News In Depth

KBOO response to COVID19
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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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Local musicians go online for Alberta Rose Theatre's Portland Music Stream series

Airs at: Thu, 04/02/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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The coronavirus pandemic has hit our local musicians and music venues here in Portland especially hard. And, as with many of us, they’re adapting to the demands of social distancing, and staying home, by going online. That’s the reason for the new Portland Music Stream seri... Read more

Global pandemic does not slow escalating tensions between the U.S. and Venezuela

Airs at: Thu, 04/02/2020 at 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  While coronavirus is spreading across the world and worsening in the United States, President Trump took time from his Wednesday briefing to focus on Venezuela and its role in the coronavirus outbreak, as well as its response within its own borders. The administration al... Read more

Peer-Run Harm Reduction Group Continues Outreach to Houseless Portlanders

Airs at: Wed, 04/01/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
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  Portland People's Outreach Project (PPOP) are a peer-run organization that provides a needle exchange and other harm-reduction services for Portland's houseless community. They are volunteers on the front lines of not just the struggle against our inequitable economic sy... Read more

Managing stress and health alike is important during the pandemic

Airs at: Wed, 04/01/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Pandemic stress is impacting everyone differntly, but the uncertainty in the future while under a stay home order can be tough to manage. Whether its financial stress, health stress, cabin fever, or being separated from loved ones, social distancing in the face of an unk... Read more

Humanitarian organization Mercy Corps Northwest continues work remotely

Airs at: Tue, 03/31/2020 at 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  Coronavirus has hit hard around the globe, and Mercy Corps is there to help. The humanitarian organization works to alleviate poverty and suffering aroung the world, including in the Pacific Northwest. Recently, Mercy Corps local stores of personal protective equipment, ... Read more

Coronavirus' political implications include threats to turnout and institutional trust alike

Airs at: Mon, 03/30/2020 at 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Coronavirus has turned daily life upside down for most people, and its impact on elections and government has been just as dramatic. Many states have moved back their primary dates, changing the course of the Democratic presidential prinary. Governments at all levels, st... Read more

Stop the Sweeps PDX calls for sweep moratorium and increased resources for houseless community amid outbreak

Airs at: Thu, 03/26/2020 at 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  One majorly vulnerable population in Portland – those living on the streets– have been left without a clear plan to weather this pandemic. The Stop the Sweeps Coalition in Portland has called for a moratorium on sweeps, as well as the placement of 150 handwashing station... Read more

The results of social distancing: increased reliance on online communication and risks to data privacy

Airs at: Thu, 03/26/2020 at 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  As every level of government leverages its powers to slow the spread of COVID-19 and save lives, this includes some efforts that cause concerns among online privacy advocates and social justice advocates. For example, there are reports of increased surveillance and GPS t... Read more

An inside look at prison life during the threat of COVID-19

Airs at: Thu, 03/26/2020 at 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  With 2.3 million people imprisoned in the United States, the impact of COVID-19 in the nations could be dire, as prisons are often overcrowded and unsanitary.  Experts say the U.S. is roughly 10 days behind Italy in the progression of the outbreak, and as such, it is ... Read more

Economist Dean Baker on the Republican attempt to create a corporate slush fund in response to COVID19

Airs at: Mon, 03/23/2020 at 5:45pm
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  As federal lawmakers approach a deal on a COVID-19 relief package, a $500 billion slush fund that could benefit President Trump and his family. Dean Baker is co-founder and senior economist with the Center for Economic and Policy Research and just co-wrote the piece "Yes... Read more