This week, the “little orchestra” Pink Martini performed twice in Homer. They took the stage Monday afternoon during a student assembly at Homer High School; then they filled the high school’s 500 seats a second time Monday night with an audience of all ages. Pink Martini’s vocalist Storm Large says one of the most thrilling parts of the trip was the chance to advise Homer’s youth. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler has more.
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An Anchorage artist who opened a new gallery exhibit in Homer earlier this month uses art to show damaged objects and people who have suffered through trauma can still be beautiful. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler has more.
Homer Council on the Arts sponsored a number of events featuring the world famous band Pink Martini this week. The Homer nonprofit is especially proud of the opportunity to expose Kenai Peninsula students to the wide range of music in Pink Martini’s repertoire. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler has more.
South Kenai Peninsula Representative Paul Seaton’s office built a battery of surveys and organized two town hall meetings last week in Ninilchik and Homer. Seaton's primary goals were to convince peninsula residents of the seriousness of the state’s financial dilemma; and second to hear their thoughts on how to avoid running off a fiscal cliff. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler has more.
Homer City Council Candidate Michael Neece officially withdrew his name from the race for city council on Monday. Neece says he has to quit for multiple reasons.
State Revenue Commissioner Randy Hoffbeck is travelling the state to explain the direness of Alaska’s fiscal crisis. Hoffbeck was in Homer last week and KBBI’s Quinton Chandler spoke with him about the state’s options in the face of low revenues and a $3 billion deficit. Click here to listen to a portion of that interview.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough 2015 Municipal Election is less than a month away and there are two candidates competing for the South Peninsula Assembly Seat. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler spoke with Homer Willy Dunne about his plans for a term on the assembly in this one on one interview.
It’s no secret declining oil prices are an ongoing nightmare for Alaska. Historically 90% of the revenue used in the state’s general fund came from the oil and gas industry. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler and State Revenue Commissioner Randy Hoffbeck spoke briefly about the damage done by weak oil prices.