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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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Earth Day Oregon connects non-profits and businesses for climate action

Airs at: Wed, 04/14/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Thursday, April 22nd is Earth Day. The importance of the impending climate crisis has individuals and organizations looking for ways to make a difference, and Earth Day can be a catalyst for thinking about the climate future. One organization puts its efforts towards con... Read more

Upcoming panel: "Protecting Mother Earth: The history, legacy, and possibilities as experienced by Native Americans"

Airs at: Mon, 04/12/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  On Wednesday, April 14th at 6 p.m., the Oregon Community Rights Network and the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund are hosting a webinar entitled, “Protecting Mother Earth: The history, legacy and possibilities as experienced by Native Americans.” KBOO's Althea ... Read more

Romance scams on the rise after a year of pandemic, but can be avoided through education

Airs at: Tue, 04/06/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  A year into the pandemic, it would be hard to say that the feeling of loneliness hasn’t entered each of our lives in some way. But it’s not always that it takes a financial toll too. From 2019 to 2020, the reported losses from sweetheart or romance scams increased by 50 ... Read more

Houseless activists speak out against threatened sweep at Laurelhurst Park

Airs at: Mon, 04/05/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  For the past week, activists in Portland have gathered at Laurelhurst Park to take a stand in support of the houseless community there after a raid was threatened. These are some of the voices from the press conference that was held by houseless activsts on April 2, 2021... Read more

Mississippi water crisis recovery relies on grassroots efforts, neglected by governor

Airs at: Thu, 03/25/2021 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  The winter weather crisis that visibly debilitated Texas had severe negative impacts on Mississippi as well. Similar to Texas, Mississippi was unprepared for severe winter weather, both in infrastructure preparation and on an individual level. A boil water notice was onl... Read more

Oregon’s search for foster parents during a pandemic

Airs at: Thu, 03/25/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  The Oregon foster care system is overloaded. There is such an overwhelming need for foster parents that some local organizations are advertising on popular job search websites. This is because, over the past year, more than 8,000 Oregon foster care children have endured... Read more

New state legislation could lead Oregon's clean energy future with an environmental justice focus

Airs at: Wed, 03/24/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Three bills in the Oregon Legislature aim to pave a path for a clean energy future for the state. They are supported by the Oregon Clean Energy Opportunity Campaign and address a variety of interconnected issues from the need for more affordable utility bills to preparin... Read more

Proposed bill would limit timber industry influence on Board of Forestry

Airs at: Mon, 03/22/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
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  "Over the last 30 or 40 years, the ownership of Oregon's forests has really shifted. Decisions are made by people who have never set foot on the ground" -Oregon State Senator Jeff Golden Oregon has long been a frontier in the conflict between conservation and the timber... Read more

How the pandemic has impacted Portland area foster care youth's access to learning

Airs at: Wed, 03/17/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Over the past year, more than 8,000 foster care children in Oregon have endured constantly adapting to new situations, from where they live to how they learn. This means struggling to learn in front of a computer for hours on end to now, after a year of online learning, ... Read more

Hit-and-run victim turned active bystander faces emotional and financial fallout

Airs at: Thu, 03/11/2021 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
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  On January 25th, 2021,  a driver in a silver Honda Element struck 6 pedestrians in Southeast Portland, killing one. Today, we’re speaking with one of the victims who ultimately helped apprehend the driver to understand where the traumatic experience has left him now. Mig... Read more