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Julie Sabatier


Julie Sabatier is a producer for OPB’s Think Out Loud. She is also the creator and host of the public radio show Destination DIY, which airs on OPB. Before joining the Think Out Loud team, 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 News and Free Speech Radio News. She also served as podcast producer for Bitch Magazine. Julie graduated from Oberlin College in 2003 with a Bachelor’s degree in English. She grew up in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Recent Articles

Land | News | local | Think Out Loud

Farmers Seek New Solutions To Slug Problem

OPB | March 31, 2015 12:45 p.m.

TUESDAY: As gardeners gear up for their annual battle with slugs, farmers are facing a slug problem on a completely different scale.

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News Roundtable: March 27, 2015

OPB | March 27, 2015 12:06 p.m.

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

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Boise's Treefort Music Fest Includes Many Portland Bands

OPB | March 26, 2015 12:45 p.m.

THURSDAY: Boise's Treefort Music Fest, now in its fourth year, kicked off this week.  

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Bowe Bergdahl Charged With Desertion

OPB | March 26, 2015 12:25 p.m.

THURSDAY: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive for five years after he disappeared from his Army post in Afghanistan, is being charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.

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Schools Won't Be Evaluated By Student Test Scores If Bill Passes

OPB | March 24, 2015 12:20 p.m.

A bill that would temporarily prohibit standardized test results from being used to evaluate schools passed the Oregon House last week and now moves to the Senate.

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News Roundtable: March 20, 2015

OPB | March 20, 2015 12:06 p.m.

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

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Legislation Aims To Help Dyslexic Kids

OPB | March 19, 2015 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: An advocacy group is pushing for legislation that would require dyslexia screening for young children and more training for teachers on how to engage kids who are dyslexic. 

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At Home In The Bull Run Watershed

OPB | March 18, 2015 12:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: In the latest installment of our "At Home" series, Lead Watershed Ranger Dan Weidinger and his wife Sacha Snyder talk about living inside the 147-square mile Bull Run Watershed.

At Home: Conversations Inside Homes Across Oregon

At Home In The Bull Run Watershed

OPB | March 18, 2015 12:30 p.m.

In the latest installment of Think Out Loud's "At Home" series, Lead Watershed Ranger Dan Weidinger and his wife Sacha Snyder talk about living inside the 147-square mile Bull Run Watershed.

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Life As A Driver

OPB | March 13, 2015 12:40 p.m.

FRIDAY: A Portland cab driver and an Uber driver discuss their experiences in the transportation industry.

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Portland Mayor Wants To Overhaul Urban Renewal Approach

OPB | March 11, 2015 12:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Portland Mayor Charlie Hales is hoping to pass a proposal this week that would change the city's approach to several urban renewal areas.

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Oregon Lawmaker Introduces Impeachment Process

OPB | March 6, 2015 12:25 p.m.

FRIDAY: Oregon is the only state where the governor can't be impeached. Representative Jodi Hack (R-Salem) wants to change that.

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News Roundtable: March 6, 2015

OPB | March 6, 2015 12:06 p.m.

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

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Catching Up With Cover Oregon

OPB | March 3, 2015 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: Lawmakers voted recently to dissolve Cover Oregon, but lawsuits over the state's failed health insurance exchange drag on.

Environment | Think Out Loud

What Is The Value Of Nature?

OPB | Feb. 27, 2015 12:40 p.m.

FRIDAY: A paper co-authored by an OSU professor contributes to a long-standing conservation debate in environmental circles. 

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Oregon Senator Ron Wyden Reacts To FCC Vote

OPB | Feb. 27, 2015 12:06 p.m.

FRIDAY: The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to approve new rules governing internet service providers, something Sen. Wyden (D-OR) has championed.

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Lawmaker Seeks Ethics Reforms After Kitzhaber Scandal

OPB | Feb. 23, 2015 12:30 p.m.

MONDAY: Rep. Julie Parrish (R-West Linn) wants to change laws to guard against the kind of scandal that lead to Governor Kitzhaber's resignation.

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Portland Isn't As Young Or Underemployed As You've Heard

OPB | Feb. 12, 2015 12:45 p.m.

THURSDAY: A new report from the city economist provides a surprising contradiction to the narrative that Portland is a place for young people to retire.

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Sources Say Kitzhaber Planned To Resign But Changed His Mind

OPB | Feb. 12, 2015 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: Several newspaper are reporting that Governor Kitzhaber decided to resign Wednesday, but changed his mind after talking with his lawyer and his fiancée.

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Hanjin Shipping Company Pulling Out Of Port of Portland

OPB | Feb. 11, 2015 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: South Korean shipping company Hanjin accounts for a large percentage of business at the Port of Portland, and now the company says it's taking that business elsewhere.