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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 is the creator and host of the public radio show and podcast Rendered. Previously, Julie worked as the staff writer for Just Out. She has reported for Willamette Week, and her radio work has appeared on The Splendid Table, NPR and 99% Invisible. She also served as podcast producer for Bitch Magazine.

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 | Nation | Politics | Election | Election 2016

OPB Politics Now: Trump Salad At The RNC

OPB | July 21, 2016 11:30 p.m. | Cleveland

Think Out Loud Host Dave Miller and OPB's Political Reporter Jeff Mapes look at Donald Trump's acceptance speech in Cleveland through a Northwest lens.

News | Politics | Election 2016

Meet Some Of The People Working At The RNC

OPB | July 21, 2016 4:15 p.m. | Cleveland

Julie Sabatier of OPB's Think Out Loud met with some workers at the 2016 Republican National Convention.

News | local | Think Out Loud

RNC Wrap Up | News Roundtable | Portland Biennial

OPB | July 22, 2016 noon

Our team in Cleveland wrap up the RNC and our news roundtable discusses some of the biggest stories of the week. Then we hear about the 2016 Portland Biennial art show.

News | local | Nation | Politics | Election | Election 2016

OPB Politics Now: Cruz, Pence And Breakfast With Brownback At The RNC

OPB | July 20, 2016 10:30 p.m.

Think Out Loud Host Dave Miller and OPB's Senior Political Reporter Jeff Mapes react to speeches at the GOP Convention and highlight some Oregon connections to this national event.

News | Arts | local | Politics | Think Out Loud

RNC Workers | Protesters At The RNC | Vancouver Anti-Gang Program

OPB | July 21, 2016 noon

We'll hear from some of vendors and workers at the RNC, and then get a rundown of who's been protesting at the RNC. We then turn our attention to gang violence prevention in Vancouver.

News | local | Nation | Politics | Election | Think Out Loud

Oregon's Lone Republican Congressman Says Party's Core Principles Remain The Same

OPB | July 19, 2016 midnight | Cleveland

Oregon Republican Rep. Greg Walden predicts the GOP will win the House, despite Trump's polarizing campaign.

local | Think Out Loud

Oregon GOP Chair | Young Republican | Malheur Pretrial | Clark County Board

OPB | July 20, 2016 noon

We talk to the chair of the Oregon GOP and a young Republican at the RNC. Then, it's pretrial hearings for the Malheur refuge occupiers and the latest on political drama in Clark County.

News | local | Nation | Politics | Election | Election 2016

OPB Politics Now: Public Lands, Roll Call And More At The RNC

OPB | July 19, 2016 10:15 p.m. | Cleveland

From Cleveland's Progressive Field, Think Out Loud Host Dave Miller and OPB's Senior Political Reporter Jeff Mapes discuss some highlights from Day 2 of the Republican National Convention.

News | local | Nation | Politics | Election | Election 2016

OPB Politics Now: Floor Skirmish, Melania And More At The RNC

OPB | July 18, 2016 8:08 p.m. | Cleveland

Think Out Loud Host Dave Miller and OPB's Senior Political Reporter Jeff Mapes rehash some of the highlights from the first day of the Republican Convention in Cleveland.

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Rep. Greg Walden | NPR Editor At The RNC | A Graphic Novel About War

OPB | July 19, 2016 noon

Oregon's only Republican member of Congress joins us during the second day of the RNC. We get some convention analysis from NPR political editor Domenico Montanaro. And we talk to a Corvallis native whose new graphic novel reflects his experiences as a Marine in Iraq.

Communities | Think Out Loud

Oregon Insurer Shuts Down | RNC Day 1

OPB | July 18, 2016 noon

Twenty thousand Oregonians will have to find new insurance plans when Oregon's Health CO-OP shuts down at the end of the month. Plus, our first day of coverage from the Republican National Convention.

News | local | Nation | Politics | Election | Election 2016

OPB Politics Now: Let The Republican Convention Begin

OPB | July 18, 2016 5:21 a.m. | Cleveland

Think Out Loud Host Dave Miller and Senior Political Reporter Jeff Mapes sit down for a quick chat in Cleveland the night before the Republican Convention begins.

News | local | Nation | Politics | Election | Election 2016

OPB Politics Now: Fighting Corporate Taxes, GOP Convention Preview

OPB | July 15, 2016 9:38 a.m.

Opponents of a corporate tax measure in Oregon are raising big money to defeat it this fall. And OPB is headed to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. We have your primer.

Think Out Loud

Blueberries Are Big | PPS Civil Rights Complaint | RNC Preview

OPB | July 11, 2016 noon

The Oregon blueberry harvest this year may be record-breaking. Also, a Portland Public School Board member has accused the district of bias, and we preview the Republican National Convention starting next week.

News | local | Nation | Politics | Election | Election 2016

OPB Politics Now: Dallas Repercussions, VP Rumors, And More

OPB | July 7, 2016 2:49 p.m. | Portland

We’ll discuss the local repercussions of police shootings in Minnesota and Louisiana and the deaths of five police officers in Dallas Thursday.

News | local | NW Life | Think Out Loud

Opting Out Of Standardized Tests | Memory & The Brain | Russian Artist

OPB | July 6, 2016 noon

Broadcasting from KLCC in Eugene with a school board chair who is encouraging parents to opt their kids out of standardized tests, a University of Oregon professor working on recreating people’s memories of faces from patterns of brain activity, and Russian-born artist Olga Volchkova, who has a unique take on religious iconography.

News | local | Politics | Election | Election 2016

OPB Politics Now: Retirement And Ballot Measures Galore

OPB | June 30, 2016 12:19 p.m. | Portland

Retirement is the new resignation among local public officials. A Supreme Court ruling could affect John Kitzhaber. Oregon ballot measures take aim at the Democratic establishment.

Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Exploring Roots Of Friendship In Yoncalla

OPB | July 1, 2016 noon

We analyze some of the biggest stories of the week with our rotating panel of news watchers. Then we meet two friends from Yoncalla who found their friendship ran deeper than they imagined.

News | NW Life | Think Out Loud

Firefighters Under Fire | Your Brain On Music | Harney County Election | Immigration Lawsuit

OPB | June 29, 2016 noon

Harney County Judge Steve Grasty survived a recall election, a class action lawsuit on behalf of unaccompanied immigrant minors moves forward, firefighters in Southern Oregon are under attack for enforcing laws, and OHSU neuroscientist explains the connections between the brain and music.

News | Think Out Loud

New Police Chief | Student Debt | Mobile Home Life | New Gun Owner

OPB | June 28, 2016 noon

Portland's new police chief joins us. We also discuss suffocating student debt loads, and hear from a resident of one of Portland's last mobile home parks. And we hear from a woman who just bought a gun for self protection.