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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

local | NW Life | News | Think Out Loud

On The Road: From St. Johns To Gresham On The Bus

OPB | Oct. 20, 2017 noon

For the latest in our "On The Road" series, we decided to travel on public transportation. We took a city bus in Portland — TriMet's Line 4 — from St. Johns in North Portland all the way to Gresham.

local | Politics | News

'OPB Politics Now': What Is ‘Home Rule’ And Why Should You Care?

OPB | Oct. 19, 2017 10:15 a.m.

Douglas County residents are considering a dramatic change in how the county is governed

Think Out Loud

Eastern Oregon Film Fest | Home Rule Charter | Art Restoration

OPB | Oct. 18, 2017 noon

The Eastern Oregon Film Festival kicks off this weekend. Douglas County is considering dramatic changes to its county government. And a PSU chemistry professor is innovating art restoration.

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News Roundtable | Teaching Diversity At Reed | Movie Madness

OPB | Oct. 13, 2017 noon

We hear about a debate around diversity in humanities education at Reed College and an effort to save an iconic Portland video store. And our news roundtable takes up some of the week's big stories.

Politics | News

'OPB Politics Now': Portland Girds For A Freeway Fight

OPB | Oct. 12, 2017 9:44 a.m.

We talk about where the battle lines are being drawn and dig into the history of Portland's difficult relationship with freeway projects.

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Mass Shootings | ZoomCare | Housing Emergency | Grand Juries

OPB | Oct. 2, 2017 noon

We discuss mass shootings and gun control, Multnomah County's move to phase out the use of grand juries, a possible extension of Portland's housing state of emergency, and financial troubles at ZoomCare.

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News Roundtable | New Distracted Driving Law

OPB | Sept. 29, 2017 noon

A new law goes into effect on Sunday making it illegal to do almost anything with your phone while driving. Also, our news roundtable discusses some of the biggest news of the week.

News

'OPB Politics Now': Health Care Stakes Are High For Oregon

OPB | Sept. 28, 2017 12:52 p.m.

We ask if we've seen the last of the attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and get a status update on the effort to repeal a new state tax on health care providers. 

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Solar Industry Changes | Lillard On Protests | Racism At Multnomah County?

OPB | Sept. 28, 2017 noon

Damian Lillard has some thoughts about taking the knee during the national anthem. Also, we hear about allegations of racism at Multnomah County. And we check in on Oregon's solar industry.

Think Out Loud

Turkey Trouble | Lead Dust | Makers And Techs

OPB | Sept. 25, 2017 noon

We hear about turkey poop in eastern Oregon, lead dust from home demolitions, and an effort to bring creative types and technical types together in the Oregon startup world.

Economy | Nation | Politics | News | Communities

'OPB Politics Now': Oregon's Sanctuary Law Under Fire

OPB | Sept. 21, 2017 12:44 p.m.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited Portland this week, and railed against Oregon’s "sanctuary state" law.

local | News | Think Out Loud

Sheriff Mike Reese | Implicit Bias And Public Safety | Parole And Probation

OPB | Sept. 20, 2017 noon

We hear from Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese, U.S. Attorney for Oregon Billy Williams and Portland's Erika Preuitt, the first black president of the American Probation and Parole Association.

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Parents In Prison | Public Records | Campus Sexual Assault Policy

OPB | Sept. 19, 2017 noon

We learn about Oregon's Bill of Rights for children of incarcerated parents, a public records lawsuit filed against the Washington legislature and a new University of Oregon policy related to sexual assault allegations.

local | News | Think Out Loud

Anti-California | Chetco Bar Fire Evacuee | Debating Teen Punishment

OPB | Sept. 18, 2017 noon

Portland-area high schoolers discuss the punishment for the teen suspected of starting the Eagle Creek Fire. Also, we talk to a woman who was evacuated from her house near Brookings for over a month. Plus, an opinion about anti-Californian sentiment.

'OPB Politics Now': Portland City Council Race Gets Interesting

OPB | Sept. 15, 2017 10:15 a.m.

Portland City Commissioner Dan Saltzaman made a surprise announcement — he won't run for reelection next year.

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Portland Mayor Wheeler | Type 1 Diabetes | 'Oregon Field Guide'

OPB | Sept. 14, 2017 noon

Portland's Mayor Ted Wheeler discusses Amazon, freeway widening, and more. Also, we learn more about type 1 diabetes. And we celebrate the career of Steve Amen, host of "Oregon Field Guide."

local | News | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Levees | Tattoo Removal

OPB | Sept. 8, 2017 noon

Fires, earthquakes and hurricanes ... we hear about a different potential disaster: Portland's old levee system. Also, we learn about a group that helps people get rid of tattoos, and we get analysis from our news roundtable.

Economy | Nation | NW Life | News | History | Politics | Environment | Northwest Wildfires 2017

'OPB Politics Now': The Politics Of Wildfire

OPB | Sept. 7, 2017 2:56 p.m.

OPB political reporters Jeff Mapes and Chris Lehman join host Julie Sabatier to talk about the political, financial, and environmental complexities of wildfire.

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DACA | Eagle Creek Fire | District Attorneys

OPB | Sept. 5, 2017 noon

We hear reactions to President Trump's decision about DACA, the Eagle Creek Fire and an ACLU of Oregon campaign about the role of district attorneys.

'OPB Politics Now': How Are We Going To Fix PERS?

OPB | Sept. 1, 2017 10:30 a.m.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is under pressure to reduce the state’s liability for the public pension system.