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The next nationwide outreach and headcount of homeless people is just more than a month away, and organizers on the Kenai Peninsula are in the midst of preparing for the 2020 Project Homeless Connect.
    The program is nationwide on the same day, on Jan. 29, and in the Central Peninsula will be held at the Soldotna Sports Center. Homer and Seward are planning their first Project Homeless Connect events in 2020 as well.
    Jodi Stuart handles promotion for the local event.



Backcountry enthusiasts were rewarded for their patience this week, with a long-awaited heavy snowfall covering much of south central Alaska. But more patience will likely be needed before the best opportunities for snow sports are ready. 

Even with recent snowfall, the Swan Lake fire will likely continue to smolder through the winter. On this week’s Kenai Conversation, we speak with fire managers from the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and state Division of Forestry about how the fire was managed, how it’s being monitored during the winter, and what lessons were learned during the main event this summer. 

Funding for tourism marketing has become something of a political football in recent years. Just two years ago, the Kenai Peninsula Tourism and Marketing Council was the beneficiary of $300,000 in borough funding. That number was initially zeroed out for the most recent budget.


Some Kenai Peninsula residents were still without power Thursday, with more than a foot of snow in some areas weighing down power lines and trees.

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Kenai Conversation

Take a look back at the Nov. 30, 2018, earthquake that shook Southcentral Alaska with Dan Nelson and Bud Sexton with the Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management. Find out what went well in that situation, what lessons were learned and how OEM is hoping to get the entire community involved in preparing for the next natural disaster.

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.

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KDLL Podcasts

If I Built A Car

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Park your boring old car, Dad, and let Jack tell you about the cool car he's going to have someday, in "If I Built a Car," by Chris Van Dusen, read by Audrey Hobart-Anderson.

Girdwood Brewing Co.

Raise a glass to the holiday season. Join Bill for beer news (including some good regulatory news for Alaska craft breweries, for once), a look at how Alaska compares to other alcohol quota states, an interview with Bearpaw River Brewing Company, a guide for pairing holiday menus with craft beers, learn about the barley wine beer style and get some gift ideas for the beer lover in your life. 

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KDLL Membership Drive Programs

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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