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Producer, Think Out Loud

Julie Sabatier

Julie Sabatier is a producer for Think Out Loud. She is also the creator and host of the public radio show and podcast Rendered, which airs on OPB. Julie joined the Think Out Loud team in 2008. Before that, 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 with a bachelor’s degree in English. She grew up in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Recent Articles

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The Unique Challenges Facing Medium-Sized Farms

OPB | May 27, 2015 12:45 p.m.

A new report examines the challenges for "Ag of the Middle" — growers too big to rely solely on CSAs or farmer's markets, but too small to compete with industrial operations.

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A Conversation With Portland Mayor Charlie Hales

OPB | May 21, 2015 12:06 p.m.

We sit down with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales to talk about Uber, the Pembina propane terminal, how he wants to spend the city's $49 million budget surplus, and more.

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Medical And Recreational Marijuana Regulations

OPB | May 21, 2015 12:40 p.m.

Oregon lawmakers are considering changes to the state's medical marijuana system while also working out new regulations for legal, recreational pot.

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Politics Get Complicated Over Oregon Transportation Funding

OPB | May 18, 2015 12:20 p.m.

The end of the legislative session is not far off, but Oregon lawmakers are struggling to find common ground on funding transportation infrastructure.

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News Roundtable: May 14, 2015

OPB | May 14, 2015 12:15 p.m.

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

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Lawmakers Reach A Stalemate Over Pot Rules

OPB | May 13, 2015 12:06 p.m.

Oregon lawmakers charged with creating statewide rules for recreational marijuana are at odds over how medical pot will be affected.

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New Urban League President Nkenge Harmon Johnson Talks 'State Of Black Oregon'

OPB | May 13, 2015 12:35 p.m.

Nkenge Harmon Johnson discusses the recently released "State of Black Oregon" report and what she hopes to accomplish at the helm of the Urban League of Portland.

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What's On May Ballots Around Oregon

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

On May 19, voters will weigh in on school board elections, bond measures, and public safety funding.

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Washington Teachers Walk Out

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

Teachers across Washington have been going on one-day strikes to protest a lack of education funding.

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News Roundtable: May 8, 2015

OPB | May 8, 2015 12:06 p.m.

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

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What Goes Into Planning An Active Shooter Drill?

OPB | May 6, 2015 12:20 p.m.

How do school and law enforcement officials prepare for the worst without traumatizing students and staff?

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Non-Medical Vaccine Exemptions Decline In Oregon

OPB | May 5, 2015 12:30 p.m.

New numbers show the number of parents opting out of vaccines for their kids for philosophical reasons has gone down.

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News Roundtable: May 1, 2015

OPB | May 1, 2015 12:06 p.m.

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

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Bill Aims To Curb Elementary School Suspensions

OPB | April 29, 2015 12:20 p.m.

When is it appropriate to suspend an elementary school student?

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Oregon Scientist Studies Generations Of Whales

OPB | April 29, 2015 12:40 p.m.

Bruce Mate has been studying whales for close to four decades and recently tracked the longest mammal migration on record.

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Lawmakers Take On Mental Health Issues

OPB | April 27, 2015 12:25 p.m.

A few bills working their way through the current legislative session would change Oregon's approach to mental health treatment. 

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Portland Considering New Regulations For Uber, Taxis

OPB | April 21, 2015 12:06 p.m.

Portland city commissioners will vote Tuesday on a pilot program that could lead to permanent change to the rules for cabs and other for-hire vehicles.

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Craft Brewers Gather In Portland

OPB | April 16, 2015 12:06 p.m.

More than 11,000 people are in the Rose City for the 32nd annual Craft Brewers Conference.

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Talking Business

OPB | April 13, 2015 12:45 p.m.

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

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Klamath Farmers Brace For A Dry Season

OPB | April 8, 2015 12:06 p.m.

Gov. Kate Brown declared drought in Klamath County earlier this week and farmers are anxious about the low snowpack.