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

Airs at: Thu, 01/21/2021 at 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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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

Despite lack of crowds, Salem residents weigh in on Presidential Inaguration

Airs at: Thu, 01/21/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Federal law enforcement predicted violence at Oregon's state capitol in Salem Wednesday for Joe Biden's inauguration. However, despite a slew of reporters and law enforcement, the expected crowd failed to materialize. KBOO's Ethan Sandweiss talks with demonstrators and b... Read more

Outbreak at Two Rivers Prison raises concerns about alleged pandemic guideline neglect

Airs at: Wed, 01/20/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  The United States has not done a particularly good job of handling the coronavirus, when compared to other countries. The state of Oregon has faired decently, compared to other states. But adherence to CDC guidelines for stopping the spread of the pandemic is challenging... Read more

ODOC Treatment of Prisoners with Mental Illness

Airs at: Tue, 01/19/2021 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
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Karen James speaks with Tom Stenson, Disability Rights Oregon Deputy Legal Director, about his new report “Four Years Later: Oregon Prison Overhauls Treatment of Inmates with Serious Mental Illness”.  Disability Rights Oregon’s previous report “Behind the 11th Door” reveale... Read more

CARES Act tax cuts for wealthy spur Oregon effort to remove cuts in state tax code

Airs at: Thu, 01/14/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  In December, the U.S. Congress voted to extend the CARES Act. Besides supporting local governments, providing relief for small businesses, and distributing stimulus checks, the CARES Act carries three federal tax cuts for the nation's highest earners. Some in the state l... Read more

Storm Beat author Lori Tobias shares stories from the Oregon Coast

Airs at: Wed, 01/13/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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Our In Depth guest today is Lori Tobias, author of the new memoir Storm Beat: A Journalist Reports from the Oregon Coast, published by Oregon State University Press. Lori has worked in journalism for over 25 years, including time at the Rocky Mountain News as a columnist a... Read more

Tigray Committee of Portland will hold demonstration to end ethnic cleansing in Ethiopia

Airs at: Thu, 01/07/2021 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  In a region of Ethiopia, a war is being waged against the country’s own citizens in the northern region of Tigray. Government forces have attacked the ethnic minority that lives there and driven tens of thousands into neighboring Sudan as refugees since the war began in ... Read more

Interview with Coco Das from Refuse Fascism

Airs at: Wed, 01/06/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for News In Depth, Evening News
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  Today's coup attempt against the Capitol in Washington DC brings into stark focus how fascism has crept through the far-right over the last four years. KBOO's Nat Moon spoke with Coco Das, a member of the National Editorial Board of Refuse Fascism, about how the right ha... Read more

Opposition to Interstate Urban Renewal Area expansion organizes "Postpone the Vote" campaign

Airs at: Mon, 01/04/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  On December 16th, Portland City Council heard testimony from community members urging them not to amend and extend the Interstate Corridor Urban Renewal Area (ICURA). The district covers the area around I-5 in North and Northeast Portland, the majority of Portland’s hist... Read more

News in Depth Special: Impact of Coronavirus Part 2

Airs at: Fri, 01/01/2021 at 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  The KBOO Evening News is off this evening, and instead, we present to you: a look back at some of our favorite News in Depth pieces. Tonight, we will be reflecting on the disparate ways that the coronavirus pandemic has impacted our communities.  First, we hear about th... Read more