Producer, Think Out Loud
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.
We hear about budget negotiations heating up in Salem, how carbon pricing could affect communities of color, and the politics of "good hair."
We learn about cybersecurity "honeypots" and a bill to raise the age for tobacco use in Oregon.
Politics | local | Nation | News | Think Out LoudOPB | April 17, 2017 noon
We hit the road — literally — to see how a pothole is filled and find out how that kind of routine road maintenance fits into the huge transportation package lawmakers are putting together.
We get business news from the editor of the "Portland Business Journal," then turn to a new lawsuit brought by disability rights advocates. We end the hour with a preview of the Soul'd Out music festival.
Nation | News | Think Out LoudOPB | April 11, 2017 noon
Alissa and Robbie Parker, whose daughter Emilie was killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary, share their story. Also, a college program for migrant farm workers in Eastern Oregon, and a new report suggesting ways to bridge the state's budget gap.
We talk about Ducks basketball, a proposed Office of Outdoor Recreation, and big news stories from the week.
Oregon’s leaders are picking fights with the Trump administration on a number of issues. The administration is pushing back, threatening to withhold grants from states that don’t get in line.
A study on private prisons, a look at farmland in Clark County, an attempt to understand how the federal government will respond to sanctuary states and a preview of the new Japanese garden.
Nation | News | Think Out LoudOPB | March 28, 2017 noon
The latest local business news, a movement to extend reciprocity between states for concealed carry permits, grand jury transcripts in the Quanice Hayes case, and an in-depth look at how pharmaceutical companies set the prices for drugs.
Nation | News | Think Out LoudOPB | March 27, 2017 noon
We learn what a recent SCOTUS ruling means for students with disabilities, what's next for a Portland homeless camp, and how Oregonians fought against discrimination during WWII.
Portland commissioners are trying to enact a progressive agenda, but activists in council chambers are yelling at them to focus more on police reform and homelessness.
Should Sudafed be available without a prescription again? What can states do to limit oil spills from trains? Also, we talk to Matt Witt about his parents' end of life experiences, Oregon's Death With Dignity law, and Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.
Oregon Rep. Greg Walden is at the center of Republican efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act — but the bill his committee came up with is not universally loved by Republicans.
Two Portland law firms have filed a class action lawsuit against Airbnb alleging discrimination. A leaked federal budget memo proposes cutting funding for Sea Grant. And some Washington legislators want to replace the I-5 bridge over the Columbia River.
Trump's Travel Ban And The Mohamud Case | Tacoma's ICE Detention Facility | Gerrymandering In Oregon | Paid Family LeaveOPB | March 13, 2017 noon
What does the Mohamad Mohamud case tell us about the Trump administration's travel ban? Also, we discuss Tacoma's ICE detention facility, redistricting in Oregon, and two competing family leave bills in the Oregon Legislature.
A new bill would expand the Oregon Health Plan to cover undocumented children. We also learn about a program which organizes adult volunteers to teach other adults English. And the ACLU is negotiating with Portland over an ordinance that would keep some people out of City Council meetings.