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On this week's Kenai Conversation, former Kenai city and borough mayor John Williams returns to discuss the issues of the day with host Jay Barrett.

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Winter seems to be holding out enough for the 31st running of the Tustumena 200 sled dog race. Race Director Tami Murray joins us this week to talk about how the course is shaping up, which local teams will be lined up and how you can volunteer (Just go here). An official starting location will be announced before the race on January 27th.

This week on the Kenai Conversation, host Jay Barrett welcomes Peninsula Clarion sports scribes Jeff Helminiak and Joey Klecka to the studio to tackle local sports, college football, auto racing and more.

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The Kenai Peninsula Borough is offering another r0und of Community Emergency Response Training, CERT, courses this month. We spoke with Borough Emergency Management Program Manager Dan Nelson to learn more about why the borough has been offering them for more than a decade.

'Community in Unity' program brings prisoners and residents together in Seward

Dec 13, 2017

In an effort to bring the community of Seward together with the Spring Creek Correctional Center, a state prison across Resurrection Bay from the Eastern Kenai Peninsula city, Alaska Public Media's Anne Hillman of the Solutions Desk, recorded a forum there in September. In attendance were prisoners, administrators, and townsfolk.

Central Peninsula Hospital is making big changes to its campus and offering more services than ever.

On this week's Kenai Conversation, Shaylon Cochran talks with Lou Heite from Eagle Glade Farms in Nikiski and Ken Hynes from the Flats Bistro in Kenai about what kind of ingredients are available locally this time of year, and how to turn then into a great holiday meal. 

On this week's Kenai Conversation, host Jay Barrett welcome's Peninsula Clarion sports reporter Joey Klecka to the microphone to talk sports, both local - why are the Soldotna Stars so good at football and how can Allie Ostrander be so good at running - and national - it's been a great World Series and Game 7 is tonight! KDLL's Shaylon Cochran joins us halfway through to add his thoughts.

It's a mixed-medium mash-up as KDLL hosts Shaylon Cochran and Jay Barrett welcome Peninsula Clarion reporters Elizabeth Earl and Kat Sorensen to talk about the just-passed Kenai Peninsula municipal elections. 

The top two vote-getters in last week's Kenai Peninsula Borough mayoral election, Charlie Pierce with 5,489 votes and Linda Farnsworth-Hutchings with 4,604, will be facing off in a special runoff election Oct. 24. They joined Kenai Conversation host Jay Barrett to debate the campaign issues.

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