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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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Crowd-sourced time capsule project wants to see what you've been doing in your living room

Airs at: Tue, 05/26/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  For many people, the purpose of one's living room has changed during the pandemic. For some, it's become a home office, or a classroom. Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square, sometimes called Portland's living room, is compiling a crowd-sourced time capsule video sharing ... Read more

NE Portland neighbors come together to save a giant Sequioa tree

Airs at: Wed, 05/20/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Neighbors in NE Portland are coming together to try and save a giant Sequoia tree which has been slated for removal. The tree has created foundation damage to a nearby home, but only one homeowner in the area has advocated for it to be cut down. The city cut order is und... Read more

Secretary of State candidate Jamie McLeod-Skinner on a different kind of campaign and maximizing the position

Airs at: Fri, 05/15/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Jamie McLeod-Skinner is a candidate in the Secretary of State Democratic primary. McLeod-Skinner rose to prominence in 2018, when she challenged Republican Representative Greg Walden in the race for Oregon's 2nd Congressional District. She lost, though she came closer th... Read more

Oregon Secretary of State Candidate Interviews

Airs at: Fri, 05/15/2020 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
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Secretary of State candidate Mark Hass on ranked choice voting and the power of the audit division to address climate change

Airs at: Fri, 05/15/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Mark Hass is an Oregon State Senator from District 14 in Washington County. Before his career in public service, Hass worked as a journalist for many years. He is known for being a tax expert in the State Senate, and was the architect of the recent Student Success Act, w... Read more

Inside the impacts of the CDC downgrade of PPE requirements for healthcare workers: a conversation with reporter Elizabeth Shogren

Airs at: Thu, 05/14/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  "Her point was that the Hippocratic Oath does not ask doctors and nurses to commit suicide which was ... what the doctors and nurses were being asked to do by their hospitals." On March 10, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) decided to roll back guideli... Read more

Secretary of State candidate Shemia Fagan on combating voter misinformation and PAC naming controversy

Airs at: Thu, 05/14/2020 at 5:30pm - Fri, 05/15/2020 at 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  The Democratic primary for the May 19th election will feature three candidates for Secretary of State: Jamie McLeod-Skinner, Mark Hass and Shemia Fagan. Fagan is an Oregon native, growing up in Dufur and the Dalles. Currently she serves as a state senator representing Di... Read more

Protecting nursing home residents from the COVID-19 pandemic with AARP Oregon's Ruby Haughton-Pitts

Airs at: Wed, 05/13/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all – our own physical and mental health, our finances, our work and social life, and the well-being of our friends and family. As of this week, Oregon reported over 3000 confirmed and presumed cases of the virus, raising the death toll... Read more

Multnomah County District Attorney Candidate Ethan Knight on decriminalizing homelessness and just treatment for all

Airs at: Tue, 05/12/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  The Multnomah County District Attorney is responsible for prosecuting offenders who violate state law, while upholding a balanced and fair administration of justice. On May 19th, Multnomah County voters will decide the next District Attorney of the county. Ethan Knight ... Read more

Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge candidate Sonia Montalbano highlights crisis of confidence in the legal system

Airs at: Tue, 05/12/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Sonia Montalbano, a candidate for Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Position 12, has been a lawyer in Multnomah County for over 20 years, making a point to deal in many different types of caselaw.  Originally from New York, Montalbano was a first generation college st... Read more