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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

Politics | local | News

'OPB Politics Now': Housing And Homelessness

OPB | Feb. 16, 2017 12:33 p.m. | Portland

A new Portland city ordinance requires landlords to assist tenants with relocation costs in the case of a no-cause eviction while the Oregon Legislature grapples with housing issues.

News | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | General Strike | African Film Festival

OPB | Feb. 17, 2017 noon

Our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest stories of the week. We also hear from organizers of a general strike and boycott in Portland and the coordinator of Portland's long-running African film festival.

Nation | News | Think Out Loud

Portland Landlords | Profiling Bills | Malheur Refuge Trial Jurors

OPB | Feb. 13, 2017 noon

How do Portland's landlords feel about the new renter assistance ordinance? What bills is the legislature looking at to curb racial profiling? And why did the first trial of the Malheur Refuge occupiers end in a not-guilty verdict?

Politics | News

'OPB Politics Now': Washington State's Resistance To Trump

OPB | Feb. 10, 2017 10:45 a.m.

How did Washington state emerge as the center for the resistance to Donald Trump's agenda?

Think Out Loud

The Role Of Oregon's Attorney General | Portland International Film Festival Turns 40

OPB | Feb. 9, 2017 noon

Oregon's attorney general joins the show to talk about her role and how Donald Trump's presidency is changing how she does her job. Also, the Portland International Film Festival turns 40 this year.

Think Out Loud

REBROADCAST: In Memory Of Summer Whisman

OPB | Feb. 8, 2017 noon

Summer Whisman, a storyteller and writer with ALS, died a year ago this month. Think Out Loud visited her in 2015 to learn about her experience living with ALS.

Politics | local | News

'OPB Politics Now': Oregon Senators On Trump Nominees, Walden On Health Care

OPB | Feb. 2, 2017 2:37 p.m.

Both of Oregon's U.S. senators are working to block President Trump's nominees, including his pick for the Supreme Court.

local | Environment | Think Out Loud

The Role Of Scientists | Psychiatric ER | Juniper Industry

OPB | Feb. 2, 2017 noon

A well-known scientist says scientists need to be more human in a "post-truth world." Portland opens a psychiatric emergency room. And the state gives out grants to log juniper — we'll find out how it works.

Nation | News | Think Out Loud

Opening Bell In Salem | Oregon Farmers & Immigration Changes | Sea Lion Control

OPB | Feb. 1, 2017 noon

Oregon state house reporters give us the lay of the land on this first day of the 2017 legislative session. We hear how Oregon farmers may be affected by changing immigration policy. And a new study offers a unique approach to managing sea lions.

Politics | World | Think Out Loud

Immigrants, Refugees And Citizens

OPB | Jan. 30, 2017 noon

We talk to a green card holder, a refugee, and two naturalized citizens about their fears and experiences since President Trump issued an executive order on Friday severely restricting immigration from seven Muslim majority countries.

Nation | News | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Graduation Rates | Health Equity Act

OPB | Jan. 27, 2017 noon

The weekly news roundtable mulls this busy week of news. Also, we ask one high school principal why her graduation rates soar, while the rest of the state founders. And we look at a new state bill that would cover women's healthcare.

History | News | Arts | Think Out Loud

EPA Restrictions | African American History Museum | Mayor Wheeler

OPB | Jan. 26, 2017 noon

What would a lack of EPA funding mean for Oregon? Also, we talk to a curator at the new Museum of African-American History and Culture in DC. And to the Mayor of Portland about what it means to be a sanctuary city.

Think Out Loud

Talking Business | Sister Cities Snow Sculpture | SCOTUS Nominees

OPB | Jan. 25, 2017 noon

How will the end of the TPP affect Oregon businesses? What is Portland's relationship like with our sister cities? What do we know about President Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees?

Think Out Loud

Moda On Affordable Care Act | Portland's Snowpocalypse Postmortem | Ice Study

OPB | Jan. 23, 2017 noon

What do insurance companies think about possible changes to the Affordable Care Act? What do we all think about how Oregon dealt with the recent winter weather? And how is it that Antarctic ice could be growing, even if the climate is warming?

NW Life | local | News

Portland Women's March Sparks Discussion Of Privilege And Inclusivity

OPB | Jan. 20, 2017 3:45 p.m.

Women’s March on Portland on Saturday has prompted intense discussions online about the nature of feminism.

Politics | Nation | local | News

'OPB Politics Now': Trump's Speech

OPB | Jan. 19, 2017 8:10 p.m.

We dig into Donald Trump’s inaugural address with a former Republican speechwriter from Oregon.

Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | PDX Women's March | Astoria Play

OPB | Jan. 20, 2017 1 a.m.

In a 1 p.m. show following NPR special coverage, we'll talk about the inauguration and other news of the week, look ahead to the Women's March on Portland, and hear about a play about Astoria.

Think Out Loud

The Slants Case Goes To Washington | Oregon's CIO | Wyden On Trump

OPB | Jan. 18, 2017 noon

Simon Tam discusses the arguments made before the U.S. Supreme Court today; we get an update from the state's Chief Information Officer, Alex Pettit; and Sen. Ron Wyden talks cabinet hearings, the ACA, and more.

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

News Roundtable | Lost Woody Guthrie Vanport Song | Rural Healthcare

OPB | Jan. 13, 2017 noon

We talk about some big stories with our news roundtable, hear about a recently resurfaced Woody Guthrie song about the Vanport flood, and learn about some of unique challenges in administering healthcare in rural areas.

Nation | News

OPB Politics Now: Gov Kate Brown on Guns, Taxes, and PERS Reform

OPB | Jan. 12, 2017 2:23 p.m.

Amid a busy news week, you might have missed Kate Brown being sworn in as Oregon’s Governor.