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.
KBBI's Quinton Chandler speaks with members of Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous about their history of substance abuse and their recoveries. A member of the South Kenai Peninsula Resilience Coalition. The conversation explored the peninsula's treatment options for substance abusers, a community assessment of the prevalence of drugs and alcohol on the south peninsula and benefits of group therapy in the face of alcohol and drug addiction.
Kachemak Bay State Park Chief Ranger Jason Okuly appeared on the Coffee Table to discuss the most pressing issues facing the state park. Listen to KBBI's Quinton Chandler and Okuly discuss state budget cuts, trail work, volunteer contributions, littering, incorporating bikes into the park and more.
Local cook Teri Robl joined Host Daysha Eaton on the CoffeeTable to talk about holiday cooking and memories. They discussed, and took listener calls, about favorite holiday recipes, family traditions, and suggestions on what to serve during the holidays.
Homer Mayor Beth Wythe, and Council Member David Lewis joined KBBI's Quinton Chandler to discuss the December 1st Special Election in the City of Homer to suspend funding the Homer Accelerated Roads and Trails (HART) fund and directing those dollars into the City's General Fund. The discussion also covered the City's current financial situation and touched on other matter the City is dealing with.