Coffee Table Archive

How can ordinary citizens reduce violence and abuse in their communities? On this week’s “Coffee Table” program, we explore that topic – and learn what the “Green Dot” program is all about – when experts from the Leeshore Center in Kenai and the South Peninsula Haven House join us.

Recent events involving young people in Homer have spurred a community conversation on the subjects of bullying, peer pressure and alcohol abuse. On this week’s Coffee Table program, we take a deeper look at these issues with guests representing the school system, law enforcement and victim’s resources. 

Co-hosts Aaron Selbig and Shaylon Cochran give an extensive preview of the October 1st Kenai Peninsula Borough and municipal election, including profiles of the candidates and a close look at ballot initiatives.

Test your knowledge of the history and people of the Kenai Peninsula with our guest, anthropologist and historian Dr. Alan Boraas.

Friday is the deadline for Homer residents to voice any objections they may have concerning the special assessment district that’s proposed for the build-out of a natural gas network in the city. On this week's edition of the "Coffee Table," we discuss the natural gas pipeline, what it means for Homer and what it might cost for you to hook up to the gas.

Scientists from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and Alaska Pacific University join us to talk about the interesting lives of razor clams. The clams are a popular fishery for many peninsula residents, many of whom have noticed a drop-off in clam numbers in recent years.

Journalists from the Homer News, Redoubt Reporter, KBBI and KDLL sit down to pore over results of Tuesday's Kenai Peninsula Borough election, plus the news of the day.

It’s time to catch up on important issues facing the Kenai Peninsula Borough on this week’s “Coffee Table” program, as Borough Mayor Mike Navarre sits with us in the studio.

Get an insider’s look at the important news stories of the day on this week’s "Coffee Table" program, as journalists from all over the Kenai Peninsula sit down for a special “reporter’s roundtable” discussion.

Our panel of gardening experts, including Marion Nelson and Velma Bittick from the Central Peninsula Garden Club and Al Poindexter from Anchor Point Greenhouse, answer questions about how to make your garden grow.

Soldotna schools reconfiguration, a leaner budget expected for next year and a new way to assess how schools are performing… there’s a lot happening with education on the Kenai Peninsula. School District Superintendent Dr. Steve Atwater, School Board President Joe Arness and Vice President Liz Downing join us to discuss those issues and more. 

This week’s edition of “Coffee Table” is a good place to catch up with news and events around the Kenai Peninsula. Callers give their thoughts on anything under the sun – on a special “open lines” program.

This week, we catch up with what’s going on in Juneau with peninsula legislator Senator Peter Micciche, who gives his thoughts on oil tax reform, a controversial bill dealing with cruise ship waste and a question about whether his employment with ConocoPhillips constitutes a conflict of interest.

On this week's "Coffee Table" program, listeners call in to tell us about how they arrived on the Kenai Peninsula, what makes them stick around and what they see the place looking like in the future.

Are you prepared for a natural disaster? Find out what you can do to be ready for an earthquake, tsunami or volcanic eruption on this week’s edition of the “Coffee Table,” with expert guests from the State of Alaska and the Kenai Peninsula Borough.