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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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KBOO News In Depth: Elliot Reed

Airs at: Mon, 09/17/2018 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
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When you think of famous literary adolescents, the characters Huck Finn and Holden Caulfield come immediately to mind. The most recent addition to this distinguished lineage is young William Tyce, growing up near a river in the rural Midwest, without a mother or father. Wi... Read more

KBOO News In Depth: John Larison

Airs at: Mon, 09/10/2018 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
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The western novel is an American literary tradition, and our In Depth guest today, John Larison, has written one of the best ones in recent memory. Whiskey When We’re Dry tells the story of teenaged Jessilyn Harney, who when her father dies in the spring of 1885, dresses up... Read more

KBOO News In Depth: Robert Michael Pyle

Airs at: Mon, 08/27/2018 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
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What do three Magdalenas – a woman, a mountain, and an elusive butterfly – all have in common? That’s part of the mystery in the first novel from award-winning naturalist Robert Michael Pyle: Magdalena Mountain, from Counterpoint Press. Bob grew up in the high country of C... Read more

KBOO News In Depth: Tesla City Stories

Airs at: Mon, 08/20/2018 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
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Today, August 20th, is National Radio Day, a day to celebrate radio, and recognize the importance of our medium. At one time, not too long ago, radio was the nation’s primary channel for news and entertainment. With the advent of newer media, namely TV and the internet, the... Read more

KBOO News In Depth: Julie Whipple

Airs at: Mon, 07/30/2018 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
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This year marks the 40th anniversary of the crash of United Airlines Flight 173, in an empty lot near the corner of Portland’s Northeast 157th Avenue and East Burnside, just about 9 miles from where we are now in our KBOO studios. Our News In Depth guest Julie Whipple not ... Read more

KBOO News In Depth: Vancouver Mall racist attack

Airs at: Mon, 07/23/2018 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
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On May 11, 2018, Mykel Mosley, a black teen, stepped out of the Vancouver Mall and became angry at a large pickup flying a Donald Trump flag. Mosley yelled out an obscenity about Trump. Then three men jumped out of the truck and chased Mosley, eventually spinning him to the... Read more

KBOO News In Depth: Clark Hays and Kathleen McFall

Airs at: Mon, 07/02/2018 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
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What if the notorious outlaws and lovers – Bonnie and Clyde – didn’t die in a hail of gunfire in Lousiana in 1934? That’s the question our KBOO News In Depth guests – Clark Hays and Kathleen McFall – ask, and answer, in their Bonnie and Clyde series of novels. The first boo... Read more

KBOO News In Depth: Steve Poltz

Airs at: Wed, 06/06/2018 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
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If you’d like a break from the whole Rose Festival thing this weekend, globetrotting singer/songwriter Steve Poltz will be in Portland to play the Old Church on Sunday, June 10th. Steve’s been recording and performing solo, just him and a guitar, since 1998. But he started... Read more

News Indepth: Agnieszka Laska Dancers 15th Anniversary

Airs at: Mon, 04/09/2018 at 5:45pm - 6:15pm
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KBOO's Zeloszelos Marchandt talks with Artistic Director Agniewszka Laska Oregon Bird Sketches- an hour long dance theater performance with live music and video.  Read more

KBOO News In Depth: Philip Kenney

Airs at: Mon, 03/12/2018 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
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If you’re a writer, or an artist, or composer. Or really anyone doing something creative, you might have been filled at one time with self doubt. It’s very common for even the most successful artists to feel they’re just not good enough. And this can hamper their creativity... Read more