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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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School Board candidates who refuse police endorsements offer their vision for the future of education

Airs at: Thu, 05/13/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  For the first time Imagine Black, formerly known as PAALF, a Black-led organization that advocates for racial equity in Oregon, is endorsing candidates who are running for the School Board and Special Districts Election in Oregon.  The nonprofit is endorsing candidates w... Read more

Imagine Black endorses Oregon school board candidates who promise to not accept police endorsements 

Airs at: Wed, 05/12/2021 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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For the first time Imagine Black, formerly known as PAALF, a Black-led organization that advocates for racial equity in Oregon, is endorsing candidates who are running for the School Board and Special Districts Election in Oregon.  The nonprofit is endorsing candidates who ... Read more

350 PDX plans Q&A to push State Treasurer to use power for climate action

Airs at: Tue, 05/04/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Advocates pushing for governments to answer the call to address the impending climate crisis have taken multiple strategies. It’s not just a matter of legislation, it’s also a matter of funding, and one group has their eye towards the State Treasurer. Oregon State Treasu... Read more

Grow Portland provides critical outdoor learning opportunities for schoolkids

Airs at: Wed, 04/21/2021 at 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Earth Day is Thursday, April 22nd, and we’re taking the opportunity to learn more about different avenues for environmental advocacy in our community. KBOO's Althea Billings speaks with Michelle Welton, the Executive Director at Grow Portland, a non-profit that works wit... Read more

Farmers Ending Hunger connects donations from farmers to food banks

Airs at: Tue, 04/20/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Farmers Ending Hunger is a non-profit organization started in 2004 that works toward eliminating hunger in Oregon by connecting farmers, food processors and food banks. The pandemic has increased the need for food bank support as millions have lost work or income because... Read more

Earth Day Oregon connects non-profits and businesses for climate action

Airs at: Wed, 04/14/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Thursday, April 22nd is Earth Day. The importance of the impending climate crisis has individuals and organizations looking for ways to make a difference, and Earth Day can be a catalyst for thinking about the climate future. One organization puts its efforts towards con... Read more

Upcoming panel: "Protecting Mother Earth: The history, legacy, and possibilities as experienced by Native Americans"

Airs at: Mon, 04/12/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  On Wednesday, April 14th at 6 p.m., the Oregon Community Rights Network and the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund are hosting a webinar entitled, “Protecting Mother Earth: The history, legacy and possibilities as experienced by Native Americans.” KBOO's Althea ... Read more

Romance scams on the rise after a year of pandemic, but can be avoided through education

Airs at: Tue, 04/06/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  A year into the pandemic, it would be hard to say that the feeling of loneliness hasn’t entered each of our lives in some way. But it’s not always that it takes a financial toll too. From 2019 to 2020, the reported losses from sweetheart or romance scams increased by 50 ... Read more

Houseless activists speak out against threatened sweep at Laurelhurst Park

Airs at: Mon, 04/05/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
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  For the past week, activists in Portland have gathered at Laurelhurst Park to take a stand in support of the houseless community there after a raid was threatened. These are some of the voices from the press conference that was held by houseless activsts on April 2, 2021... Read more

Mississippi water crisis recovery relies on grassroots efforts, neglected by governor

Airs at: Thu, 03/25/2021 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
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  The winter weather crisis that visibly debilitated Texas had severe negative impacts on Mississippi as well. Similar to Texas, Mississippi was unprepared for severe winter weather, both in infrastructure preparation and on an individual level. A boil water notice was onl... Read more