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.
Two Homer City Council seats are up for election on October 3. This week, KBBI's Jesse Rabinowitz hosted candidates on The Coffee Table, KBBI's live , call-in public affairs program. Wednesday, September 13 Guests: Kim Ketter, Rachel Lord, Caroline Venuti and Dwane Nustvold
Thursday, September 14 Guests: Andy Kita, Stephen Meuller, Sarah Vance
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.
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.
KBBI News Director Aaron Bolton recently traveled to Gore Point to participate in a marine debris collection project. This week's Coffee Table recounts that trip and does a deep dive into the plastic-filled waters of Kachemak Bay. Guests: President of Gulf of Alaska Keeper Chris Pallister, Professor Patty Zwollo from The College of William and Mary and Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies Marine Debris Coordinator Henry Reiske.
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.
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.
Domestic violence and sexual assault response and prevention are the topics on this week's Coffee Table. Guests: South Peninsula Haven House Executive Director Ronnie Leach, Haven House Board Member Sherry Stead, and Colleen James, forensic nurse at South Peninsula Hospital.