Wednesday mornings 9-10 a.m.

CoffeeTable is KBBI's local interview program. You can be a part of the conversation by calling 235-7721, in the Homer area, or toll-free at 1-800-979-5224.

Coffee Table: KPB Healthcare Task Force

Feb 12, 2016
Photo by Dorle Harness/KBBI

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. 

Latest On Alaska Ferry System

Jan 27, 2016
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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 

South Peninsula Legislators On Upcoming Session

Jan 14, 2016
Photo by Dorle Harness/KBBI

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.

City Council Outlook For 2016

Jan 8, 2016
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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. 

Maritime Education Opportunites In Homer

Dec 30, 2015
Photo by Rose Grech/KBBI

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.

Alcohol and Drug Addicts Talk Substance Abuse and Recovery

Dec 23, 2015
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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.

Coffee Table: Kachemak Bay State Park

Dec 16, 2015
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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. 

We are unable to bring you the CoffeeTable this week. In its place we have the latest special from America Abroad; How Drones Are Reshaping the World.

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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.

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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.