chandler to discuss how the state's current fiscal climate is affecting their funding, not just the funds that they receive from the state, but from local municipalities, and individual donors.
Willy Dunne, Candidate for the District 9 seat of the Kenai Peninsula Borough joined Host Quinton Chandler to discuss his positions and issues facing the Borough prior the Municipal Election that occurs on Tuesday October 6th.
Dawson Slaughter, the other candidate in the race, never responded to our invitation to participate in the program.
Candidates Donna Aderhold, Beau Burgess, and Joni Wise joined Host Quinton Chandler to discuss the issues facing the City of Homer, and their positions on them, in the first of two programs featuring candidates for 2 open seats on the Homer City Council in the Municipal Election that occurs on Tuesday October 6th.
On this week's Coffeetable program Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent Sean Dusek joined Host Quinton Chandler to talk about the new school year, goals, expectations, and challenges facing the District.