Coffee Table

Coffee Table - Homestead Kids Dec. 25, 2019

Dec 25, 2019
Walli Family

Laura Lofgren Barton and Steve Walli tell tales of homestead life in this hour-long program recorded live at the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust's annual meeting on December 12, 2019.
Homestead Kids: Tales from Stariski Creek and Diamond Ridge is a collaboration between the land trust and the Pratt Museum. It is hosted by Lynn Whitmore and recorded by KBBI's Nicole Arevalo.

KBBI

Recorded live in the library at Homer Middle School, science teacher Jen Booz, a raft of 8th grade salmon scientists and Syverine Bentz from the Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve talk about clean water, erosion, microplastics and hatchery fry and their effects on local salmon.
 

Hospice of Homer

The beginning of winter is filled with celebrations from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve. This time of year can be especially hard for people who are grieving the loss of a loved one. On this week's Coffee Table, guests: Morgan Laffert and Carol Dee from Hospice of Homer talk about managing and acknowledging grief during the holidays.

 

Hospice of Homer is located at 265 East Pioneer Avenue.

Their phone number is (907) 235-6899.

Coffee Table - October 9

Oct 23, 2019

On the October 9, 2019 Coffee Table, KBBI's Kathleen Gustafson talks with Ken Reinke.  Ken is 67, an insulin dependent diabetic, and survived polio as a baby.  After moving from Kodiak to Florida, Ken rode his bicycle from Gainesville, FL to San Diego, CA.  Ken shared his motivational story with us.

City of Homer

On this two-part Coffee Table, first, you'll hear from incumbent candidates for Homer City Council, Shelly Erickson and Tom Stroozas. In the second half, guests are candidates Joey Evensen and Storm Hansen-Cavasos. The election is Tuesday, October 1.   Correction: In the on-air version of the show with guests Shelly Erickson and Tom Stroozas, host Kathleen Gustafson incorrectly stated that Councilmember Shelly Erickson signed the 2017 petition to recall three Homer City Council members.

The Coffee Table- March 13, 2019

Mar 15, 2019
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:

The Coffee Table- October 17, 2018

Oct 18, 2018
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. 

The Coffee Table- September 5, 2018

Sep 6, 2018

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.

The Coffee Table- August 22, 2018

Aug 22, 2018
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. 

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 Coffee Table- April 25, 2018

May 3, 2018
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. 

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