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Producer, Think Out Loud

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

Environment | Think Out Loud

Parenting & The Law | Talking About Dying | Environmental Update

OPB | Jan. 19, 2016 12:06 p.m.

We talk to a law professor about her idea to create new legal requirements for parents. We hear about a series of conversations put on by Oregon Humanities around death and dying. Then we get an EarthFix update about coal and oil-by-rail.

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Police Morale | Evolution | Justice Nakamoto

OPB | Jan. 14, 2016 12:06 p.m.

We talk to Portland's police union president about a new survey that shows very low police morale, a University of Oregon researcher who made a surprising discovery about the history of evolution, and the Oregon Supreme Court's first Asian-Pacific American justice.

News | Politics | Think Out Loud

Congressman Walden | Local Take On SOTU | Legislative Preview

OPB | Jan. 13, 2016 12:06 p.m.

We get Congressman Greg Walden's take on the armed occupation in Harney County. We hear a local analysis of last night's State of the Union address. And we'll find how the Oregon legislature is preparing for this year's session.

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Malheur History | PERS Update | Growing Up In Polygamy

OPB | Jan. 6, 2016 12:06 p.m.

We look at the history of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, discuss the impact of rising pension costs on schools, and talk to Ruth Wariner about her childhood growing up in a polygamist Mormon community.

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Women In Policing | Conservationists And Cattlemen On Land Management

OPB | Jan. 7, 2016 12:06 p.m.

We talk with female police officers about what it's like to work in largely male forces. We hear two more perspectives on the occupation in Harney County: Oregon Wild, and the Oregon Cattlemen's Association.

News | NW Life | Think Out Loud

The Latest On The Armed Occupation In Burns

OPB | Jan. 4, 2016 12:06 p.m.

Self-described militiamen have occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Building in Burns, Oregon. We'll get the latest on this developing story.

News | Think Out Loud

Burns Occupation | New Oregon Laws

OPB | Jan. 5, 2016 12:06 p.m.

We hear from one of the self-described militiamen occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. And we get an update on the new laws taking effect in the new year.

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The Big Business Stories Of 2015

OPB | Dec. 29, 2015 12:06 p.m.

We review some of the biggest business stories in Oregon this year. 

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Congressional Roundup

OPB | Dec. 22, 2015 12:06 p.m.

We sit down with members of Oregon's Congressional delegation to look back on some of the highs and lows of 2015.

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News Roundtable: Dec. 18, 2015

OPB | Dec. 18, 2015 12:06 p.m.

We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

Health | Think Out Loud

Oregon Could Go Back To State-Based Health Exchange

OPB | Dec. 17, 2015 12:45 p.m.

Costs will go up if Oregon sticks with the federally run So, the state is exploring other options.

local | NW Life | Think Out Loud

Umpqua Community College Deciding Future of Snyder Hall

OPB | Dec. 16, 2015 12:50 p.m.

Umpqua Community College students, faculty, and others are considering options for the campus building where the deadly shooting took place Oct. 1

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Remembering 2 Shootings In Oregon

OPB | Dec. 16, 2015 12:30 p.m.

We look back on the shooting three years ago at the Clackamas Town Center mall and hear from an Umpqua Community College students who is grappling with the events of Oct. 1.

News | Politics | local

West Coast Mayors Share Their Thoughts On Homelessness

OPB | Dec. 11, 2015 4:45 p.m.

Highlights from OPB's Think Out Loud host Dave Miller's conversation about homelessness with the mayors of Portland, San Francisco, L.A., and Eugene.

Education | local | Think Out Loud

Portland State Students Want To Do More For Minorities On Campus

OPB | Dec. 10, 2015 12:45 p.m.

PSU students are bringing a list of demands to the next board of trustees meeting.

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News Roundtable: Dec. 10, 2015

OPB | Dec. 10, 2015 12:20 p.m.

We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

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Deluge Snarls Portland Roads

OPB | Dec. 7, 2015 12:15 p.m.

Portland is expecting record rainfall in the next couple of days, and many streets are already flooding.

News | Think Out Loud

Roseburg's 'New Normal'

OPB | Dec. 4, 2015 12:06 p.m.

We hear from Umpqua Community College students and community members about how people are coping two months after the deadly shooting in Roseburg.

News | Think Out Loud

Talking Business

OPB | Dec. 1, 2015 12:45 p.m.

Suzanne Stevens, editor of the Portland Business Journal, joins us for our regular business news update.

Environment | Think Out Loud

Commercial Crab Season Delayed

OPB | Nov. 25, 2015 12:25 p.m.

The opening of commercial crabbing season in Oregon, Washington, and California is delayed this year because of a toxin found in crabs at some locations.