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Julie Sabatier


Julie Sabatier is a producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting's daily talk show, Think Out Loud.

Julie joined the Think Out Loud team in 2008. She was also the creator and host of the public radio show and podcast Rendered until the show retired in 2015.  Julie previously worked as the staff writer for Just Out, reported for Willamette Week, served as podcast producer for Bitch Magazine, and produced stories for The Splendid Table, NPR and 99% Invisible.

Julie graduated from Oberlin College with a bachelor’s degree in English. She grew up in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Recent Articles

News | Election | Politics | Election 2016

OPB Politics Now: M97 Ads And Why Trump's Only Oregon Staffer Left The State

OPB | Sept. 29, 2016 3 p.m.

The podcast will discuss why Donald Trump's lone paid staffer in Oregon is leaving for Michigan and what that says about where the presidential race stands here.

News | Nation | Think Out Loud

Eudaly-Novick Debate | Law Enforcement and Homelessness In Eugene

OPB | Sept. 29, 2016 noon

We hear from the candidates running for Portland City Commissioner position 4. Then we hear about the law enforcement response to homelessness in Eugene.

News | Think Out Loud

Susan Faludi On Gender, Jewish Identity, And Her Trans Father

OPB | Sept. 28, 2016 noon

Journalist and author Susan Faludi's new book, "In The Darkroom," chronicles her reunion with her estranged father, who transitioned from male to female at age 76.

News | Election | Politics | local | Election 2016

OPB Politics Now: In-Depth Look At Bud Pierce, Plus Merkley Grills Stumpf

OPB | Sept. 23, 2016 9:01 a.m. | Portland

We talk about Oregon Republican candidate for governor Bud Pierce — what he’s like as a person, as a first-time politician, and why he says he’s no longer supporting Donald Trump.

News | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Report On Women In Oregon | American Dream: Portland Retiree

OPB | Sept. 23, 2016 noon

Our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest stories of the week. Also, we continue our American Dream series, and we hear about a new report about the state of women in Oregon.

News | Think Out Loud

Cascade Locks Bottling Update | Homework Or No Homework | PETA's Ingrid Newkirk

OPB | Sept. 22, 2016 noon

We talk to an elementary school principal who has changed the school policy on homework. And we hear from the co-founder of PETA.

News | NW Life | local | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Sandwich Invitational

OPB | Sept. 16, 2016 noon

We cover some of the biggest stories of the week on our news roundtable, and we hear from competitors at the Sandwich Invitational at Feast Portland.

News | Politics | local | Think Out Loud

Portland Police 48 Hour Rule Agreement | Millennials In Parks | Republicans Talk Trump

OPB | Sept. 15, 2016 noon

We chat with millennials enjoying the outdoors and Republicans weighing their response to Trump. Also, Portland's mayor joins us for a conversation about what a new police union contract could do for the city.

OPB Politics Now: School Funding, Goat Yoga, New Oregon Voters Poll And More

OPB | Sept. 8, 2016 3:48 p.m.

This week we look at new polling on the races for president and governor in Oregon, hear why Portland voters won't decide on a school funding bond this year and learn all about goat yoga.

News | Politics | Books | local | NW Life | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Eve Of A Hundred Midnights

OPB | Sept. 9, 2016 noon

Our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest stories of the week, and we hear from Bill Lascher about his book "Eve of a Hundred Midnights," chronicling the lives of two foreign correspondents during World War II.

News | Politics | Election 2016

OPB Politics Now: Homelessness Policy, Campaign Finance And More

OPB | Sept. 1, 2016 12:15 p.m.

This week we discuss Donald Trump's recent visit to Washington state and dig into the policies designed to address the increasingly difficult homelessness problem in Portland. Plus, just who is donating to presidential and gubernatorial campaigns in Oregon?

News | NW Life | local | Think Out Loud

Ranked Choice Voting | Water Scarcity | Suicide Prevention

OPB | Sept. 1, 2016 noon

A new series in The Oregonian explores groundwater issues in eastern Oregon; a student wellness director from Blue Mountain Community College addresses the high rate of suicide in Kenya; and Benton County takes up the issue of ranked choice voting.

News | Think Out Loud

Springwater Corridor Sweeps | UO Architecture Win | How To Raise Boys

OPB | Aug. 31, 2016 noon

We talk about Springwater Corridor sweeps, UO award winning architecture and how to raise young men right.

Economy | Business | News | Think Out Loud

Talking Business | Airbnb Data | Marijuana Expungement

OPB | Aug. 30, 2016 noon

Oregonian/OregonLive's Jeff Manning fills us in on the latest regional business news. We also dig into some hard numbers about Portland's use of Airbnb, and find out who's getting their marijuana convictions expunged.

News | NW Life | local | Nation | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Life At Portland's Newest Homeless Shelter

OPB | Aug. 26, 2016 noon

We discuss some of the biggest news stories of the week, and we find out what life is like at Portland's newest homeless shelter.

News | Election | Politics | local | Election 2016

OPB Politics Now: Trump Skips Oregon, Citizen Panel Endorses M97, And More

OPB | Aug. 25, 2016 12:16 p.m.

Host Geoff Norcross is joined by OPB senior political reporter Jeff Mapes, state political reporter Chris Lehman, and news director Anna Griffin.

News | NW Life | local | Think Out Loud

Crazy Snake Worm | Tule Lake Pilgrimage

OPB | Aug. 22, 2016 noon

An entomologist tells us about an invasive species of earthworm. And we hear voices from the Tule Lake Pilgrimage, the biannual gathering remembering the experiences of the Japanese internment camp on the edge of Oregon.

News | Election | Politics | local | Election 2016

OPB Politics Now: Presidential Race In Oregon, Rural Recalls And Alleged Election Violations

OPB | Aug. 18, 2016 2:10 p.m.

It's no secret many Oregon Republicans are uneasy about Donald Trump. Multiple rural Oregon communities held recall votes this week. Some allege violations in ballot measure campaigns.

Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Native American Trade Routes | Olympic Politics

OPB | Aug. 19, 2016 noon

Our news roundtable takes up the biggest stories of the week. Plus, we learn about early Native American trade routes and get an update from Rio on the behind-the-scenes politics of the Olympics.

News | History | NW Life | Think Out Loud

People Of Color In The Cannabis Industry | Eugene's Racist History | Comic City, USA

OPB | Aug. 23, 2016 noon

We discuss the challenges facing people of color who want to get involved in business opportunities in the pot industry. A University of Washington professor fills us in on Eugene's racist past. And we'll hear about the new comics exhibit at the Oregon Historical Society.