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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

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'OPB Politics Now': Corporate Tax Reform Dies In Salem

OPB | June 23, 2017 9:45 a.m.

As a deadline looms to close a $1.4 billion budget gap, Oregon Democrats are abandoning efforts to increase corporate tax revenue. 

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

Public Records Advocate | Non-Binary Gender ID | First Female Portland Police Chief On PPB

OPB | June 21, 2017 noon

We hear about a state bill to create a public records advocate, a new non-binary gender option on OR driver's licenses, and the search for a new Portland police chief from the nation's first female chief.

News | Politics

'OPB Politics Now': Former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber Is Cleared

OPB | June 19, 2017 10:37 a.m.

The federal investigation into former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has concluded with no criminal charges.

Nation | News | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Mental Illness And The Legal System | An Oregon Tech Story

OPB | June 16, 2017 noon

Our rotating panel of smart news watchers discusses some of the big stories this week. How do people with mental illness fare in the courts? And Oregon Institute of Technology student Autumn Breeze Engh shares her unusual path to graduation.

Nation | News | Politics

'OPB Politics Now': A Busy Week For Oregon Senators

OPB | June 15, 2017 1:33 p.m.

Both of Oregon's senators found themselves in the national spotlight this week. 

Nation | News | Think Out Loud

Class of 2025: Fourth Grade

OPB | June 5, 2017 noon

We hear from parents, kids, and teachers involved in OPB’s Class of 2025 project.

local | Nation | News | Politics

'OPB Politics Now': Political Aftermath Of The Portland Train Stabbing

OPB | June 2, 2017 8:51 a.m. | Portland

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s response to the stabbings on the MAX train brought up some serious questions about free speech vs. hate speech.

local | News | Books | Think Out Loud

Reacting To This Weekend's Violent Attack | Remembering Brian Doyle

OPB | May 30, 2017 noon

We talk about the what this weekend's attacks mean for Portland. And we remember Oregon author Brian Doyle, who died on Saturday.

local | Politics

'OPB Politics Now': Ultimatums For Portland Water Bureau, Washington Legislature

OPB | May 26, 2017 10:45 a.m.

Portland can no longer avoid treating its water for a deadly parasite and the Washington Legislature is in overtime as a government shutdown looms in the not-so-distant future.

Nation | News | Think Out Loud

WA Legislature | Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler | General Hospital | Open Iftar

OPB | May 25, 2017 noon

Lawmakers in Washington State are struggling to agree on a budget by deadline. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler reacts to Pres. Trumps budget. We hear from a local doctor has an issue with a soap opera, and about an effort to bring Muslims and non-Muslims together.

Think Out Loud

Small Earthquakes | Portland's Resistance On Police Chief Search | Living With Cancer

OPB | May 24, 2017 noon

Oregon and Washington is at risk for earthquakes smaller than "the Big One." Also, we continue our series on what Portland should look for in a new police chief. And author Teva Harrison tells us what it's like to live with cancer.

Nation | News | Arts | Think Out Loud

Portland Water | Medicaid Eligibility | Race And Casting | Architect John Yeon

OPB | May 23, 2017 noon

Oregon may be spending millions on people who are not eligible for Medicaid benefits. A Portland producer was denied the rights to a play, in a dispute over casting and race. And a new exhibit features Oregon architect John Yeon.

Think Out Loud

Josephine County Public Safety | Portland Police Search | Author Blake Nelson

OPB | May 22, 2017 noon

Voters in Josephine County finally passed a public safety levy. Also, we continue our series of conversations about Portland's next police chief. And we talk to local author Blake Nelson.

local | News | Politics

'OPB Politics Now': A Tale Of 2 Revenue Forecasts

OPB | May 18, 2017 3:37 p.m.

We talk about what motivated voters who weighed in on school bonds across Oregon, and why lawmakers have such different interpretations of the quarterly revenue forecast.

local | News | Politics | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Chronic Disease | Resistance GIS

OPB | May 19, 2017 noon

Our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest stories of the week. We also find out what Oregon is doing to address high rates of chronic disease, and we hear how activists are using geographic data.

Nation | News | Think Out Loud

REBROADCAST: The Lives Of Teachers

OPB | May 18, 2017 noon

We spend the hour learning about the lives of two Oregon teachers.

local | Business | News

Oregon Economic Forecast Includes Marijuana Projections For The First Time

OPB | May 16, 2017 6 p.m.

The Oregon Office of Economic Analysis projects and upward trend for recreational marijuana sales. 

Think Out Loud

Oregon Budget | Douglas County Homelessness | Lidia Yuknavitch

OPB | May 16, 2017 noon

On the show today: The latest Oregon economic forecast, a new novel by Lidia Yuknavitch, and an overview of the homeless situation in Douglas County.

Think Out Loud

'American Patriot' Documentary | Rural Medicine | Portland Mayor

OPB | May 15, 2017 noon

We hear about a new documentary on the Bundy family, how lawmakers are trying to incentivize medical professionals to practice in rural areas, and Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler's approaches to homelessness and the search for a new police chief.

local | Politics | News | NW Life

'OPB Politics Now': Tolls And Trees, Also Pie

OPB | May 12, 2017 1 p.m.

We dig into to the details of the much-anticipated transportation package, hear why the Elliott State Forest won't be sold after all and find out what the official state pie could be.