The Coffee Table

Smithsonian Institute

The incumbent candidates for Homer City Council appeared on The Coffee Table, Wednesday morning on KBBI. 

Smithsonian Institute

Borough Ballot Measure One is the topic on this week's Coffee Table.
Voters in the October 6 Municipal Election will decide whether or not to expand of the Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Medical Service Area to include the Ninilchik area, creating the Western Emergency Services Area.

Kelly Cooper

On this week's Coffee Table, the guest is Kelly Cooper.

Cooper is the current Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly President. She’s challenging incumbent Sarah Vance for District 31 Representative to the Alaska House of Representatives in the November election.

Cooper took questions from the listeners and laid out her platform. Click on the link to hear the show.

Kenai Peninsula Votes

This week on Coffee Table, a rebroadcast of the candidate’s forum for House District 31 in the August 18th primary.

The program aired live on KBBI Tuesday, August 11, 2020. It features primary candidates for US Senate, US House, State Senate and State House.
The forum was produced by Kenai Peninsula Votes with technical assistance from the Homer Public Library and moderated by Sean Cambell.

City of Homer

In Part One of this week's Coffee Table, Homer Wastewater Superintendent Todd Cook and Mariana Matus, CEO and cofounder of Biobot Analytics in Cambridge, Massachusetts, talk about Biobot's wastewater testing project to detect coronavirus in Homer.

In Part Two, Cook takes questions from the listeners and talks about the reservoir, what makes good drinking water and about the latest Water Quality Report for the City of Homer.
 

 

Kenai Peninsula Borough

Borough Assembly President Kelly Cooper and Borough Assemblymember Willy Dunne are the guests on this week's Coffee Table. 

Homer Farmers Market

This week:  not just why, but where and how to buy local in Homer this summer.
Guests:
Robbi Mixon, Alaska Food Hub, Homer Farmers Market and Alaska Farmers Market Association Director
Kyra Wagner, Homer Soil & Water District Manager
Emily Garrity from Twitter Creek Gardens  

Wikimedia Commons

Graduation Day for Homer High School and Homer Flex School is Monday, May 18.
You can hear the ceremonies on KBBI.
The Flex graduation program is prerecorded and begins on KBBI at 5 p.m. Monday.
Homer High School Graduation begins at 7 p.m. 
You can also watch the Homer High ceremony and a prerecorded presentation by the teachers on the HHS You Tube Channel. 
Everyone is invited to line Pioneer Avenue after the ceremony to cheer on the graduates as they roll in procession through Homer.
Click on the arrows below to hear:

Oliver Propst original link, archived_link File on Commons (geohack)

Student life changed dramatically this semester. There was no preparation or adjustment period. After spring break, schools closed, classes changed, new habits had to form. On this episode of Coffee Table, three local seniors and one school counselor talk, from a safe distance over the phone, with KBBI's Kathleen Gustafson.

NASA

This week's discussion centers on a community proposal to form a commission that contributes to the Kenai Peninsula Borough's Comprehensive Plan.
The proposal will go before the assembly in May.
Guests:
Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Member Willy Dunne, Penelope Haas from Kachemak Bay Conservation Society, and Scott Waterman of Spirited Energy Ventures.

Dr. Castellini

This week on The Coffee Table, turn up the volume for

Sound Connections: Marine Mammals, the Ocean and Us.

This acoustic presentation by UAF's Arctic and Antarctic researcher Dr. Michael Castellini includes audio of marine mammals above and below the water and under the ice. You'll hear sound, stories and data from both poles and a discussion on how man-made noise is increasing in an on the ocean.

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.

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.

The Coffee Table - June 12, 2019

Jun 13, 2019
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Finding affordable housing in the Homer area can be difficult. This week on the Coffee Table, we discussed how the housing and rental market has been changing, the impact of vacation rentals on our town and what changes we can expect to see in the future. Our guests are Mark Romick, deputy director of the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, Gina Pelaia with Bay Realty and James Baisden and Brandi Harbaugh with the Kenai Peninsula Borough.

The Coffee Table - May 22, 2019

May 24, 2019
Friends of Kachemak Bay State Park

Today, we are talking about all things hiking in Kachemak Bay State Park and National Trails Day, which is on June 3. KBBI News Director Aaron Bolton is joined by retired State Park Ranger and Friends of Kachemak Bay State Park board member Rodger McCampbell, regular park volunteer Kathy Sarns and Ground Truth Trekking Executive Director Brentwood Higman.

To volunteer, call the parks office at 235-7024 or email bayvolunteer@gmail.com or eric.clarke@alaska.gov. 

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