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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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Yes for Police Accountability Campaign launch outlines benefits of new oversight system

Airs at: Wed, 09/23/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  On this edition of KBOO News in Depth, we listen in to the launch of the Yes for Police Accountability Campaign. The campaign is about 26-217, and if passed, the ballot measure would create a new police oversight body by amending the City Charter. The new oversight boar... Read more

Kevin Kumashiro on Trump's Latest Attack on Education

Airs at: Mon, 09/21/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
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Kevin Kumashiro is former dean, University of San Francisco School of Education. His books include Teaching toward Democracy. On Constitution Day, Sept. 17th, 2020, Trump attacked the work of Howard Zinn, whose books include A People's History of the United States. Kumashir... Read more

Remote: Finding Home in the Bitterroots by DJ Lee

Airs at: Wed, 09/16/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Our In Depth guest today is DJ Lee, author of Remote: Finding Home in the Bitterroots, published by Oregon State University Press. DJ is a Regents Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at Washington State University, the Director of the Selway-Bitterroot Wildernes... Read more

Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty on reducing police terror

Airs at: Mon, 09/14/2020 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
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  "[It] depends on that officer's perception of the call that they're on. I also know that ... community members have been trained to make the calls sound as scary as possible to get a quicker police response." Before Jo Ann Hardesty was a Portland City Commissioner, she s... Read more

Right to Health Director Leslie Gregory campaigns for racism to be considered a public health issue

Airs at: Thu, 09/03/2020 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
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  What does it mean for something to be a public health crisis? While the pandemic certainly qualifies, the CDC has certain criteria to decide what may be declared a public health crisis. The official label means that greater resources can be devoted to addressing the cris... Read more

State Rep. Mark Meek hosts town hall on Clackamas County coronavirus response and recovery

Airs at: Wed, 09/02/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  In the evening of September 1st, State Representative Mark Meek held a live telephone town hall to address the concerns of the people of Clackamas County around the coronavirus. Meek represents House District 40 which encompasses Oregon City, Gladstone, Johnson City, Jen... Read more

Oregon Cares Fund directs coronavirus relief money to Black Oregonians

Airs at: Thu, 08/27/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
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  Oregon legislators have directed federal coronavirus relief money specifically towards the Black community, through the Oregon Cares Fund for Black Relief and Resliency. The Fund's creation is thanks to the Council of Trust, an 11 member group of Black leaders, activists... Read more

Dr. Juniper Simonis on the haphazard, sweeping use of chemical weapons and munitions by local and federal police at Portland protests

Airs at: Thu, 08/27/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
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  "Ted Wheeler and Chad Wolf think Black lives are so unimportant that they're willing to use hazardous chemicals indiscriminately... And every day, people show up to say Black lives matter and they're willing to put their bodies on the line." Tear gas, rubber bullets, pe... Read more

Jamie Partridge with Communities and Postal Workers United discusses their upcoming rally

Airs at: Mon, 08/24/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
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  KBOO’s Yasemin Cobanoglu spoke with Jamie Partridge of Communities and Postal Workers United about a planned rally in Portland to support the Postal Service.  The Postal Rally for Full Funding and No Delay will take place between 4pm and 5pm on Tuesday, August 25th at t... Read more

Author Thom Hartman on his new book The Hidden History of Monopolies: How Big Business Destroyed the American Dream

Airs at: Mon, 08/24/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
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  Author Thom Hartman spoke with KBOO's Althea Billings about his new book The Hidden History of Monopolies: How Big Business Destroyed the American Dream which launches virtually on August 25th with Powells. The book covers how American monopolies dominate, control, and c... Read more