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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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Inmate says COVID outbreak at San Quentin Prison came from guards, not transfers

Airs at: Wed, 07/08/2020 at 5:30pm - Thu, 07/09/2020 at 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  There has been a massive outbreak of COVID-19 at the San Quentin Federal Prison in northern California. It has reached all parts of the prison, including death row, where many of the men are older prisoners with underlying health conditions. KBOO's Jenka Soderberg spoke... Read more

Where Beaverton City Council lacks responsiveness to the community, Sunrise picks up the slack with open mic

Airs at: Wed, 07/01/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Protests for racial justice and police reform call on local governments to be on the forefront of change. The protests and their demands have persisted for over a month now. Some city governments are taking the demands more seriously than others. In Beaverton, local act... Read more

Educators line up to show solidarity with Black Lives Matter

Airs at: Mon, 06/29/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  On Friday, June 26, educators and students came together in support of Black Lives Matter. On Stark Street, East County Educators lined up to show their solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. KBOO's Jenka Soderberg was there to hear from educators about their r... Read more

Trump Administration's Navy deal with Saudi Arabia impacts Yemen's humanitarian crisis

Airs at: Mon, 06/29/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Kathy Kelly is co-founder of Voices for Creative Nonviolence and just wrote the piece "Battleground States." She writes: "On Thursday, June 25th, President Trump’s re-election efforts took him to the 'battleground' state of Wisconsin, where he toured the Fincantieri Mari... Read more

The People vs. ICE PDX draw a connection between the fight to defund the police and the fight to abolish ICE

Airs at: Mon, 06/29/2020 at 5:15pm - 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  In the midst of nationwide protests against systemic racism and police brutality, demonstrators with the group the People vs. ICE PDX marched in downtown Portland on Friday June 26th to draw attention to the brutal conditions that immigrant detainees face in Immigrations... Read more

IP 57 wants to prevent political gerrymandering; give redistricting power to independent panel

Airs at: Wed, 06/24/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Every ten years, political district boundaries in the United States are redrawn in accordance with the Census. Changes in population distribution or growth mean that the boundaries of your local legislative district must change too. The politicians elected in November to... Read more

Voices of Protest for Racial Justice, June 19th

Airs at: Tue, 06/23/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  "I might be the next name on the list. Any Black person here could be the next name on the list. My name could be the name you're chanting in these streets. That's a fear I have every single day of my life. Do you?" For over three weeks now, protesters have been coming o... Read more

Portland Emergency Eviction Response takes direct action to protect renters

Airs at: Thu, 06/18/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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State and local leaders have extended the eviction moratorium for residential and retail renters since the COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing. The question of what happens when that moratorium ends is concerning for many advocates. While renters can't be evicted for owing rent no... Read more

Rev. Dr. Maria McDowell encourages faith communities to come to terms with their history in order to support the movement for racial justice

Airs at: Thu, 06/18/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
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  Churches and faith communities have long been places for people to gather, share, and even mobilize in support of common causes. In the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and '60s, churches played a large part in fueling and organizing for change. This is not so differen... Read more

Community control of police challenges the power relationship between police and oppressed communities: a conversation with Max Rameau

Airs at: Wed, 06/17/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  "The problem particularly for Black communities and oppressed communities is that [defunding the police] wouldn't change the fundamental power relationship between our communities and the police, and that's what we really need changed." Protests spurred by the police mu... Read more