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Kenai Performers

The long-anticipated Kenai Performers' production of Willy Wonka opens tonight (Thurs.) at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium. The production promises several twists on the original story, and what sounds like an unusually large amount of high technology.

Co-directors Terri Burdick and Donna Shirnberg were on yesterday's Kenai Conversation and kind of explain the technology.

  The Alaska State House majority announced committee assignments Tuesday, and Kenai Rep. Gary Knopp was given a seat on the powerful Finance Committee, but on no others. However, that isn't unusual for members on Finance to only serve on that committee, one with a sizable workload.


The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly approved an ordinance that specifically protects whistleblowers from discrimination at its meeting Tuesday night. The new policy mirrors state statute, but the measure wasn’t approved without some contentious debate.



In an effort to put more bite into its municipal ordinances, the City of Kenai is considering court appearances for repeated violators of animal control ordinances.

Introduced on Feb. 6, the ordinance will have a public hearing tomorrow (Wed.) night. If passed it would go into effect in mid March.


A lot of commercial expansion has happened near the intersection of the Spur and Sterling highways in Soldotna the past few years. And more is on the way.

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Kenai Conversation

  The Kenai Performers production of ‘Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka’ opens this week for a two-weekend run. In advance of opening night, we welcome both directors and two of the performers to our studio for a look behind the scenes.

 With the new governor threatening funding for the current school year, school districts are scrambling to find a solution. Host Jay Barrett talks with Pegge Erkeneff and Dave Jones of the KPBSD about budgeting for the district.

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KDLL Podcasts

Of course Betty Bunny didn't do it — the Tooth Fairy did! At least that's who the preschooler uses as her scapegoat as she tries to wriggle her way out of trouble. Sharon Mosbrucker ready "Betty Bunny Didn't Do It," by Michael Kaplan.

Follow Winston, a baby goat, as he explores the farm to find a friend of his very own. Winston meets several barn yard friends before finding his perfect match. By Whitney C. Owens, read by Sharon Mosbrucker.

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KDLL Membership Drive Programs

Show off your culinary prowess in KDLL's Pickle Cooking Contest, part of our Picklefest Party annual membership meeting from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center.

1. Bring a dish involving pickles to KDLL's Picklefest. It can be an appetizer, soup, entree, bread, dessert — your imagination is the limit, as long as pickles are among the ingredients.

2. Portion your dish so it can serve at least 30 tasting portions.

Many thanks to Nelson Kempf and Keeley Boyle for performing live in the studio for our Fall Membership Drive. You can find their music on iTunes (and in the audio file below).

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Adventure Talks: Antarctica

Alaska doctor heads south — way south — for science

Join Soldotna Dr. Kristin Mitchell for stories and photos from Antarctica at 6:30 p.m. Feb 28 at the Kenai Visitors Center. Tune in for an interview about the Homeward Bound program at 10 a.m. Feb. 27

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