Executive Producer, Think Out Loud
Sage Van Wing
Sage Van Wing is the executive producer of Oregon Public Broadcasting's daily talk show, Think Out Loud.
She has produced daily news programs at other NPR affiliate stations Vermont Public Radio, KUOW in Seattle and KQED in San Francisco.
She graduated from Stanford University with a degree in anthropology.
While in Vermont, she became an expert sledder. While in Seattle, she learned to bike in the rain. Sage hopes someday to become an expert taxidermist.
Energy | NW Life | News | Nation | Politics | Transportation | Think Out LoudOPB | July 27, 2017 noon
Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson discusses voter fraud and election reform. We also talk about police oversight, treating Portland's water, and hear from TriMet.
We learn about changing attitudes toward swimming in the Willamette River and how a school in the Salem-Keizer district is handling cyberbullying. We also talk to a quadriplegic cyclist about bike-sharing for people with disabilities.
News | Nation | Think Out LoudOPB | July 20, 2017 noon
Local insurer Moda tells us what federal health care repeal efforts mean for business. Also, the history of the piano (plus some music!), and a different origin story for Romeo and Juliet.
On today's show, a look at homelessness in Southwest Washington. Also, a local woman who is suing the U.S. Department of Education over a loan forgiveness program. And an income tax in Seattle.
Thomas Edison and other noted American scientists traveled out west to watch the eclipse of 1878. It was the dawn of the age of science in America.
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.
A home security camera at a rental property stirs up legal issues. A reporter looks into climate change, dams and salmon. A Oregon bill reduces the penalties for drug possession. Also, we talk regional business news with Suzanne Stevens.
NW Life | News | Nation | Think Out LoudOPB | July 7, 2017 noon
Our news roundtable discusses the week's big news, Portland Commissioner Chloe Eudaly talks about fighting hate crimes, and the Montavilla Neighborhood Association shares its approach to homelessness.
News | Nation | Think Out LoudOPB | June 30, 2017 noon
We talk about big stories of the week on our news roundtable and hear about the Rainbow Gathering this weekend in Eastern Oregon as well as some summer music highlights.
News | local | Think Out LoudOPB | June 29, 2017 noon
Oil train oversight continues to elude Oregon legislators. With minimum wage set to increase in Oregon, we consider the impact of Seattle's wage hike. Also, the Willamette River Greenways program turns 50.
News | local | Think Out LoudOPB | June 28, 2017 noon
We hear about what it will take to clean up the Hanford nuclear reservation, new statewide social studies standards, a possible indictment in the 2016 shooting of LaVoy Finicum, and the opioid crisis in Oregon.
We discuss the looming government shutdown in Washington state, a backlog of untested sexual assault evidence kits in Oregon, and some new ideas to improve health care for seniors.
Marc Trice spent 21 years in prison for a murder he committed when he was 15. We ask him about life on the outside and the sister of his victim tells us about what his release has been like for her.
NW Life | News | local | Think Out LoudOPB | June 12, 2017 noon
How do you describe a ghost town?
News | Nation | Think Out LoudOPB | June 9, 2017 noon
Democratic state senator Lew Frederick reflects on Portland's police chief search. Also, our news roundtable takes up the biggest news of the week, and a local bartender represents Portland in a national competition.
We discuss the latest revenue-raising and cost-cutting proposals in Salem to close the $1.4 billion budget gap.
News | Nation | Think Out LoudOPB | June 8, 2017 noon
Should mug shots be made available to the public? The legislature has released a funding plan for transportation infrastructure — how will it work? And the Oregon Jewish Museum gets a new location.