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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 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

local | News | Election | Politics | NW Life

'OPB Politics Now': What Trump Means For The Northwest

OPB | Dec. 1, 2016 3:14 p.m.

What will a Donald Trump presidency mean for the Northwest?

local | News | Election | Election 2016

Since The Election, Dozens Of Hate Incidents Reported In The Northwest

OPB | Nov. 30, 2016 4:45 p.m.

The Northwest has seen dozens of incidents of harassment since the presidential election, according to a report from the Southern Poverty Law Center.

local | News | Election | Politics | Election 2016

'OPB Politics Now': Portland's Newest City Commissioner

OPB | Nov. 23, 2016 10:42 a.m. | Portland

We’re talking about a really interesting item we didn’t get to in our post-election coverage: Portland’s newest city commissioner — Chloe Eudaly.

Election 2016

'OPB Politics Now': Trump Backlash

OPB | Nov. 17, 2016 1:20 p.m.

We dig into the post-election protests in Portland and take up an effort at the state level to change the national electoral system. 


Portland Bureau Proposes Stricter Enforcement For Airbnb Rentals

OPB | Nov. 16, 2016 3:15 p.m.

Portland’s Bureau of Development Services is proposing new rules for people operating short-term rentals using sites such as Airbnb.

Audit Finds Problems With Portland Neighborhood Involvement Programs

OPB | Nov. 16, 2016 3 p.m.

A recent audit of Portland’s community and neighborhood involvement programs shows outdated standards and a lack of accountability.

News | Election | Communities | World | Politics | Nation

Portland Anti-Trump Group Not Focused On Electoral College

OPB | Nov. 16, 2016 11:13 a.m.

A spokesman for the protest group Portland’s Resistance says pressuring the Electoral College to choose a president other than Donald Trump is not among their top priorities.

Nation | News | Election | Politics | Election 2016

'OPB Politics Now': Election Results And The Urban/Rural Divide

OPB | Nov. 10, 2016 10:08 a.m.

In this episode, host Geoff Norcross, OPB senior political reporter Jeff Mapes and Olympia reporter Austin Jenkins wrap up the 2016 election and discuss the role of the urban/rural divide in the Pacific Northwest.

Family | News | Election | Politics | Think Out Loud

Oregon's Last Great Election | Sibling Reunion

OPB | Nov. 8, 2016 noon

We hear about what one longtime political reporter calls Oregon's last great election. Also, we explore the nature of family with four siblings who didn't meet until they were in their 60s.

local | News | Politics | Think Out Loud

Voting Issues | Presidential Powers | Facebook, News And Democracy

OPB | Nov. 7, 2016 noon

We hear about some unusual voting issues in Oregon and Washington, presidential powers writ large, and the staggering influence of Facebook.

local | News | Election | Politics | Election 2016

OPB Politics Now: Measure 97 Analysis And Listener Questions

OPB | Nov. 3, 2016 4:10 p.m.

OPB Senior Political Reporter Jeff Mapes and News Director Anna Griffin join host Geoff Norcross to dig into the substance of the controversial corporate tax measure.

local | News | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Developer Donates Shelter | Lincoln High Football Players Protest

OPB | Nov. 4, 2016 noon

Our news roundtable discusses the biggest stories of the week, we hear from a developer who is donating property for a homeless shelter and we talk to football players protesting the national anthem.

News | Think Out Loud

Elder Abuse Prosecutor | Cubs Win | Misogyny On Twitter | Gary Johnson

OPB | Nov. 3, 2016 noon

We hear why bestselling Portland author Chelsea Cain recently shut down her Twitter account. We'll also talk to the state's first elder abuse prosecutor and end with an interview with Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson.

local | News | Election | Politics | Election 2016

'OPB Politics Now': Ballot Measures That Are Not M97

OPB | Nov. 1, 2016 10:19 a.m. | Portland

We've heard a lot about Measure 97 on Oregon's ballot. This special episode of "OPB Politics Now" is about the six others.

Nation | News | Election | Politics | NW Life

OPB Politics Now: An In-Depth Look At Governor Kate Brown Plus Listener Questions

OPB | Oct. 28, 2016 10:01 a.m.

OPB senior political reporter Jeff Mapes and Statesman Journal reporter Gordon Friedman join host Julie Sabatier to talk about incumbent Oregon Governor Kate Brown.

Nation | News | Land | Communities | Think Out Loud

Oregon Standoff Verdict: Not Guilty

OPB | Oct. 28, 2016 noon

The verdict is in for the trial of the Malheur Refuge occupiers. All seven defendants were found not guilty of conspiring to impede federal workers of doing their jobs. We'll talk about the verdict, reaction to it and what it might mean for federal workers and patriot movements going forward.

Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Attorney General Race | Urban-Rural Exchange

OPB | Oct. 27, 2016 noon

We talk about some big stories of the week on the News Roundtable, hear from the candidates running for attorney general, and talk about the lasting effects of an urban-rural exchange program.

News | Books | Recreation | NW Life | History | Arts | Entertainment | Nation | Think Out Loud

Endorsements | Transgender In Prison | August Wilson's Widow

OPB | Oct. 24, 2016 noon

Three newspaper editors tell us who their papers endorsed, and why. Also, we learn about the treatment of transgender people in prison, and we talk to playwright August Wilson's widow about his autobiographical play, now running in Portland.

local | News | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Ralph Nader | Retro Video Games

OPB | Oct. 21, 2016 noon

Our news roundtable will take up some of the biggest stories of the week. We'll also hear from former presidential candidate Ralph Nader and two of the people behind the annual Portland Retro Gaming Expo.

News | Nation | NW Life | Economy | Politics

OPB Politics Now: The Surprisingly Exciting Race For Secretary Of State

OPB | Oct. 20, 2016 1:12 p.m.

Host Geoff Norcross along with OPB political reporters Jeff Mapes and Chris Lehman talk about the Secretary of State’s race, which is surprisingly interesting this year!