Kathleen Gustafson

Content Director

Kathleen Gustafson came to Homer in 1999 and has been involved with KBBI since 2003

She is responsible for all aspects of local program and content creation, on-air and on-line, for KBBI.

When not working at the station, Kathleen teaches theater, storytelling and public speaking through Pier One Youth Theater and produces and directs local theater.

Ways to Connect

State of Alaska

What kind of care does the State of Alaska make available? On this week's Coffee Table, Homer Public Health Nurse Alivia Erickson and Nurse Jerry Troshynski, Alaska Department of Public Health Regional Supervisor,
go over the services and programs available today
at your Homer Public Health Center and across the peninsula.

 

Local members of Alcoholics Anonymous are the guests on this week's Coffee Table.
They drop in to the studio once a year to reach out to folks with information about 12 step recovery.

A couple of other 12 step resources:
Alanon meets in Homer on Tuesdays at noon and Thursday at 6:15 p.m. at Homer Methodist Church.

Overeaters Anonymous meets Fridays at noon
at Homer Methodist Church
770 East End Road in Homer.

 

KBBI

This week's Coffee Table is an edited recording of a panel presented Saturday, October 14, 2017 by The Homer chapter of The Pioneers of Alaska and Homer Senior Citizens Inc.
Moderated by Daisy Lee Bitter, Homer Women Pioneers  features homesteading stories from Marie Anderson Walker, Barbara Perkins Hill, Pam Middleton Hooker and Mossy Kilcher. It was recorded at The Friendship Center on Svendlund Avenue in Homer.

Kenai Peninsula Borough ballot propositions are the topic on this week's Coffee Table. The guests are Borough Mayor Mike Navarre and Borough President Kelly Cooper.

Zoe Sobel KUCB, Unalaska

This week's Coffee Table spotlights the  75th anniversary of the Battle of Attu. The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge and The National Park Service traveled to Attu with descendants of people evacuated, to hold a ceremony of rememberance and  collect information about Attu, it's people and the battle.
Guests: Marianne Aplin from AMNWR
Author Jeff Dickrell
Descendant of Attu, Crystal Dushkin
Rachel Mason from NPS
and reporter Zoe Sobel from KUCB, Unalaska.
 

Alder Seaman

Proposition 1, if passed, will ban all marijuana sales, cultivation, paraphernalia sales and testing in borough areas outside of incorporated cities. Leif Abel,  Doug Anderson and Amy Jackman, representatives of 
Keep Cannabis Legal, a group formed to oppose Prop 1, are the guests on this week's Coffee Table.

Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies

16 cranes  gathered on a meadow at Inspiration Ridge off East Skyline Drive when Nina Faust of Kachemak Crane Watch welcomed KBBI's Kathleen Gustafson to the 650 acres dedicated to the preservation of sandhill cranes and their habitat. 
Faust is calling all birders and citizen scientists to participate in the annual Crane Count, beginning Saturday, August 26th.
 

Homer Volunteer Fire Department Chief Bob Painter is the guest on this week's Coffee Table. He talks about the department's emergency response drill this weekend and invites citizens of Homer to sign up for firefighter/EMT training, slated to begin in October.
The volunteer roster for this weekend's drill is now complete. Thanks to everyone who called to put their name on the list.

KQED

Iqallut  -  Fish

Tung'it anglikata iqallut iterciqut kuigmen.

When the tides get big, the fish will come into the river.

 

KBBI

What are the responsibilities of a Homer City Council member?  What is the difference between a resolution and a memorandum?  Encouraging citizen participation in municipal government is the goal of this week's Coffee Table. Guests: Former Homer City Council Member Barbara Howard, City Manager Katie Koester and Mayor Bryan Zac lead the discussion on the structure of the City of Homer and its various departments and commissions.

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