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News Director's Blog: Anchors Wanted

  Hello friends of KBOO! Your faithful News Director Althea here.  I am in search of some new folks interested in learning how to anchor the Evening News. Anchoring is a great way to get on-air experience and get your voice out there. Being comfortable on-mic can take you ... Read more

Interfaith Prayer Breakfast Tomorrow in Opposition to Measure 106

Airs at: Tue, 10/16/2018 at 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News
  COALITION OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS, BUSINESSES, AND FAITH LEADERS JOINED BY ELECTED OFFICIALS TO OPPOSE CUTS TO ABORTION FUNDING Tomorrow, a prayer breakfast will be held as part of the campaign against Measure 106. Oregon has long been on the pro-choice side of the ab... Read more

On the Ground with Mutual Aid Disaster Relief in North Carolina

Airs at: Wed, 10/10/2018 at 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News
  RESIDENTS STILL DEALING WITH AFTERMATH OF FLORENCE AS MICHAEL APPROACHES   Even as Hurricane Michael promises to inundate the eastern seaboard, residents in parts of North Carolina continue to struggle with the aftermath of Hurricane Florence last month. KBOO reporter ... Read more

Looking Ahead to the Portland Psychedelic Conference

Airs at: Mon, 09/24/2018 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News
    The First Annual Portland Psychedelic Conference is coming up on October 27th, at the Alberta Abbey in Northeast Portland. KBOO reporter Sam Bouman sat down today with an organizer and two of the speakers who will be at the conference to find out more. Doctor Alissa ... Read more

The Day to Day Fight to Reduce Chronic Absenteeism in Oregon

Airs at: Thu, 09/20/2018 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News
  The State of Oregon is partnering with school districts and education service districts across the state to reduce chronic student absenteeism. Chronic Absenteeism is different from traditional concepts like truancy or delinquency, and aims to capture all absences from a... Read more

What Is the Feet to the Fire Campaign?

Airs at: Wed, 09/19/2018 at 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Produced for Evening News
    In the wake of the recent release of the autopsy report for Jason Washington, a 45-year-old man shot dead by PSU police officers in June, the seeming futility of seeking justice for police violence is again in Portland's public eye. The autopsy report comes just six d... Read more

The View from Base Camp

Airs at: Fri, 09/14/2018 at 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Produced for Evening News
    One Portland organization is using a little known environmental law to fight logging around Mt. Hood. Earlier this month, 175 volunteers with the non-profit Bark camped out in the newest proposed timber sale in Mt. Hood National Forest as part of their annual Summer B... Read more

KBOO Visiting Journalist Natalia Messer Visits the Day of the Dead Celebration in Cornelius

Produced for Evening News
Natalia Messer is a freelance journalist visiting KBOO from Chile, who will be reporting from the Portland area until November 10th. Her most recent work focuses on the struggles of the Mapuche people in Chile, though she has reported from around the world, including German... Read more

Phemenology and KBOO

   Every where I go people are talking about community. Two years ago it seemed an easier concept- one without too many contradictions and one that as individuals we could rally around. Surely, we were fighting for the same things but then if we were fighting, then didn’t t... Read more