Borough Assembly Member Willie Dunne of Homer is the guest on this edition of The Coffee Table -KBBI's live, call-in, public affairs program. The topic of the show is the two lawsuits against The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly over issues pertaining to their invocation policy. Assembly Member Dunne is suing the borough over what he claims was their attempt to prevent him from communicating with his constituents regarding the borough's invocation policy.
Homer author Dana Stabenow joined host Terry Rensel, and callers, to talk about the books that we've read in the past year. Dana also gave recommendations of books to give to yourself, or that someone special in your life.
You can find a complete list of all the books mentioned at Dana's website.
KBBI General Manager Dave Anderson, Program Director Terry Rensel, and Board of Director's President Dave Eckwert discussed all things KBBI during this hour long program that aired in place of CoffeeTable on Wednesday morning.
Schools could be in for painful cuts in the upcoming fiscal year. It all depends on the votes that come out of the state legislature. This week on the Coffee Table we checked in with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District to keep you informed on how cuts from Juneau will translate into the classroom. Our guests were the principals of Homer Middle School, Chapman School in Anchor Point, Razdolna and Kachemak Selo as well as Superintendent Sean Dusek.
Managing the costs of healthcare is a never ending problem especially in Alaska’s rural communities. The Kenai Peninsula Borough has convened a healthcare task force to find new ways to continue providing sustainable health care on the Kenai Peninsula. On this week’s Coffee Table we examined the work being done by the task force and the options under consideration. Our guests were Task Force Chair Rick Ross, Vice Chair Bill Smith and Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre.
This week on the Coffee Table we talked ferries with the state Department of Transportation Deputy Commissioner Mike Neusll. The conversation covered budget cuts, ferry schedules, the Tustumena’s replacement and much more. The Coffee Table airs Wednesday mornings from 9-10 on KBBI AM 890 Homer and online at kbbi.org.
The Alaska Legislature’s regular session begins January 19th. This week KBBI's Quinton Chandler spoke with Southern Peninsula delegates Senator Gary Stevens and Representative Paul Seaton on the Coffee Table about their expectations for the upcoming session.
The City of Homer had a budget deficit of close to $1 million for the 2016 budget. Proposition 1 allowed the city to divert money from the HART fund to make up for most of the shortfall. But what’s next? On the Coffee Table Homer Mayor, Beth Wythe and City Manager, Katie Koester discuss Long-term revenue solutions for the city and what is on the horizon for 2016.
The maritime industry is a key part of Homer’s local economy and local business owners want to support it with a steady stream of fresh recruits. KBBI's Quinton Chandler spoke with members of the Homer Marine Trades Association about ongoing efforts to improve vocational offerings that focus on the maritime industry.