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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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Board of Directors Candidate Forum

Airs at: Thu, 09/16/2021 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
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  KBOO's annual elections for our Board of Directors is here. Listen to the candidate forum hosted by former KBOO Board member Gene Bradley by streaming the audio below. Hear from candidates Ashley Matthews, Todd Kimball, and Charles Shambry about why they want to be elect... Read more

KBOO News in Depth: International Day of Democracy Retrospective

Airs at: Wed, 09/15/2021 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
  Our show tackles local, national and international issues through in depth interviews, and on this episode we’ll be taking a look back at some of our coverage of democratic struggles most closely tied to our community in Oregon and Southwest Washington. The coronavirus ... Read more

News in Depth: Special for International Day of Democracy

Airs at: Wed, 09/15/2021 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
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9/11 victim families still looking for justice 20 years later

Airs at: Mon, 09/13/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Family members of those killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks are still fighting to get some kind of justice for their loved ones. Kristen Breitweiser is an attorney and a co-founder of September 11th Advocates. She recently wrote the piece "My Husband Died on 9/11: I Am ... Read more

Morena Party holds direct action at Mexican Consulate in Woodburn

Airs at: Tue, 09/07/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Farmworkers from Mexico and other parts of Central America gathered at the Mexican consulate in Woodburn, Oregon on Saturday. The crowd met representatives from Mexico’s Morena Party, who arrived at Portland International Airport earlier that day. The party had recently ... Read more

New podcast examines the experiences of American Muslims post 9/11

Airs at: Thu, 09/02/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  2021 marks two decades since 9/11, and the recent exit by American troops from Afghanistan seem to be the end of an era. But the true impact of 9/11 isn't limited to military intervention and occupation.  Rifelion Media, based in Portland, has produced a seven-part podca... Read more

Proposed rules from state environmental quality agency fall short of climate needs, environmental advocates say

Airs at: Mon, 08/30/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Oregonians have been feeling the effects of climate change the past year, whether it was the cold snap, the heatwaves, drought, or the prolonged wildfire season currently raging in the state’s forests. The state’s lead environmental agency, the Department of Environmenta... Read more

Wonderfil startup finds innovative way to tackle consumer plastic waste with dispensers for body care products

Airs at: Wed, 08/25/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Most of us in the Pacific Northwest are familiar with reusable water bottles by now. Trading in other plastic containers however, can be challenging. That’s where a new start up called Wonderfil comes in. They’re not the first to work on refillable systems for shampoo an... Read more

Oregon pension funds are now the largest investment in NSO Group spyware company

Airs at: Mon, 08/16/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Oregon’s Public Employee Retirement System, or PERS, is now the largest shareholder in the NSO Group – an Israeli spyware company. NSO’s software Pegasus has been used by oppressive regimes to hack the phones of fifty-thousand journalists and foreign officials, including... Read more

Wildfire season starts early, but individuals still have time to protect themselves and their homes

Airs at: Tue, 07/13/2021 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Wildfire season in the Pacific Northwest is starting earlier than normal this year. Already, Oregon governor Kate Brown has declared a state of emergency related to wildfires. In southeastern Oregon, the Bootleg fire has spanned 300,000 acres, and fire crews estimate tha... Read more