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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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Fossil Free Energy Coalition Urges Eugene City Council to Divest from Fracked Gas Reliance

Airs at: Thu, 02/11/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for News In Depth, Evening News
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  In 2014, the city of Eugene, Oregon passed a resolution with the primary goals of reducing fossil fuel consumption and lowering greenhouse gas emissions. More than six years later, the city has been unable to meet those goals, and grassroots organizers in Eugene have co... Read more

Most deaths in Oregon Jails were People with Disabilities

Airs at: Mon, 02/08/2021 at 5:30pm
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Karen James speaks with Liz Reetz, a public interest law fellow with Disability Rights Oregon, who just released her new report “Grave Consequences: How the Criminalization of Disability Leads to Deaths in Jail”.  The report revealed that most of the people who died in Oreg... Read more

Most Death in Oregon Jails were People with Disabilities

Airs at: Mon, 02/08/2021 at 5:30pm
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Karen James speaks with Liz Reetz, a public interest law fellow with Disability Rights Oregon, who just released her new report “Grave Consequences: How the Criminalization of Disability Leads to Deaths in Jail”.  The report revealed that most of the people who died in Oreg... Read more

Advances in gastrointestinal cancer treatment heralded this World Cancer Day

Airs at: Thu, 02/04/2021 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  The global pandemic that has lasted nearly a year has brought to light many deficiencies in our healthcare systems in the United States. Today on this "World Cancer Day,"  KBOO's Annette Newell talks to an expert about new tools for gastrointestinal cancer which they cal... Read more

At-home injury risk increases with pandemic requirements to stay home

Airs at: Thu, 02/04/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  As people stay home more in the pandemic, the danger to families is not just the threat of COVID.  Kids are more at risk of injuries and even deaths because of a common type of accident in the home.   KBOO's Annette Newell recently talked to a mother, Alyssa Carlson, who... Read more

Legislators prioritize criminal justice reform and police accountability in 2021 session

Airs at: Tue, 02/02/2021 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for News In Depth, Evening News
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  In the 2021 Oregon Legislative session, criminal justice reform and police accountability are top of mind for many legislators. To learn more, KBOO's Karen James speaks with Senator Lew Frederick who represents North & Northeast Portland in the Oregon Legislature. Senato... Read more

Student leaders choose Ida B. Wells-Barnett as new high school namesake

Airs at: Tue, 02/02/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  The 2020 Black Lives Matter protests sparked calls to rename schools and remove statues of past slave owners. Last week, Ida B. Wells-Barnett was officially chosen as the new namesake for Southwest Portland’s Wilson High School, after a years-long push by students and al... Read more

Author Thom Hartmann on his new book The Hidden History of American Oligarchy: Reclaiming Our Democracy from the Ruling Class

Airs at: Mon, 02/01/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
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  The United States was born in a struggle against the oligarchs of the British aristocracy, and ever since then the history of America has been one of dynamic tension between democracy and oligarchy. And much like the shock of the 1929 crash woke America up to glaring ine... Read more

Invoking Defense Production Act for COVID crisis could save money, expedite vaccinations

Airs at: Thu, 01/28/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  The United States’ approach to tackling the coronavirus crisis is changing now that the Biden administration has taken office. They’ve announced a 100 day mask challenge, and are in the process of pushing Congress to pass more stimulus relief. The challenge of the pandem... Read more

CAIR Oregon calls on Clackamas Cty. Commissioner Mark Shull to resign for islamophobic Facebook comments

Airs at: Thu, 01/21/2021 at 5:45pm
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  Clackamas County Commissioner Mark Shull is facing calls to resign based on islamophobic, transphobic, racist and bigoted statements he made on Facebook in the past year. The Council on American Islamic Relations Oregon Branch (CAIR) is among those pressing Shull to resi... Read more