The Coffee Table

The Coffee Table - July 25,2018

Jul 27, 2018
Homer Soil & Water Conservation District

This week on the Coffee Table: invasives. KBBI News Director Aaron Bolton is joined by Matt Steffy with the Homer Soil & Water Conservation District, Jen Hester with the Kenai Watershed Forum and Janice Chumley with the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service to talk about all things invasive on the Keani Peninsula and in your own backyard.

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Kenai Peninsula Cooperative Weed Management Area

The Coffee Table - June 13, 2018

Jun 13, 2018
Courtesy of the Kenai Peninsula Borough

Today on the Coffee Table: KBBI News Director Aaron Bolton speaks with Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce, Assembly President Wayne Ogle and assembly member Willy Dunne about the budget and how to fill this year's roughly $2.8 million budget gap. 

The Coffee Table - June 6, 2018

Jun 6, 2018
Aaron Bolton, KBBI News

This week on the Coffee Table, KBBI News Director Aaron Bolton speaks with Homer Police Chief Mark Robl and City Council members Donna Aderhold and Heath Smith about the city's $5 million bond proposition for a new police station. Homer city residents will vote on the proposition during a special election on June 26. 

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 - April 4, 2018

Apr 4, 2018
Courtesy of the Friends of the NRA

This week's Coffee Table features the Friends of the NRA Homer chapter. FNRA Chairman Greg Collins explains the difference between the national political arm of the NRA and the runs through programs the FNRA provides locally. Local NRA member Ralph Crane also speaks about current gun control legislation in the state Legislature and the national discussion on gun control. 

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.


This week on The Coffee Table, early childhood development and parenting support systems are the topics for discussion. KBBI's Renee Gross talks with Jill Lush and Susie Amundson from Sprout Family Services.


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:

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.