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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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Portland author Dorice Horenstein talks new book and how to make the most of "Moments of the Heart"

Airs at: Thu, 01/16/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Author Dorice Horenstein's new book "Moments of the Heart, four relationships everyone should have to live wholeheartedly," offers counsel on the crucial relationships one needs to maintain.  Horenstein herself is Israeli-American and her work as a Jewish educator and r... Read more

'Blue Dog Bus' owner Meg Vogt starts new 'Rawhide Ranch' for dogs in the city

Airs at: Mon, 01/13/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Dog devotee Meg Vogt is committed to canines in a big way. Known in some parts of the city as "the lady with the blue Dog Bus," Vogt is now working on creating a "Rawhide Ranch,"as a place for people and pets to gather.  More information available at Vogt's Go Fund Me pa... Read more

Exploring the lives of undocumented Oregonians with the Immigrant Story

Airs at: Thu, 01/09/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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   A new exhibit called “DREAMS Deferred” is opening at the Oregon Historical Society, designed to showcase the voices of undocumented immigrants from Mexico and Central America who came to our country as kids or young adults. KBOO's Annette Newell speaks with Sankar Rama... Read more

Police Chief change and what to expect in 2020: a conversation with Portland Copwatch

Airs at: Tue, 01/07/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Former Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw resigned her office at the end of December, taking a job as Philadelphia’s Police Commissioner. Appointed in 2017, she was Portland’s first female African American police chief, and she also be the first African American woman... Read more

Secretary of State candidate Mark Hass on voter misinformation, redistricting and how the office can help those in need

Airs at: Mon, 01/06/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Mark Hass is currently an Oregon State Senator from District 14, in Washington County. Hass is known for being the tax expert in the State Senate, and was architect of the recently passed Student Success Act, which establishes a corporate activity tax to fund grades K th... Read more

A House On Stilts by Paula Becker

Airs at: Mon, 01/06/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for News In Depth, Evening News
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Our In Depth guest today is Paula Becker, author of the new memoir A House on Stilts: Mothering in the Age of Opioid Addiction, from University of Iowa Press. The book tells the story of Paula’s son, Hunter -- raised in a close, supportive, and loving family – who later fa... Read more

Activist Suncere Shakur equips women with non-lethal weapons to combat human trafficking

Airs at: Thu, 01/02/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Suncere Ali Shakur is an activist in Cleveland, Ohio. He runs a free breakfast program for kids, and this December, he created a drive to provide women and girls with non-lethal weaponry in an effort to combat human trafficking and the victimization of women and girls in... Read more

Third Congressional District challenger Albert Lee advocates for economic justice and has the lived experience to back it up

Airs at: Mon, 12/23/2019 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  For 23 years, Oregon’s 3rd Congressional District has been represented by the same man. This election cycle however, Albert Lee is challenging Representative Earl Blumenauer in the 2020 Democratic Primary for Oregon’s 3rd District. Oregon’s 3rd Congressional District co... Read more

Municipal Broadband PDX seeks to make internet a public utility

Airs at: Mon, 12/16/2019 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Internet service providers rank among the lowest in customer satisfaction. But what if internet access worked like a public utility, like electricity or water? That's where Municipal Broadband PDX comes in. They are an advocacy organization pushing for broadband in Port... Read more

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