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

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.

Alder Seaman

Changing hostility and destructiveness into cooperation and justice is the stated goal of Hands of Peace, an Alaska nonprofit. The group holds workshops in Homer and at Wildwood Correctional Complex in Kenai.
Organizers Ginger Bryant and Karen Cauble, brought some friends and family to KBBI's studios to share a few songs.  They sat down with KBBI's Kathleen Gustafson to talk about the Alternatives to Violence Project, a conflict resolution, prison outreach training which Cauble has been facilitating since 1976.

Nature Rocks Homer

The wallow is ready to fill with water and Saturday the mud will fly for Nature Rocks Homer's annual Mud Games. The games run from 1:00 to 3:oop.m.  at The Cottonwood Horse Park - on the downhill side of mile 1.5 East Road in Homer. KBBI's Kathleen Gustafson talked with Sue Post and Cathy Wilmeth, two of the event organizers.

 

PCSS MAT

Dr. Sarah Spencer and Ginny Espenshade describe the public health benefits of having a local needle exchange and of training people to use opioid overdose response kits. And the Waird family shares their experience with addiction and recovery.

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