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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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Business owner pushes back on Division Transit Project due to COVID concerns

Airs at: Thu, 12/03/2020 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Portland businesses of all sizes and specialties are feeling the financial squeeze of the pandemic, pressuring some to close before the new year.  Like many other business owners, Kim Sandvold, the owner of Logik the Salon, off of 50th and Division in SE Portland has bee... Read more

Restaurant owners reflect on the year's challenges while facing down new 'freeze' order

Airs at: Wed, 11/25/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Restaurants and bars have been hit especially hard this year in Oregon due to the ongoing pandemic. KBOO’s Jeffrey Wade spoke with three owners of establishments in the Moreland-Sellwood neighborhood of SE Portland, asking about challenges they faced entering Phase 1 reo... Read more

Petition to demilitarize Portland Police advocates end of military-style training and weapons on the force

Airs at: Tue, 11/24/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for News In Depth, Evening News
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  A local petition to demilitarize the Portland Police has been gaining traction, with signers including veterans groups, faith-based communities and environmental advocates.  KBOO's Ethan Sandweiss spoke with Alison Cole, the petition's administrator about what demilitar... Read more

Senators push for investigation into unpaid labor in rehab centers

Airs at: Mon, 11/23/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Senators Elizabeth Warren and Tammy Baldwin formally requested an investigation from the Government Accountability Office into federally funded rehab programs that use unpaid labor from people seeking addiction treatment.  Reporting done by Reveal showed that at least 30... Read more

Newest COVID surge spikes risk in Oregon prisons

Airs at: Wed, 11/18/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Ray Fox was released from Oregon’s prison system after serving 30 years.  Reports from friends still serving time differ from the Oregon Department of Corrections' (ODOC) claim that it is following CDC guidelines concerning COVID-19.  Adults in custody (AIC) report that ... Read more

Alec Karakatsanis on why abolishing police will change society for the better

Airs at: Mon, 11/16/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Despite pushback from police associations, movements to defund, reimagine and abolish the police have gained traction in 2020. KBOO's Jenka Soderberg spoke with Alec Karakatsanis, the head of the Civil Rights Corps, about why abolishing the police is not an unreasonable ... Read more

Opinion: Biden's cabinet picks should not pander to Mitch McConnell

Airs at: Mon, 11/16/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Max Moran wrote an article for the American Prospect entitled, "The 277 Policies for Which Biden Need Not Ask Permission." He spoke with KBOO's Jenka Soderberg about why President-Elect Biden's cabinet picks shouldn't pander to Mitch McConnell. Read more

Free Lolita: Salish Sea Indigenous and environmental activists team up to free captive orca whale

Airs at: Thu, 11/12/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
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  It’s been 27 years since the movie 'Free Willie' launched an effort to free Keiko, the orca who was the star of the film—from his small tank in Mexico and return him to the wild. But there are many other orcas still in captivity, including one who has been living and per... Read more

Anti-Racism author Kenrya Rankin

Airs at: Thu, 11/12/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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With Joe Biden’s victory in last Tuesday’s presidential election, a new administration takes charge in January, and they’ll be facing some pretty big challenges. Along with COVID-19, climate change, and the battered economy, the unmasking and encouragement of racism and whi... Read more

Making the COVID-19 vaccine could mean the death of half a million sharks, but conservationists say there's another way

Airs at: Tue, 11/10/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for News In Depth, Evening News
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  Conservationists and scientists are now raising the alarm that as many as half a million sharks—many of them endangered—may be slaughtered in order to create a vaccine for COVID-19. However, there are alternatives. Voices for the Animals host and KBOO Reporter Michele Co... Read more