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Welcome to Our New Website

Sep 22, 2015

Welcome to our new website, which features music playlists, enhanced search options by topics and categories, information about DJs and shows, and the ability to stream live music and breaking news when available from NPR. Recent KBBI stories will still be accessible and searchable on the new site. The Community Calendar process is the same as well as the membership/donation page. We hope you enjoy the new features. Email us your feedback at info@kbbi.org. Thanks!

Image Courtesy of the City of Homer

Candidates Donna Aderhold, Beau Burgess, and Joni Wise joined Host Quinton Chandler to discuss the issues  facing the City of Homer, and their positions on them, in the first of two programs featuring candidates for 2 open seats on the Homer City Council in the Municipal Election that occurs on Tuesday October 6th. 

Beau Burgess Candidate Profile

Sep 15, 2015
Image Courtesy of the City of Homer

The 2015 General Municipal Election is approaching. The City of Homer has two open city council seats and seven candidates competing for them. In the coming weeks KBBI will share interviews with each of the official candidates. Next you’ll hear an interview with KBBI’s Quinton Chandler and Incumbent City Council Member Beau Burgess.

President Obama Tours Kenai Fjords National Park

Sep 15, 2015
Image Courtesy of the National Parks Service

A visit to Kenai Fjords National Park was on President Obama’s itinerary Tuesday. The president’s reasons for visiting the park are not completely clear, but it is possible the side trip is related to the broader focus of his Alaska sojourn, climate change. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler spoke with National Parks Service Spokesperson Kris Fister about the presidential visit.

Christmas Ornaments: From Homer to D.C.

Sep 15, 2015
Photo by Quinton Chandler/KBBI

For the first time the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will come from Alaska. The tree will come from Chugach National Forest and communities across the state are making ornaments to decorate it. On Friday Homer Council on the Arts held an Open Studio for Homer residents to make ornaments that will travel from the End of the Road to D.C. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler has more.  

Kenai Peninsula School District

On this week's Coffeetable program Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent Sean Dusek joined Host Quinton Chandler to talk about the new school year, goals, expectations, and challenges facing the District.

Veteran Intermediary Stops in Homer

Sep 10, 2015
Image Courtesy of the Disabled American Veterans

A Department Service Officer with the Disabled American Veterans Association visited Homer in hopes of touching base with local vets who need help accessing benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. He says Service Officers are a powerful go between veterans can turn to when they don’t know how to move forward. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler has more.

Homer City Council Candidate Bob Howard

Sep 10, 2015
Image Courtesy of the City of Homer

The 2015 General Municipal Election is approaching. The City of Homer has two open city council seats and seven candidates competing for them. In the coming weeks KBBI will share interviews with each of the official candidates. Click the icon above to hear an interview with KBBI’s Quinton Chandler and Homer City Council Candidate Bob Howard.

New Waivers To Fill Gaps in Continuum of Care

May 30, 2015
State of Alaska

Some seniors are in danger of losing access to the state’s Medicaid Waiver Program. The program pays the cost of their housing and nursing care. The state says to qualify for the C waiver applicants must meet Nursing Home Level of Care. The state plans to introduce two new waiver options to help seniors it says don't qualify.


Few Options for Seniors After Waiver

May 29, 2015
Photo by Quinton Chandler/KBBI

The Alaska Department of Senior and Disabilities Services is being criticized for finding hundreds of seniors ineligible for a Medicaid waiver program that pays the cost of their housing and nursing care. The department's director defends the denials. He says the individuals who were denied the C waiver option don’t meet Nursing Home Level of Care. There is an apparent gap between the state’s disability services and the people who need them. 


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