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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: Carolina Pfister

Airs at: Mon, 12/03/2018 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
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All of us can agree on the importance of home in our lives, but what do we mean by “home”? And, once we settle on that home, how do we fit in as part of a larger community? If there’s no community, how do we make one? These are important questions for those who’ve come to t... Read more

KBOO News In Depth: Tammy Lynne Stoner

Airs at: Mon, 11/19/2018 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
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Most of us know the song “Midnight Special” by blues musician Huddie Ledbetter, aka Lead Belly. It’s actually an old tune that Lead Belly learned and made his own, including these lyrics: If you ever go to Houston, boy, you'd better walk right. And you better not squabble,... Read more

KBOO News In Depth: David Hattner

Airs at: Thu, 11/08/2018 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
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Portland is fortunate to have one of the finest youth orchestras in the country – the Portland Youth Philharmonic – which will be opening its 95th season on Saturday, November 10th. Yes, that’s 95 with an exclamation point! A remarkable achievement and a credit to the quali... Read more

KBOO News In Depth: Portland Book Festival

Airs at: Mon, 11/05/2018 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
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The holiday season starts early this year for writers and readers in the Pacific Northwest. The Portland Book Festival, or if you prefer, “the Festival formerly known as Wordstock,” takes place this Saturday, November 10th from 9 in the morning to 6 at night.  This very po... Read more

KBOO News In Depth: Nick T. Devlin

Airs at: Mon, 10/29/2018 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
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Our In Depth guest today is Portland-based composer, writer, director, and producer Nick T. Devlin. Nick has four musicals to his credit: Princess of the Night, Noel, Noel!, Alice Trippin’ Sixes, and Noel! A Celebration of Christmas. And he’s written, scored, directed, and ... Read more

KBOO News In Depth: Cai Emmons

Airs at: Mon, 10/15/2018 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
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There’s a famous quote, attributed to Mark Twain (as most famous quotes are): “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” But what if you wake up one morning, and find that you have the power to actually do something about it? That’s the premise... Read more

KBOO News In Depth: Judith Arcana

Airs at: Mon, 10/08/2018 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
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Our In Depth guest today is Portland-based writer, teacher, and radio host Judith Arcana. Judith’s published work includes poems, stories, essays, and books. She’s a longtime teacher of literature, writing, and women’s studies. And she volunteered as a Jane, a member of the... Read more

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