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The Kenai City Council recently gave the OK to participation in a program that will keep young travelers occupied while enriching their brains. It’s the “Read on the Fly” program, created by “A-K on the GO” in 2016. It installs and stocks bookshelves for young readers at several Alaska airports. It received unanimous support at the Kenai Airport Commission last month, said Councilman Jim Glendening.

For years Alaska has been fertile ground for reality TV shows - not the kind where you get voted off the island or some bachelor gives you a rose - the kind where camera crews follow around real Alaskans, doing real things. Think "Life Below Zero" more than "Alaska Bush People."

Now, a production company wants to add the men and women of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge to the mix.

 

 

Fundraising efforts for a multi-million dollar expansion of the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex will move ahead this spring.

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Kenai Conversation

Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce has been in office about three months now. So, as we get into the annual process of putting together a budget, how are things going? Are the conservative philosophies candidate Pierce ran on playing well with the realities of local government?

 

 

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The #MeToo movement started raising awareness of sexual assault and harassment through social media and leaped off the Internet with events, marches and gatherings in real life. On the central Kenai Peninsula, the Many Voices organization has taken up that banner with a gathering and panel discussion held last month. Susan Smalley, a community volunteer with Many Voices, and two panelists from the event, Dr. Kristin Mitchel and Dr.

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KDLL Podcasts

Have you ever learned a lesson the hard way? Or maybe not learned one at all? You are not alone. True Tales, Told Live held a storytelling event Feb. 2 at Odie’s Deli in Soldotna on the theme “Lessons Not Learned.” We had tales from Glenn Tinker, Bonnie Bernard, Vickie Tinker, Kat Sorenson, Joe Spady, Elizabeth Earl, Sally Cassano, Joel Todd, Joy Petrie and Emily Knight, with Katilin Vadla and Jenny Neyman as the emcees.

Storytellers take a lighthearted look at darkness Dec. 8, 2017, at Odie's in Soldonta, telling true tales on the theme, "Lighten Up — Tales of Escape from the Dark." With hosts Jenny Neyman and Kaitlin Vadla and stories and poetry from Kerri Roe, Dave Atcheson, Jacki Michels, Merril Sikorski, Heddy Huss, Steve Schoonmaker and Meezie Hermansen.

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Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District Industry Outlook Forum 2018

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Albert Wall, CEO of Peninsula Community Health Services, talks about the health care landscape on the Kenai Peninsula.

Alex Douthit talks about his experience starting, with his wife, Sarah, their new business, Kenai Peninsula Driving Instruction.

Alyssa Rodrigues, development manager with the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development, gives a crystal-ball look into the economic future of Alaska.

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KDLL Membership Drive Programs

As part of KDLL’s fall membership drive, we’re featuring KDLL’s original feature shows.

Here are excerpts from Kenai Garden Talk, Adventure Talks and Drinking on the Last Frontier with Bill Howell.

For KDLL's special membership drive edition of Peninsula Performance Today, we put central Kenai Peninsula musicians center stage.

Featured in this show:

Tomoka Raften, performing “Earth” by Takatsugu Muramatsu in a concert for the wedding of Renee Henderson, retired choir teacher at Kenai Central High School.

Raften in a quartet with her students Katie Stoll, Ruth Pearson and Kailey Mucha, performing “Arcadia.”

Kyle Schneider, choir teacher at Homer High School, singing an aria from Il Trovatore by Giuseppi Verdi

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