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.
Homer City Council members Donna Aderhold and David Lewis were live in the studio on this week's Coffee Table. Aderhold, Lewis, and council member Catriona Reynolds, who pretaped an interview, are subject to a recall election to be held on Tuesday, June 13th. KBBI's Aaron Bolton was the host, moderated the discussion, and took questions from the listeners.
Homer City Council recall organizers Heartbeat of Homer were the guests on this week's Coffee Table. Political action committee spokesperson Sarah Vance and recall supporter Ralph Crane spent the hour live in the studio taking questions from the listeners.
Locally produced food and products were well represented on this week's Coffee Table. Guests: Homer Farmers Market Director and Kenai Peninsula Food Hub Coordinator Robbi Mixon, Susan Houlihan of Alpenglow Skin Care, and Jenny Medley from Blood, Sweat, and Food Farm.