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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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Marine life sculptures showcase the plastic waste found on Oregon beaches, inspire change

Airs at: Thu, 12/12/2019 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Artist Angela Pozzi's animal sculptures are as striking as they are colorful. Come a little closer though, and the skin of a shark or polar bear comes into focus. The sculptures are made of trash. Not just any trash either, trash collected from Oregon beaches by Pozzi's ... Read more

Creating livable communities for all ages, with age-inclusive advocate Gil Penalosa

Airs at: Tue, 12/10/2019 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Monday's Age-Friendly Oregon Summit saw lawmakers and advocates come together to discuss how cities can be made more livable for the older generation. This includes the safety of walking, biking, public transportation, and the accessibility of parks for people of all age... Read more

These Boys and Their Fathers by Don Waters

Airs at: Mon, 12/09/2019 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
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Our In Depth guest today is Don Waters, Portland-based author of the new memoir These Boys and Their Fathers, from University of Iowa Press. In addition to the new book, Don’s work includes the novel Sunland, and two story collections -- The Saints of Rattlesnake Mountain a... Read more

Campaign finance regulation inspires upcoming forum

Airs at: Mon, 12/02/2019 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Oregon is one of the only states where electoral campaigns are not subjected to contribution or expenditure limits. Though money is certainly necessary to run a campaign, many voters and political scientists alike advocate for limits on how much one person or group can g... Read more

Oregon's millionaires are increasing: We explore why

Airs at: Tue, 11/26/2019 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Oregon, the land of millionaires. New research shows the rate of people with million dollar incomes is growing in Oregon faster than any other state, with Washington close behind.  KBOO's Annette Newell talks to Juan Carlos Ordonez with the Oregon Center for Public Poli... Read more

Rep. Blumenauer urges large scale action on Climate Emergency Resolution

Airs at: Mon, 11/25/2019 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Climate change, Climate crisis, Climate emergency. This month, more than 11 thousand scientists joined in a declaration co-written by William Ripple, a professor of ecology at Oregon State University declaring a climate emergency. Estimates of the point of no return for... Read more

Chilean protests continue, crackdowns intensify

Airs at: Thu, 11/21/2019 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Civil unrest in Chile has continued for over a month now, originally in repsonse to a hike in subway fares. Now, the protests are widespread, centering on political and economic inequities experienced in Chile. Human rights abuses have proliferated without consequence.  ... Read more

Couples therapist and author Jan Dworkin advocates a multi-dimensional look at intimate relationships

Airs at: Mon, 11/18/2019 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
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  How do you "Make Love Better"? Perhaps it's a question you've considered. Couples therapist and author Jan Dworkin PhD tackles such a question in her new book of the same name. Divided into three sections, Dworkin considers the relationship with the self, the relationshi... Read more

Vietnam Navy veterans impacted by Agent Orange still live without healthcare

Airs at: Thu, 11/14/2019 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
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  During the Vietnam War, the military sprayed the forests of Vietnam with Agent Orange, a toxic herbicide and defoliant, intended to destroy the ability of rural populations to support themselves.  The process has had enormous health impacts since, on both Vietnamese peop... Read more

Portland native Christine Kramar leads push for Medicare for All

Airs at: Tue, 11/12/2019 at 6:00pm
Produced for News In Depth, Evening News
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  In looking at the 2020 presidential election, it can be difficult to choose a candidate in a crowded field. For Portland native Christine Kramar, the candidate is less important than the policy. Kramar is organizing a Medicare for All Delegate Network to attend the Dem... Read more