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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

Think Out Loud

Talking Business | Hazelnut Grove | Shipwrecks

OPB | Aug. 22, 2017 noon

We get a regional business news update, perspectives on Hazelnut Grove and the Overlook Neighborhood Association, and a glimpse into the life of a sunken treasure hunter.

NW Life | Politics | Nation | local | News

'OPB Politics Now': Oregon Gov Race Brings In The Money

OPB | Aug. 18, 2017 8:54 a.m.

It's early, but big money is already flowing into the 2018 Oregon gubernatorial race.

Nation | News | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Volcano Summit | Eclipse: Suttle Lodge

OPB | Aug. 18, 2017 noon

We talk about some of the big stories in this week's news, get an earful about volcanology, and check in with OPB arts show "State of Wonder" on the eclipse road trip they're wrapping up soon.

Nation | News | Think Out Loud

Eclipse: Symbiosis Fest | Port of Portland | Murals | PSU President

OPB | Aug. 17, 2017 noon

On this show we hear from our eclipse chasing 'State of Wonder' team, the new executive director of the Port of Portland, the new president of Portland State University, and we hear about a controversial residential mural.

Think Out Loud

Eclipse Road Trip: Madras | Migrant Summer School | Neighborhood Association Vote | Gentrification And Mental Health

OPB | Aug. 16, 2017 noon

Can remembering how a neighborhood used to be help preserve aging minds? Should people be required to have a legal address in order to join a neighborhood association? Also, an update on the "State of Wonder" eclipse road trip and a summer school for migrant students in Medford.

News | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Obesity And Prejudice | Teen Pregnancy Prevention

OPB | Aug. 11, 2017 noon

Heavy Asian-Americans are more likely to be perceived as "American." Also, what was being taught in a teen pregnancy prevention program whose federal funding has been cut? And the news of the week.

Politics | News

'OPB Politics Now': The Game Is Afoot!

OPB | Aug. 10, 2017 1:29 p.m.

We talk about political maneuvering going on at various levels of state and city government.

local | News | Think Out Loud

New Portland Police Chief | Rape Threats On Twitter | Rebroadcast: Tides

OPB | Aug. 8, 2017 noon

We learn more about the newly named Portland police chief, talk to a woman trying to address a culture of sexual violence on social media, and listen back to our interview with "Tides" author Jonathan White.

Think Out Loud

Portland Mayor | Cooling Shelter | Talking Business | Earhart Archeologist

OPB | Aug. 1, 2017 noon

We discuss Portland policing, responses to the heat wave, the latest business news, and the northwest connection to the search for Amelia Earhart.

Politics | News

'OPB Politics Now': An East Coast View Of Oregon

OPB | July 28, 2017 11:45 a.m.

We talk with Washington Post reporter Amber Phillips about why East Coast journalists view Oregon as the center of resistance to President Trump.

News | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Women And Ambition

OPB | July 28, 2017 noon

We explore women's relationship with ambition with Robin Romm, editor of the essay collection "Double Bind," and writer Camas Davis, who contributed to the book. Also, our news roundtable takes on the week's big headlines.

Nation | News | Think Out Loud

Eclipse Preparedness | Covering Mass Shootings | Nicole Georges

OPB | July 25, 2017 noon

We learn about a recent survey on how mass shootings are covered in the news, hear about how emergency managers are planning for the eclipse, and then sit down with artist and writer Nicole Georges.

NW Life | local | News | Think Out Loud

Remembering Frances Gabe, Oregon Inventor Of The Self-Cleaning House

OPB | July 21, 2017 noon

Newberg, Oregon, resident Frances Gabe's claim to fame was her patented self-cleaning house. 

Politics | local | News

'OPB Politics Now': Oregon Governor On The End Of The Session

OPB | July 21, 2017 10:42 a.m. | Portland

We’re taking advantage of a slow week in Oregon politics to bring you a recent conversation with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on OPB’s "Think Out Loud."

Politics | Nation | News | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Latinx Pride | Remembering Frances Gabe

OPB | July 21, 2017 noon

Our panel of news watchers talks about some of the big stories this week, hear about the experience of the LGBTQ people in the Latinx community, and remember a "true American original" Frances Gabe.

News | Think Out Loud

Police Prosecution | Wolf Compensation | Peer Support

OPB | July 17, 2017 noon

After Portland Police officers use deadly force, they may now have weeks before they are required to make a statement. Also, ranchers are being compensated for wolf attacks that may never have happened. And peer support is becoming more common for mental health treatment as well as drug addiciton.

Politics | News

'OPB Politics Now': Now What For Oregon Lawmakers?

OPB | July 14, 2017 10:45 a.m.

What's on Oregon's political horizon?

Nation | News | Think Out Loud

Business & Labor Politics | Oregon Governor Kate Brown

OPB | July 12, 2017 noon

We reflect on the 2017 Oregon legislative session and look ahead to 2018.

Politics | News

'OPB Politics Now': That's A Wrap!

OPB | July 10, 2017 9:29 a.m.

Taking stock of the 2017 Oregon legislative session.

Think Out Loud

Plant Smuggling | 3-D Printing | Clackamas Service Center

OPB | July 10, 2017 noon

A local doctor used a 3-D printer to make a prosthetic hand for a 6 year old. Also, a fire shuts down one of the main homeless service centers near the Springwater trail. And we learn about an undercover investigation into plant trafficking.