Coffee Table

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Join Lyn Maslow from Friends of the Homer Public Library in celebrating the 2021 Lifelong Learners, Deb Lowney and Larry Dunn.


You'll hear from the honorees and from guests, Library Director, Dave Berry and Children's Librarian, Claudia Haines, with tributes from Dave Brann, Sean Campbell and Wendy Todd.
 

Kaitlyn Vadla

Solarize the Kenai pools the buying power of local home and business owners to negotiate for reduced installation rates on solar energy systems. 

HCOA

The arts community in Homer continues to find ways to adapt and thrive, even in the context of an epidemic.

On this episode of Coffee Table, join host, Kathleen Gustafson and guests:
Scott Bartlett - Executive Director of Homer Council on the Arts
Asia Freeman - Artistic Director at Bunnell Street Arts Center
Erin Hollowell - representing  Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference and Story Knife

Jenny Neyman

Solid waste, recycling and composting  are up for discussion with The Kenai Peninsula Borough Resilience and Security Advisory Commission Solid Waste Committee members, Randy Arndt and Alexandra Ravelo

You'll also hear an interview with Dan Kort, Solid Waste Director at Central Peninsula Landfill.

To find out more about the Resilience and Security Commission, access links to their meetings and contact the commission members go the the KPB website.

 

Kasitsna Bay Lab

The Kachemak Bay Science Conference and Kenai Peninsula Fish Habitat Symposium will be March 15th through the 18th .

Coffee Table - Feb. 17, 2021: Black History in Alaska with Skywalker Payne

Feb 17, 2021
Homer Public Library

Coffee Table is celebrating Black History Month with a visit from local storyteller and activist Skywalker Payne.

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Sea star wasting syndrome has been observed and documented in Kachemak Bay since 2013. The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies in Homer, Coastwatch Alaska and other local research groups have watched and noted as sunflower sea stars declined by over 90%.
Last month, the International Union for Conservation of Nature listed the sunflower star as critically endangered. Even after seven years of study, scientists have not been able to determine the cause of the wasting disease.

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The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies takes the wheel on the Coffee Table this morning. 

Click on the audio below to hear host, Kathleen Gustafson and panelists from CACS: Beth Trowbridge - Executive Director, Katie Gavenus - Program Director, Henry Rieske - Wynn Nature Center /CoastWalk Coordinator and Shannon Moore. School Coordinator/Peterson Bay Field Station coordinator.

BOEM

Federal oil and gas leases coming up for sale in Cook Inlet are in the same area as the new North Pacific Fisheries Management Council restrictions on commercial salmon fishing. State and federal agencies could cooperate to keep the fishery open, but the State of Alaska declined to do so.

Wikimedia Commons/Mike Dikison

Teachers in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District have to approach the new semester in a variety of ever-changing ways, sometimes from home, sometimes in their classrooms.
KBBI's Kathleen Gustafson hosted a roundtable discussion with KBPSD educators on New Year's Eve.
Click on the audio to hear:
Winter Marshall Allen - Special Education and Intensive Needs Coordinator Homer High School,

NPS/Matt Chambers

On this episode of Coffee Table, you'll hear part 2 of the latest  Kenai Peninsula College Showcase Series. It was recorded on Wednesday, December 9, 2020.

NPS J. Armstrong

On this week's  special, two hour Coffee Table, you'll hear a recording of last Wednesday's KPC Showcase  Series discussion about changes, over time, in local fisheries.

Moderator, Dave Atcheson and local fishers, Hope Roberts and Brent Johnson talk about their experience sport and commercial fishing on the Peninsula.

Kenai Peninsula College

On this morning's  The Coffee Table, learn about the latest from Kenai Peninsula College’s Showcase Series: A Changing Kenai Peninsula, Climate Change’s Possible Impact on the Future of Hunting and Fishing.

Smithsonian Institute

This week, District P. incumbent Republican Senator Gary Stevens of Kodiak and challenger Greg Madden of Soldotna, representing the Alaska Independence Party, take questions from the listeners and talk about their candidacies, the budget, education, the PFD and State response to COVID-19.
Election day is Tuesday, November 3. Early, in person and absentee voting are underway. For information about voting on the Kenai Peninsula, click on the links to contact your local city or borough clerk.

Smithsonian Institute

District 31 candidates for Alaska House of Representatives are the guests on this week's Coffee Table. Click on the audio below to hear incumbent Representative Sarah Vance of Homer and candidate Kelly Cooper of Kachemak City take questions from the listeners and talk about their plans for serving in the Alaska State Legislature. 

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