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The Kenai Writer's Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, featuring a history of Binkley Street.

Also, “Last Rose of Summer," a poem by "Dave Thompson, of Kenai, and "Monkeyshines," by Brent Johnson, of Clam Gulch.

In KDLL's special membership drive edition of the Kenai Cafe, we feature Kenai Peninsula musicians. Tune in and just try not to tap your feet. Thanks to co-hosts Marion Nelson, Janell Grenier and Peter Ehrhardt.

Music featured in this show:

“Justice in the Midnight Sun, 3 Above, Soldotna

Darren Smith, singer/ guitarist/songwriter; Nuson Smith, drummer; Ryan Gamble, bass/backing vocals

www.reverbnation.com/3Above

“Walking Each Other Home,” by Bonnie Nichols, Soldotna

Join Bill for a visit to the Kenai Peninsula Brewing and Tasting Society, a toast to the IPA, the latest beer gear and a discussion on brewery taprooms.

More information on the Kenai Peninsula Brewing and Tasting Society here: https://www.meetup.com/The-Kenai-Peninsula-Brewing-and-Tasting-Society/

Mark your calendars for October 24th. That’s the date of the run off election for Borough mayor. Linda Farnsworth-Hutchings and Charlie Pierce were the top two vote getters in unofficial results Tuesday night.

“I’m very, very pleased that I’m holding a majority of the votes on the Peninsula. I would say that Team Charlie is ready for the race. We’re going to run to the finish line," Pierce said.

Voter turnout across the Kenai Peninsula tends to be relatively low, typically running between 20 and 30 percent. In the last regular borough elections in 2014, roughly 11,000 of 42,000 registered voters made it to the polls; about 26 percent. This year, that overall number may be up a little. Borough clerk Johni Blankenship says absentee and early ballots are way up over previous years.

 


What does it take to stick around in Alaska politics for three decades?

For 60 years, the oil and gas industry has been front and center in the Kenai Peninsula’s economy and politics.

Across the state and on the Kenai, Native languages are finding new life through new speakers.

On KDLL's special fall membership drive edition of Kenai Fresh Air, host Jay Barrett speaks with writer, editor and publisher Jackie Pels. She is responsible for a couple dozen books, mostly about pioneering Alaskans, including her mother, in "Unga Island Girl," the one-time "commodore of the fleet" of the Alaska  Marine Highway, Walter Jackinsky, in "Any Tonnage, Any Ocean," and the definitive history of the Jesse Lee Home in Seward, in "Family After All." She is also a member of the Kenai Territorial High School graduating class of 1953.

 

On KDLL’s special membership drive edition of Kenai Science Friday, what the DNA analysis of ancient salmon bones might be able to tell us about the people who lived on the Kenai Peninsula 2,000 years ago, and how that might relate to fisheries politics today. Paleogenomics meets anthropology with guests professor Alan Boras of Kenai Peninsula College and Dr. Ripan Malhi of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne.

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