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Alaska Artist To Install Salmon Sculpture On The Spit

Mar 23, 2017
Courtesy of the Homer Foundation

A new sculpture will soon be in place on the Homer Spit. Its name is “The Giving Salmon" and it will be a six-foot bronze installation of a fish in front of the new Boat House Pavilion.

The salmon is being erected to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Homer Foundation, a philanthropic organization in the community.

Juan Sarmiento

Homer High School senior Juan Sarmiento is one of 10 finalists competing for the chance to represent Alaska at the National Poetry Out Loud Competition.

KBBI’s Shahla Farzan spoke with Sarmiento about the competition and how he first became interested in poetry.

Local Metalworker Turns Forks Into Bikes

Feb 24, 2017
Pratt Museum

Bikes by the Bay is the exhibit by local metalworking artist Don Henry currently on display at the Pratt Museum.

Growing up in Montana, he was around motorbikes from an early age. Since moving to Homer, he’s dedicated more of his time to making art, using bikes and salvaged materials as inspiration.


Michael Dirda

Pulitzer Prize-winning book critic Michael Dirda will give a keynote presentation on Feb. 25 at the Homer Public Library as part of this year’s Big Read program. Dirda is a long-time columnist for The Washington Post and has written for a number of other publications, including The New York Review of Books.

KBBI’s Shahla Farzan spoke with Dirda about how he first developed his love for reading and where he stands on the "book versus tablet" debate.


Winter Landscape Inspires Local Artist In Bunnell Show

Feb 23, 2017
Bunnell Street Arts Center

For the month of February, the interior of the Bunnell Street Arts Center is covered top to bottom in dried winter plants.

It’s the first exhibition by local textile artist and conservationist Mandy Bernard, who was Bunnell’s local artist in residence in January.

KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver spoke with Bernard about her work, the natural world, and finding a place to call home:


Homer Council on the Arts

Homer Council on the Arts is on the cusp of a long-awaited expansion project. The plan is to upgrade the existing structure and add a large yurt as a new performance and gathering area. In the end, they hope to have a space that can hold nearly 200 audience members and accommodate a wide range of performing arts.

KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver spoke with Homer Council on the Arts Executive Director Peggy Paver about the project:


Backcountry Film Festival Celebrates Winter Wilderness

Feb 3, 2017
Winter Wildlands Alliance

A series of short films centered around the outdoor experience is coming to Homer Feb. 9, from 7-9 p.m. The Backcountry Film Festival is produced annually by the nonprofit Winter Wildlands Alliance, based in Boise, Idaho.

The goal of the festival is to show people how to protect and use landscapes in winter. For that reason, the Alliance says funds raised at local screenings stay within the community to support conservation and education efforts.

KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver spoke with Alaska Quiet Rights Coalition volunteer Willy Dunne about the event:


Alder Seaman, KBBI

Local chef and columnist Teri Robl joined Kathleen Gustafson to share holiday recipes and cooking tips on the CoffeeTable program.

The 2016 KBBI Holiday Program Schedule can be found here.

The schedule is subject to change.

Alder Seaman

Homer author Dana Stabenow joined host Terry Rensel, and callers, to talk about the books that we've read in the past year. Dana also gave recommendations of books to give to yourself, or that someone special in your life.

You can find a complete list of all the books mentioned at Dana's website.

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