CoffeeTable

Wednesday mornings 9-10 a.m.

CoffeeTable is KBBI's local interview program. You can be a part of the conversation by calling 235-7721, in the Homer area, or toll-free at 1-800-979-5224.

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. 

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.

Homerstead 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, 

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. 

Courtesy of the Kenai Peninsula Borough

This week on the Coffee Table: what's next for the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly. Assembly members Willy Dunne and Kelly Cooper join KBBI’s Renee Gross to talk about changing the invocation policy, the borough budget and the Kachemak Selo school.  

The Coffee Table - Oct. 10, 2018

Oct 10, 2018
Courtesy of Rudy Gustafson

Today on the Coffee Table, it's a Fishermen's Academy. Homer fisherman and President of the North Pacific Fisheries Association Malcolm Milne, Alaska Board of Fisheries member Robert Ruffner and Homer fisherman and North Pacific Fishery Management Council member Buck Laukitis join KBBI News Director Aaron Bolton to explain how fishermen and other stakeholders can get involved in the policy making process. 

The Coffee Table - Sept. 26, 2018

Sep 26, 2018
Courtesy of the City of Homer

Today on the Coffee Table, Homer City Council members Donna Aderhold and Heath Smith talk about running for their second terms with KBBI News Director Aaron Bolton. 

Alder Seaman, KBBI

On this week's Coffee Table: candidates for Homer's mayor. Ken Castner and David Lewis spoke on everything from their views on mayoral proclamations to how they would approach balancing the budget. The municipal election is on Oct. 2. 

This week on the Coffee Table: voting 101. KBBI speaks with Alex Koplin from Kenai Peninsula Votes, a  nonpartisan voter outreach organization and Melissa Jacobson, Homer’s city clerk. We discuss everything you need to know about the upcoming elections, what inspires people to vote and how Homer’s voter turnout compares to other areas.

Courtesy of https://essayontime.com.au.

It’s back to school week, but not everyone is going back to traditional school. This week on the Coffee Table: homeschooling.  Principal of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Connections Homeschool Program Richard Bartolowits talks with KBBI's Renee Gross about common misconceptions of homeschooling, reasons why families choose to homeschool and new trends in homeschool education. 

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