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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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KBOO News In Depth: Huw Edwards and David Hattner

Airs at: Mon, 04/16/2018 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
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As many of you may know, KBOO is celebrating its 50th birthday this year. But there’s another local cultural institution that’s been around almost twice as long. The Portland Youth Philharmonic, locally grown since 1924, is now in its 94th season. And you have one more chan... Read more

News Indepth: Agnieszka Laska Dancers 15th Anniversary

Airs at: Mon, 04/09/2018 at 5:45pm - 6:15pm
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Oregon Bird Sketches- an hour long dance theater performance with live music and video.  Read more

KBOO News In Depth: Philip Kenney

Airs at: Mon, 03/12/2018 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
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If you’re a writer, or an artist, or composer. Or really anyone doing something creative, you might have been filled at one time with self doubt. It’s very common for even the most successful artists to feel they’re just not good enough. And this can hamper their creativity... Read more

KBOO News In Depth: Suzy Vitello

Airs at: Mon, 03/05/2018 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
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Suzy Vitello is the coordinator, and one of the founders, of a long-running writing workshop that has its roots in Tom Spanbauer’s Dangerous Writing seminar. Suzy’s workshop colleagues include a who’s who of authors, including Chuck Palahniuk, Cheryl Strayed, Chelsea Cain, ... Read more

KBOO News In Depth: Andrew Still and Brian Campbell on Crop Diversity

Airs at: Mon, 02/26/2018 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
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A few weeks ago, we had Dr. Neeraja Havaligi in the KBOO studios to talk about crop diversity. Neeraja is currently teaching a class on that topic at the Portland Underground Grad School (aka PUGS). Crop diversity is an important subject, and one that might be critical to ... Read more

KBOO News In Depth: David Hattner and Amy Borden

Airs at: Tue, 01/23/2018 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
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The Passion of Joan of Arc is one of the most celebrated silent films ever made. The original version, released in 1928, was thought to be lost after a fire destroyed the master negative. That is, until 1981, when director Carl Dreyer’s original cut was discovered in Oslo, ... Read more

KBOO News In Depth: Steve Poltz

Airs at: Tue, 01/16/2018 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
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Steve Poltz is an amazing singer-songwriter with an international following. He’s been recording and performing solo, just him and a guitar, since 1998. But he started out as a founding member of the indie-rock band, The Rugburns, back in San Diego in the 1980s. Steve has ... Read more

KBOO News In Depth: Nichole Graf and Liz Crain

Airs at: Mon, 01/08/2018 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
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  Despite the latest efforts by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who by the way is facing his own considerable legal problems, marijuana is available by law in about 60 percent of the U.S. Recreational cannabis is legal in eight states, with California the latest addition ... Read more

KBOO News In Depth: David Hattner of the Portland Youth Philharmonic

Airs at: Mon, 12/18/2017 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
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It’s the holiday season, a time when most of us look forward to the traditional music and concerts that help put us in a reflective and joyful mood. One such tradition is the Portland Youth Philharmonic’s annual Concert-at-Christmas, which this year takes place Tuesday, De... Read more

KBOO News in Depth: Kids Jailed & Neglected at NORCOR

Airs at: Tue, 12/12/2017 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
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Oregon’s child incarceration rate is one of the worst in the country. Not only do we incarcerate far too many youth, we confine them in unlicensed and unregulated detention centers. There is no state or local agency charged with enforcing safe and humane conditions for yout... Read more