Coffee Table

 

This week on The Coffee Table, host Jay Barrett welcomes representatives of the Homer Marine Trades Association, a local non-profit representing businesses and individuals in Homer's marine trade industry. Guest include Jennifer Hakala of NOMAR, Aaron Fleenor of Northern Enterprises Boat Yard, Bryan Hawkins, Homer Harbormaster, and Cinda Martin from FNBA.

KBBI

This week on the Coffee Table, host Jay Barrett talks with Alaska Public Health Nurse Lorne Carroll of Homer about the Covid-19 Pandemic, herd immunity, why and how variants arise, and should we feel lucky that Alaska's rates are as low as they are compared to national and international infection and death rates.

KBBI will be hosting the 2nd Annual Concert on Your Lawn Saturday June, 19th live on air. On this episode of Coffee Table General Manager Josh Krohn and Development Director Loren Barrett discuss the upcoming event and play a selection of music from the Concert on the Lawn Archives. 

June is LGBTQ Pride month and this week on the Coffee Table, you'll hear from Pride organizers in Homer, Soldotna and Seward about events and activism across the Kenai Peninsula this month and next.

 

Host: Kathleen Gustafson and guests:

Jarl Gustafson

In advance of this Friday and Saturday’s spring membership drive, KBBI General Manager Josh Krohn,  Development Director Loren Barrett and Board of Directors President Nicole Arevelo join host Kathleen Gustafson to talk about KBBI’s finances, business plan and goals.

Listen for excerpts from KBBI shows and collaborations: Check the Pantry, Homer Grown, Green Dot Minute, Shakespearian sonnets and insults from Pier One Theatre's Mud Bay Bards and a song from last week's musical performance by Matt Hopper, broadcast live from Bunnell Street Arts Center.
 


 

HEA

This week's Coffee Table looks at the 2021 Homer Electric Association annual meeting and board of directors elections.

Meet Keriann Baker, new spokesperson for Homer Electric Association and find out about next month’s HEA annual meeting and the HEA board elections. Ballots arrived in the mail last week. Baker and HEA Board members Erin McKittrick and Jim Levine take  questions from the listeners. And, meet HEA Board candidate in District 3,  Louie Flora.

USFWS

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.

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