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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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Legal observer says El Salvadoran election displayed intimidation of voters and vote counters alike

Airs at: Thu, 03/04/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  The legislative elections in El Salvador took place on February 28th, and Oregon local Maria Silva was there, as a legal observer. Silva works with MORENA chapter of Oregon, and she recounted her observations from the election to KBOO's Ethan Sandweiss.  President Nayib... Read more

Clackamas County Commissioner Tootie Smith faces recall campaign for flouting COVID guidelines and racism defense

Airs at: Tue, 03/02/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Clackamas County Commissioner Tootie Smith faces a recall campaign from her constituents. Smith notably boasted that she would flout COVID guidelines at her Thanksgiving celebration last November. More recently, Smith has come to the defense of fellow Clackamas County Co... Read more

Oregon Day of Empathy uplifts voices of those impacted by criminal legal system

Airs at: Mon, 03/01/2021 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for News In Depth, Evening News
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National Day of Empathy is an opportunity to uplift and amplify voices of people impacted by the criminal legal system. Oregon’s Day of Empathy is at noon, Tues, March 2nd.  Oregon’s virtual event will include women directly impacted by our criminal legal system who will di... Read more

Five Eastern Oregon counties will vote in May to consider joining Idaho 

Airs at: Mon, 03/01/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
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  Rural Oregonians who are frustrated with the state’s progressive politics are taking matters into their own hands. County by county, rural conservatives are petitioning for ballot measures, which ask voters if they want to consider moving Oregon’s border to form a "Great... Read more

Fossil Free Energy Coalition Urges Eugene City Council to Divest from Fracked Gas Reliance

Airs at: Thu, 02/11/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for News In Depth, Evening News
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  In 2014, the city of Eugene, Oregon passed a resolution with the primary goals of reducing fossil fuel consumption and lowering greenhouse gas emissions. More than six years later, the city has been unable to meet those goals, and grassroots organizers in Eugene have co... Read more

Most deaths in Oregon Jails were People with Disabilities

Airs at: Mon, 02/08/2021 at 5:30pm
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Karen James speaks with Liz Reetz, a public interest law fellow with Disability Rights Oregon, who just released her new report “Grave Consequences: How the Criminalization of Disability Leads to Deaths in Jail”.  The report revealed that most of the people who died in Oreg... Read more

Most Death in Oregon Jails were People with Disabilities

Airs at: Mon, 02/08/2021 at 5:30pm
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Karen James speaks with Liz Reetz, a public interest law fellow with Disability Rights Oregon, who just released her new report “Grave Consequences: How the Criminalization of Disability Leads to Deaths in Jail”.  The report revealed that most of the people who died in Oreg... Read more

Advances in gastrointestinal cancer treatment heralded this World Cancer Day

Airs at: Thu, 02/04/2021 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
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  The global pandemic that has lasted nearly a year has brought to light many deficiencies in our healthcare systems in the United States. Today on this "World Cancer Day,"  KBOO's Annette Newell talks to an expert about new tools for gastrointestinal cancer which they cal... Read more

At-home injury risk increases with pandemic requirements to stay home

Airs at: Thu, 02/04/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
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  As people stay home more in the pandemic, the danger to families is not just the threat of COVID.  Kids are more at risk of injuries and even deaths because of a common type of accident in the home.   KBOO's Annette Newell recently talked to a mother, Alyssa Carlson, who... Read more

Legislators prioritize criminal justice reform and police accountability in 2021 session

Airs at: Tue, 02/02/2021 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
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  In the 2021 Oregon Legislative session, criminal justice reform and police accountability are top of mind for many legislators. To learn more, KBOO's Karen James speaks with Senator Lew Frederick who represents North & Northeast Portland in the Oregon Legislature. Senato... Read more