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Homer's Peace Tree

The Homer delegation to Teshio, Japan, with their hosts in April 1984, as they establish a Sister City relationship.
Ginger Van Wagoner
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The Homer delegation to Teshio, Japan, with their hosts in April 1984, as they establish a Sister City relationship.

Essayist Emilie Springer and Jay Barrett interviewed two people about Homer’s Peace Tree, which sits in the Homer Public Library. They spoke with librarian Kevin Co and a former Homer resident about how the idea of the Peace Tree was formed in the wake of World War II. Steve Yoshida, who lives in Hawaii now, begins with his personal connection to Hiroshima, where the first nuclear bomb was dropped, and where the Peace Tree’s seeds are from.

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Jay Barrett, KBBI's new News Director should be a familiar voice to our listeners. He's been contributing to Kenai Peninsula news for the last three years out of KDLL Kenai, and was the voice of The Alaska Fisheries Report from KMXT for 12 years. Jay worked for KBBI about 20 years ago as the Central Peninsula Reporter at KDLL.