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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 is the creator and host of the public radio show and podcast Rendered. Previously, 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 and 99% Invisible. 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

News | NW Life | Think Out Loud

Firefighters Under Fire | Your Brain On Music | Harney County Election | Immigration Lawsuit

OPB | June 29, 2016 noon

Harney County Judge Steve Grasty survived a recall election, a class action lawsuit on behalf of unaccompanied immigrant minors moves forward, firefighters in Southern Oregon are under attack for enforcing laws, and OHSU neuroscientist explains the connections between the brain and music.

News | Think Out Loud

New Police Chief | Student Debt | Mobile Home Life | New Gun Owner

OPB | June 28, 2016 noon

Portland's new police chief joins us. We also discuss suffocating student debt loads, and hear from a resident of one of Portland's last mobile home parks. And we hear from a woman who just bought a gun for self protection.

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Minimum Wage | Police Chief Retires | Talking Business | Editorial Changes

OPB | June 27, 2016 noon

The Portland police chief retires, minimum wage goes up, and the editor of the Oregonian's opinion page goes East. Also, we catch up on the latest business news.

News | Think Out Loud

Brexit | News Roundtable | Native American Law

OPB | June 24, 2016 noon

Our panel of news watchers discuss some of the biggest stories of the week. Also, the president of the National Native American Law Students Association is a UO student.

News | Politics | local | Election 2016

OPB Politics Now: Oregon Gubernatorial Debates, Oil Trains, And More

OPB | June 23, 2016 3:25 p.m.

We explore the politics of oil trains in the Columbia River Gorge and discuss what to expect from the fall debates between the major candidates for Oregon governor.

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Mosier Derailment Update | Self Driving Car Ethics | All Day Kindergarten | Wash. Gun Measure

OPB | June 23, 2016 noon

This morning, the Federal Railroad Administration released a report saying that Union Pacific failed to maintain the track at Mosier. We'll also learn about the ethics of self driving cars, a possible ballot initiative in Washington state that would allow guns to be taken from people who might prove to be violent. Also, we'll hear about how the first year of all-day kindergarten affected some kids and teachers in the state.

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Supreme Court | Remembering A WWII Hero | 'Back Seat With Fish'

OPB | June 22, 2016 noon

We get an update on U.S. Supreme Court cases and hear the story of a decorated WWII soldier who passed away this weekend. Also, author Henry Hughes joins us to talk about his new book extolling the wonders of fishing: "Back Seat With Fish."

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Deschutes DA Re-examines Cases | Vancouver Affordable Housing | Gov. Brown's Transparency

OPB | June 21, 2016 noon

We learn more about the affordable housing tax measure Vancouver residents will vote on in the fall. And we discuss the state of Oregon's public records laws. We also learn about why the Deschutes County district attorney is re-examining over a thousand cases.

News | Politics | local | Election 2016

OPB Politics Now: Gov. Brown's Critics, Orlando And Gender Non-Binary

OPB | June 16, 2016 3:48 p.m.

We look at look at the recent heavy criticism of Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, how Oregon leaders reacted to the deadly shooting in Orlando, and a "gender non-binary" ruling.

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Homeless Campus | News Roundtable | Native Fashion Now

OPB | June 17, 2016 noon

Developer Homer Williams joins us to talk about a new way to address wide-spread homelessness. We discuss some of the biggest stories of week with our panel of news watchers. And we wrap up the hour with a look at the Portland Art Museum's exhibit of Native American designers.

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Zombie Homes Update | Pendleton May Lose Airport | Mary Roach On Her Book 'Grunt'

OPB | June 16, 2016 noon

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales discusses the city’s new approach to foreclosures on abandoned properties. And best-selling author Mary Roach joins us to talk about her latest book, “Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans At War.”    

News | local | Science | Think Out Loud

Reacting To Orlando Shooting | Healthy Cops | Soviet Diaspora: Mail-Order Bride

OPB | June 13, 2016 noon

Portlanders discuss their reaction to the tragic shooting in Orlando over the weekend. We talk to a Russian woman who was a mail-order bride and to a researcher whose study found ways police could improve their health.

News | Politics | Election 2016

OPB Politics Now: Oil, Lead And RNC Delegates

OPB | June 10, 2016 10:45 a.m.

This week, we talk oil trains, lead in the water and the business community's reaction to what could be a major corporate tax increase and Oregon's delegates to the Republican National Convention.

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PPS Superintendent Carole Smith | News Roundtable: June 10 | Aquatic Squatters Update | Mailbag

OPB | June 10, 2016 noon

Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith tells us what she’s doing in the wake of lead being found in multiple Portland schools. We dig into some of the biggest stories of the week with our news roundtable. And we get an update on people living in boats on the Willamette River without permits.

News | Health | Nation | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Lead Paint At Portland School | 'The Jungle'

OPB | June 3, 2016 noon

Our news roundtable kicks around some of the big stories of the week. A former Alameda parent says Portland Public Schools was slow to respond to lead paint contamination at her son's school. We talk to a Seattle reporter about an enormous homeless camp there.

News | Election | Politics | local | Election 2016

OPB Politics Now: Lead In Schools, Paid Sick Leave Lawsuit, And More

OPB | June 2, 2016 2:17 p.m.

We’ll chart the political consequences of the discovery of lead in the drinking water at Portland Public Schools and dig into a lawsuit filed over Oregon’s paid sick leave law.

News | Think Out Loud

Lead In Schools | The Disappearing West | Marijuana Ice Cream | Comic Amy Miller

OPB | June 2, 2016 noon

We talk with a Portland Public Schools board member about lead and radon and get insights on disappearing land in the American west. We'll also hear about marijuana-infused ice cream and talk to Amy Miller, named Portland's funniest person in 2015.

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PPS Update | Oregon Air Quality | Portland State University Overview | Taxes

OPB | June 1, 2016 noon

We get an update on the controversy over lead in the water at Portland Public Schools. The Department of Environmental Quality joins us to discuss air quality monitoring. We also check in with the President of Portland State University, and learn about what could be the most contentious issue on Oregon's November ballot.

News | Politics | local

Hales On Police, Homelessness, Unfinished Business And More

OPB | May 31, 2016 1:26 p.m.

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales discussed what he'd like to accomplish in his last seven months in office — including transitioning Mayor-elect Ted Wheeler and staffing the police bureau.

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Portland Mayor Charlie Hales | Lead In PPS Water | Zombie Homes

OPB | May 31, 2016 noon

We check in with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales about what he hopes to accomplish in his last few months in office. We'll get the latest about the lead found in two schools in the Portland Public School district. And Portland Tribune reporter Peter Korn talks about his series on so-called “zombie homes,” or abandoned properties, in Portland.