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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

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.

News | Arts | Nation | 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.

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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.

News | local | 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.

News | local | 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.

News | Nation | 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.

News | local | Business

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. 

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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.

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'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.

News | Politics | local | 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. 

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Sen. Ron Wyden | News Roundtable | Colombia Photos

OPB | May 11, 2017 noon

Sen. Ron Wyden discusses the firing of the FBI director. Our news roundtable takes up the biggest news of the week. And a local photographer shares his experiences in Colombia documenting the demobilization of guerilla fighters there.

News | Nation | Think Out Loud

Education On The Ballot | Airplane Living

OPB | May 10, 2017 noon

We visit Bruce Campbell, who has made a home inside an airplane outside of Hillsboro. And we'll learn about the education issues on the Portland ballot for next week's election.

local | Think Out Loud

Hanford Emergency | Talking Business | Egyptian-American Playwright | New Oregon Tax Plan

OPB | May 9, 2017 noon | Portland

A new play about an immigrant couple premiers from an Egyptian-American playwright, a response to yesterday's interview about the Oregon Democrats' tax plan, and an update on regional business news.

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Independence For The Portland City Auditor | Radiotopia | Democratic Tax Plan

OPB | May 8, 2017 noon

We learn about the proposal to strengthen the office of the Portland City Auditor, welcome podcaster Roman Mars & Radiotopia to town, and wrap the hour with a look at a proposal to change the way businesses are taxed in Oregon.

News | local | Politics | Nation

'OPB Politics Now': This Is Not A Rerun

OPB | May 5, 2017 9:39 a.m. | Portland

We get an update on some familiar themes — Republicans in Congress voting on a health care bill, a Portland protest that turned into a riot, and talk about corporate taxes in the Oregon Legislature.

News | Nation | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Comedian Matt Braunger

OPB | May 5, 2017 noon

We discuss some of the biggest stories of the week, then we catch up with Portland-raised comedian Matt Braunger.

News | Environment | Think Out Loud

Gun Bill | Environmental Anxiety | Beavers

OPB | May 4, 2017 noon

A new law would allow guns to be taken from people if they're found to be a risk to themselves or others. Also, a new podcast about climate change. And the history and biology of beavers.

News | local | Science | Think Out Loud

Beaverton Man Claims Oregon Board Violated His First Amendment Rights

OPB | May 3, 2017 noon

Mats Järlström has an engineering degree from Sweden, but when he tried to share his idea to improve traffic light timing, an Oregon board fined him for practicing engineering without a license.

News | Nation | Think Out Loud

Engineering Licenses | Portland's Japantown | James Beard Documentary

OPB | May 3, 2017 noon

An Oregon man who has an engineering degree from Sweden has been fined for practicing engineering without a license. We learn about Portland's Japantown before WWII, and about a new documentary on Oregon-born food writer James Beard.

News | Think Out Loud

Remembering Ben Linder | A New Approach To Redistricting | Uber

OPB | May 1, 2017 noon

We hear about Oregonian Ben Linder, who was killed in Nicaragua in 1987. We'll also talk about a new plan to redraw Oregon's legislative districts and Uber's communication strategy.