Coffee Table

Courtesy of the Department of Corrections

In Alaska, most people who leave prison reoffend and end up back behind bars. On this week’s Coffee Table, we discuss efforts to reduce recidivism along with the challenges and resources for those re-entering society after prison. Our guests are Audrey Cucullu, the executive coordinator for the Kenai Peninsula Reentry Coalition, Bradely Cucullu who has been out of prison for years, and Janice Weiss,  Alaska's Department of Correction’s reentry project manager.

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:

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 - 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. 

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.

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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. 

Renee Gross, KBBI News

Republican candidates in House District 31 are straying from debates with former Republican and non-partisan incumbent Paul Seaton until the general election. A bipartisan debate leading up to the primaries was canceled after a Republican candidate pulled out of the event.

Republican candidates Sarah Vance, John Cox and Henry Kroll were set to square off Seaton during a Homer Chamber of Commerce debate on Aug. 7. Executive Director of the chamber Debbie Speakman said the debate will be rescheduled for the general election this fall.

Coffee Table - July 18, 2018

Jul 18, 2018
Renee Gross, KBBI News/Alaska State Legislature

Today on the Coffee Table, KBBI News Director Aaron Bolton speaks with House District 31 candidate Henry Kroll, Republican, and incumbent Paul Seaton, non-partisan, about how Alaska's Legislature should move forward on the state's budget gap. 

Bunnell Street Arts Center

Arts in Community is the topic
for this week's Coffee Table.
Our guests are Adele Person from Bunnell Street Arts Center, Susan Johnson from Homer Council on the Arts and Laurie Stuart from The Pratt Museum.

The Accessible Icon Project

This week's Coffee Table is on accessibility in Homer. Tess Dally, an advocate for people with disabilities, Tela Bacher, Trails coordinator at the Independent Living Center, and Devony Lehner, Trails activities facilitator at the Independent Living Center, say people's attitudes toward accessibility are changing but the city still has a long way to go toward becoming more disability friendly. 

The Coffee Table - March 26, 2018

Mar 29, 2018
Homer Garden Club

This week's Coffee Table answers your questions about ornamental and edible gardening in the many and varied climate zones of the lower Kenai Peninsula. Host Jeff Lockwood welcomes Brenda Adams, Tony Burgess and Donna Rae Faulkner from the Homer Garden Club.

Kachemak Bay Science Conference

This week's Coffee Table is a preview of The Kachemak Bay Science Conference. Guests: Syverine Bentz from Kachemak Bay Estuarine Research Reserve, Beth Trowbridge, Executive Director of The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, and Sue Saupe of Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council. The conference is March 7 - 11. It is free to attend. Register at:
kbayscience.org

The Coffee Table - December 6 , 2017

Dec 7, 2017
Alder Seaman

State Representative Paul Seaton is this week's guest. KBBI News Director Aaron Bolton reviews the budget, this year's session and special sessions, as well as the recent vote within the state Republican party to block Seaton and two other Republicans from running on the party's ticket.

State of Alaska

What kind of care does the State of Alaska make available? On this week's Coffee Table, Homer Public Health Nurse Alivia Erickson and Nurse Jerry Troshynski, Alaska Department of Public Health Regional Supervisor,
go over the services and programs available today
at your Homer Public Health Center and across the peninsula.

 

KBBI

This week's Coffee Table is an edited recording of a panel presented Saturday, October 14, 2017 by The Homer chapter of The Pioneers of Alaska and Homer Senior Citizens Inc.
Moderated by Daisy Lee Bitter, Homer Women Pioneers  features homesteading stories from Marie Anderson Walker, Barbara Perkins Hill, Pam Middleton Hooker and Mossy Kilcher. It was recorded at The Friendship Center on Svendlund Avenue in Homer.

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