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If you’ve got a business idea you’ve been kicking around, this is the week to see if it could fly. Kenai/Soldotna Startup Week continues through Friday, with a variety of informational events aiming to help tackle the many hurdles facing entrepreneurs. 

This is the second year for the statewide event being held on the central Kenai Peninsula and the offerings have nearly doubled. Devon Gonzalez is helping organize the local startup week. She knows from experience how daunting it can be to start a new business, as she and her husband, Brian, opened Kenai Kombucha in April.

 

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is beginning its annual process to craft next year’s budget. That process has been marked in recent years by budget cuts from state, translating to staffing cuts in the district. Administrators remain optimistic for funding this year, but recognize the challenges they could face.

 


 

State of Alaska

Fifty years ago this month the very first liquified natural gas tanker from the then-new Phillips Petroleum plant in Nikiski arrived in Tokyo, pioneering a new way to provided fuel for the city’s power plants.
    “At one time, it produced 100 percent of the LNG that was imported into Japan,” said former Kenai Mayor John Williams of the Nikiski operatoin. “And it was the only LNG plant in the United States of America that produced LNG at the time.”

The Prince William Sound Regional Citizens Advisory Council issued a statement recently decrying a the decision by the governor’s office to review the state’s regulations regarding oil spill prevention. The move was not met with open arms by the nearly 30-year-old organization.

Search continues for missing Homer woman

Nov 15, 2019

 

At 12:13 p.m. on October 17, Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, a 38-year old Homer woman, was caught on video walking away from her apartment complex, presumably towards a doctor’s appointment she had at 1 p.m.  That video is the last known sighting of her. As KBBI’s Christina Whiting reports, since then the Homer Police Department and Duffy’s family and friends have searched, so far without results, for any indication of where she is.

 


 

 

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Kenai Conversation

The Kenai Performers production of Neil Simon's  "Lost in Yonkers" opens Friday, and this week on the Kenai Conversation we welcome director Sherri Johnson. She's joined by Sally Casano to also talk about the production of "The Vagina Monologues" they staged in Kasilof last summer.

University of Alaska

This week, we remember the life and legacy of Dr. Alan Boraas, who died Monday at the age of 72. Boraas taught at Kenai Peninsula College for 46 years, but his impact goes far beyond the campus. As an anthroplogist, he dedicated his career to preserving and promoting the native languages and cultural traditions of the Kenai Peninsula. We're joined this week with George Holley, Bill Holt and Dr. James Kari who worked with Boraas on language studies, most notably the 1991 book "A Dena'ina Legacy: K'tl'egh'i Sukdu: The Collected Writings of Peter Kalifornsky".

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Dave Atcheson, Jordan Chilson, Pegge Erkeneff, Laura McIndoe, CO Rudstrom, Heddy Huss, Noah Proctor and Pete Sprague share True Tales, Told Live on the theme "Tail Tales: Stories of Animal Encouneter," Recorded Oct. 25, 2019, at Odie's Deli in Soldotna.

Zach Henry from St. Elias Brewing in Soldotna joins Bill to answer listener questions on a special, live, membership-drive edition of Drinking on the Last Frontier.
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The Native inhabitants of the Kenai Peninsula before Western contact were masters at adapting to this land. Dr. Alan Boraas, anthropology professor at Kenai Peninsula College, presented “Yaghanen, The Time Before,” a discussion about the lives of the Dena’ina people who have lived and thrived here for a thousand years, to the Kasilof Regional Historical Association.

Kenai River Brewing

Kenai River Brewing shares its plans for reopening Kenai Joe's in a special, live segment of the show. And speaking of reopening, Barnaby Brewing in Juneau tells Bill about recovering from a fire that shut them down for about a year.

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