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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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Holocaust survivor Laureen Nussbaum unveils new book

Airs at: Mon, 10/14/2019 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Longtime Portland resident and Holocaust survivor Laureen Nussbaum has a new book, "Shedding our Stars, the story of Hans Calmeyer and how he saved thousands of families like mine," which details how a German bureaucrat saved over 3,700 Jews in Amsterdam from certain dea... Read more

Thom Hartmann discusses his new book, the House impeachment investigation and how progressives can reform the Supreme Court

Airs at: Thu, 10/10/2019 at 6:00pm
Produced for News In Depth, Evening News
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  Thom Hartmann is a progressive national and internationally syndicated talk show host. He is also a New York Times bestselling author of twenty-four books, translated into multiple languages. Thom has a new book, “The Hidden History of the Supreme Court and the Betrayal ... Read more

Fermentation Festival Organizers share food and the road to Stinkfest

Airs at: Mon, 10/07/2019 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for News In Depth, Evening News
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  The 10th annual Portland Fermentation Festival comes to town this Thursday, October 10th. Festival organizers (and self-proclaimed "Stinkfest Queens") Liz Crain, Heidi Nestler, and Claudia Lucero talk with us live in-studio about the fermentation process, creating a fest... Read more

Rent assistance and its capacity to help the housing crisis

Airs at: Thu, 10/03/2019 at 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  New research shows hundreds of thousands of people in Oregon are struggling to make their rent.  This comes as housing prices have taken off, especially in the last couple years.  KBOO's Annette Newell talks to Daniel Hauser with the Oregon Center for Public Policy, ab... Read more

Interview with Feminist Activist and Author Jenny Brown

Airs at: Tue, 10/01/2019 at 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Jenny Brown is a feminist organizer with the National Women's Liberation and the author of a number of titles, including most recently, "Without Apology: The Abortion Struggle Now." Brown was also involved in the campaign to make Plan B, the morning after pill, availabl... Read more

Oregon Funeral Resources and Education - an Interview with Keelia Carver and Holly Pruett

Airs at: Mon, 09/30/2019 at 5:15pm - 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  An interview with Keelia Carver, bereaved mother (Maupin, OR) and Holly Pruett, Life-Cycle Celebrant & Home Funeral Guide (Portland, OR) about death care and their online resource Oregon Funeral.org. In Oregon, no one is required to purchase the services of a funeral dire... Read more

Stop Zenith holds 60 hour vigil

Airs at: Thu, 09/26/2019 at 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Portland groups have been holding a vigil this week beginning 7 am Tuesday, September 24th and ending at 7 pm on Thursday, September 26th, in protest of Zenith Energy Co. They call their effort "Stop Zenith," and the protesters raise concerns about the ethics and safety ... Read more

Portland Climate Strike

Airs at: Fri, 09/20/2019 at 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Portland middle and high school students left the classroom September 20th and took to the streets for a Global Climate Strike. Portland student activists are aiming to raise awareness about the issue and call on city leaders to end fossil fuel burning and other forms of... Read more

Interview with the Director of Homelessness Research and Action Collaborative at PSU

Airs at: Thu, 09/05/2019 at 6:00pm
Produced for News In Depth, Evening News
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  38,000. That’s the number of people who are without housing in the Portland area in a given year, according to new Portland State University research. KBOO’s Annette Newell talks to Marisa Zapata, the director of the Homelessness Research and Action Collaborative at PSU.... Read more

Interview with Mosquito Fleet

Airs at: Tue, 09/03/2019 at 6:00pm
Produced for News In Depth, Evening News
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  Monday afternoon, protesters involved with the activist group Mosquito Fleet gathered on the Columbia River in canoes and kayaks in protest of the Transmountain Pipeline Expansion Project. This project would triple the current capacity of Transmountain, which carries cru... Read more