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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

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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.

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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. 

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Talking Business

OPB | Feb. 9, 2015 12:26 p.m.

MONDAY: Scott Nelson, business editor for The Oregonian, joins us for our regular business news update.

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The Oregonian Calls For Kitzhaber To Resign

OPB | Feb. 5, 2015 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: An editorial in The Oregonian Wednesday called for the Governor John Kitzhaber's resignation following new revelations about First Lady Cylvia Hayes.

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Oregon Lawmakers Kick Off 2015 Session

OPB | Feb. 2, 2015 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: Transportation, marijuana regulation, and gun control will be among the issues dominating the legislative session that starts Monday.

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Email Reveals More About Affordable Housing Conflict

OPB | Jan. 30, 2015 12:15 p.m.

FRIDAY: An email mistakenly sent to OPB reveals behind-the-scenes strategizing by developers to avoid committing to affordable housing on Portland's South Waterfront.

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Rainn Wilson Plays An Unlikeable Portland Detective In "Backstrom"

OPB | Jan. 28, 2015 12:40 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: "Backstrom" is Fox's new TV series set in Portland featuring Rainn Wilson as a brilliant but misanthropic detective.

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Portland Musician Turns To Prose With New Memoir

OPB | Jan. 27, 2015 12:30 p.m.

TUESDAY: Singer-songwriter Nick Jaina's memoir "Get It While You Can" is a meditation on fear, freedom, heartbreak, and what it means to be a successful artist. 

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Multnomah County Considering E-Cigarette Regulations

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

TUESDAY: E-cigarettes are gaining popularity, and in Oregon, they're completely unregulated.

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A New Source Of Hydropower: City Water Pipes

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

FRIDAY: A Portland startup is generating renewable power with small hydroelectric turbines inside the city water system.

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News Roundtable: January 23, 2015

OPB | Jan. 23, 2015 12:06 p.m.

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

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Reacting To The State Of The Union

OPB | Jan. 21, 2015 12:15 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: President Obama spoke of "turning the page" in his 2015 State of the Union address.

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The Role Of Plaintiffs In Supreme Court Cases

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

WEDNESDAY: As we look ahead to the Supreme Court case on same-sex marriage, we'll ask: how important is it to have sympathetic plaintiffs at the Supreme Court level?

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"Constructs" Show At Disjecta Treats Walls As Art

OPB | Jan. 19, 2015 12:45 p.m.

MONDAY: The new exhibition at Portland gallery Disjecta makes the space itself part of the art experience.

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Loophole Allows K-12 Dollars To Fund First Year Of College

OPB | Jan. 15, 2015 12:35 p.m.

THURSDAY: Some Oregon high schools are taking an unconventional approach to the governor's 40-40-20 plan.