Ethan Sandweiss

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Ethan Sandweiss

Evening News on 12/28/21

Airs at: Tue, 12/28/2021 at 5:00pm - 5:30pm
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  On this edition of the KBOO Evening News: The Omicron COVID-19 variant spreads in Oregon at unprecedented speed; The C.D.C. reduces quarantine time under corporate pressure; And, in international news, 35 civilians were massacred by Myanmar armed forces.   Read more

Ocean Blue Project pushes beach microplastic removal into the future

Airs at: Mon, 11/08/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Microplastics are, like their name suggests, small, and they can be easy to miss. But they have a big impact on waterways and fisheries. The Ocean Blue Project is a non-profit that works on microplastic clean up projects and recovering them from sandy beaches. It's grown... Read more

Morena Party holds direct action at Mexican Consulate in Woodburn

Airs at: Tue, 09/07/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Farmworkers from Mexico and other parts of Central America gathered at the Mexican consulate in Woodburn, Oregon on Saturday. The crowd met representatives from Mexico’s Morena Party, who arrived at Portland International Airport earlier that day. The party had recently ... Read more

Portland Nabisco workers strike for fair working conditions

Airs at: Tue, 08/24/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
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  Workers at Portland's Nabisco factory kicked off a nationwide strike in response to harsh working conditions, job outsourcing and cuts to benefits from their parent company Mondelez International.  KBOO's Ethan Sandweiss reports on the worker's Saturday strike in Portland. Read more

Oregon pension funds are now the largest investment in NSO Group spyware company

Airs at: Mon, 08/16/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Oregon’s Public Employee Retirement System, or PERS, is now the largest shareholder in the NSO Group – an Israeli spyware company. NSO’s software Pegasus has been used by oppressive regimes to hack the phones of fifty-thousand journalists and foreign officials, including... Read more

Oregon Senate Bill 755 expands on drug decriminalization, protection and treatment options

Airs at: Thu, 07/08/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  A new Oregon law expands protections and treatment options for Oregonians living with drug addiction. Senate Bill 755 goes further to enforce Measure 110, which decriminalized drug possession in the state. Tera Hurst works with the Health Justice Recovery Alliance, a gro... Read more

Ocean Blue Project tackles cleaning the ocean of microplastics

Airs at: Mon, 04/19/2021 at 5:15pm - 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News
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    Ocean Blue Project is an Oregon-based beach cleanup nonprofit working to save the ocean by removing microplastics. Richard Arterbury is the executive director of the Ocean Blue Project. Arterbury joins KBOO's Ethan Sandweiss to discuss the Ocean Blue Project's origin... Read more

Critics worry Medford's new "camping" ban jeopardizes the houseless

Airs at: Thu, 03/25/2021 at 5:15pm
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  The city of Medford, Oregon is considering a new ordinance that would criminalize camping. Medford's homeless worry that if it becomes law, life for them could get even harder. Homelessness advocates Maig Tinnin and Travis "T-Bone" join KBOO's Ethan Sandweiss to discuss... Read more

Proposed bill would limit timber industry influence on Board of Forestry

Airs at: Mon, 03/22/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
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  "Over the last 30 or 40 years, the ownership of Oregon's forests has really shifted. Decisions are made by people who have never set foot on the ground" -Oregon State Senator Jeff Golden Oregon has long been a frontier in the conflict between conservation and the timber... Read more

Bills in Oregon Legislature create opportunity for changing police culture

Airs at: Tue, 03/09/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  A number of bills in the Oregon Legislature this session are aimed at addressing police accountability and changing police culture.  KBOO's Ethan Sandweiss spoke with Maria Cahill, a volunteer from Pacific Northwest Family Circle, a group of Oregon and Washington familes... Read more