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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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Neighborhood Coalition Plans To Redevelop Former Strip Club

OPB | July 6, 2015 12:25 p.m.

A coalition of neighbors and community groups recently purchased the former Sugar Shack strip club as part of an effort to revitalize Portland's Cully neighborhood. 

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Couple Turns To Crowdfunding To Start A Family

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

Anthony Szabo and Kirk Shepard are asking people to pitch in to help them pay for a surrogate so they can have a baby.

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New Oregon Law Could Lead To More Testing Opt-Outs

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

It's unclear what kinds of consequences the state could face now that Governor Kate Brown has signed a bill making it easier for parents to opt their kids out of standardized tests.

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules On Same-Sex Marriage

OPB | June 26, 2015 12:06 p.m.

The ruling makes same-sex marriage legal in every state.

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Bills Could Lead To Damascus Disincorporation

OPB | June 24, 2015 12:30 p.m.

A slate of bills passed by the Oregon Legislature could make it easier for one of the state's newest cities to go back to being an unincorporated part of Clackamas County.

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Government Shutdown Looms In Washington

OPB | June 22, 2015 12:30 p.m.

If lawmakers in Olympia can't agree on a budget by the end of the month, Washington will face a government shutdown.

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Governor Signs Domestic Workers Bill Of Rights

OPB | June 18, 2015 12:06 p.m.

Governor Kate Brown signed a bill into law this week that provides new protections for nannies, housekeepers, and other domestic workers.

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'Eastern Promise' Offers Pathway To College

OPB | June 18, 2015 12:50 p.m.

A program in eastern Oregon offers high school students a chance to earn college credits, and educators in other parts of the state are attempting to replicate the program.

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Bulk Data Collection Faces Multiple Legal Challenges

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

The fate of the NSA's collection of metadata from phone calls is unclear and faces multiple legal challenges, one involving a Portland FISA Court judge.

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Designing Willamette Falls Riverwalk

OPB | June 3, 2015 12:30 p.m.

A design team including three different firms will work together to create a public walkway for a place with special significance in Oregon's history.

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Represented: Paid Sick Time

OPB | June 1, 2015 12:20 p.m.

In this installment of our "Represented" series, we hear from residents of Eugene about what a statewide paid sick leave policy would mean for them.

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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.