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Every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 5:45pm to 6:00pm.

A deeper look behind the day's top stories

KBOO News In Depth is a daily in-depth interview or feature on a story of significant interest to our listening audience.  These pieces focus on local, national or international issues that reflect KBOO's values of peace, justice, democracy, human rights, multiculturalism, environmentalism, freedom of expression or social change.

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Newest COVID surge spikes risk in Oregon prisons

Airs at: Wed, 11/18/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Ray Fox was released from Oregon’s prison system after serving 30 years.  Reports from friends still serving time differ from the Oregon Department of Corrections' (ODOC) claim that it is following CDC guidelines concerning COVID-19.  Adults in custody (AIC) report that ... Read more

Alec Karakatsanis on why abolishing police will change society for the better

Airs at: Mon, 11/16/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Despite pushback from police associations, movements to defund, reimagine and abolish the police have gained traction in 2020. KBOO's Jenka Soderberg spoke with Alec Karakatsanis, the head of the Civil Rights Corps, about why abolishing the police is not an unreasonable ... Read more

Opinion: Biden's cabinet picks should not pander to Mitch McConnell

Airs at: Mon, 11/16/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Max Moran wrote an article for the American Prospect entitled, "The 277 Policies for Which Biden Need Not Ask Permission." He spoke with KBOO's Jenka Soderberg about why President-Elect Biden's cabinet picks shouldn't pander to Mitch McConnell. Read more

Free Lolita: Salish Sea Indigenous and environmental activists team up to free captive orca whale

Airs at: Thu, 11/12/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  It’s been 27 years since the movie 'Free Willie' launched an effort to free Keiko, the orca who was the star of the film—from his small tank in Mexico and return him to the wild. But there are many other orcas still in captivity, including one who has been living and per... Read more

Anti-Racism author Kenrya Rankin

Airs at: Thu, 11/12/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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With Joe Biden’s victory in last Tuesday’s presidential election, a new administration takes charge in January, and they’ll be facing some pretty big challenges. Along with COVID-19, climate change, and the battered economy, the unmasking and encouragement of racism and whi... Read more

Making the COVID-19 vaccine could mean the death of half a million sharks, but conservationists say there's another way

Airs at: Tue, 11/10/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for News In Depth, Evening News
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  Conservationists and scientists are now raising the alarm that as many as half a million sharks—many of them endangered—may be slaughtered in order to create a vaccine for COVID-19. However, there are alternatives. Voices for the Animals host and KBOO Reporter Michele Co... Read more

Portland Book Festival 2020

Airs at: Wed, 11/04/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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The Portland Book Festival is our city’s biggest literary event, and one of the most popular on the entire West Coast. It traditionally takes place every year in early November, featuring a long list of author events packed into one long and exciting day. This year, as wit... Read more

Election 2020: Yes on Measure 110 campaign says decriminalization is a critical step in addressing addiction crisis in Oregon

Airs at: Mon, 10/26/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
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  Ballot Measure 110 seeks to decriminalize drug usage and further fund treatment options. Proponents say that the criminalization of drugs does not lead those struggling with addiction disorders to the help that they need. Instead, they say, decriminalizing drug usage and... Read more

Measure 26-217: Real Police Accountability

Airs at: Mon, 10/26/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for News In Depth, Evening News
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  “We don’t need to just pass [Measure 26-217], but we need to pass it overwhelmingly. We want to send a very strong message to the police union, that their days are numbered. And they will become public servants like the rest of us public servants. They don’t deserve spec... Read more

Journalist reflects on one year anniversary of mass protests in Chile and coming constitutional referendum

Airs at: Fri, 10/23/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
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    Last Sunday, Chileans marked one year since the start of major protests over class and racial inequality. Clashes between demonstrators and police escalated in violence, and law enforcement's response led to severe injuries. From the capital of Santiago, documentaria... Read more