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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.

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Recent Articles

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A Man, A Plan, A Palindrome: Oregonian Mark Saltveit

OPB | March 22, 2017 12:45 p.m. | Portland

Oregonian Mark Saltveit is defending  his title as the reigning world champion palindromist this weekend.

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Pre-Paid Mail-In Ballots | Palindromes | Tides

OPB | March 22, 2017 noon | Portland, Oregon.

A Man, A Plan, A Canal: What's a Palindrome? Also today, we learn about the science and mystery of ocean tides. And we hear about a bill that would include pre-paid postage for Oregon's mail-in ballots.

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Klamath Tribes' Perry Chocktoot | Feminist Lindy West

OPB | March 21, 2017 noon

A new Oregon Experience documentary about Native Americans in Oregon aired last night. We listen to an extended interview with Perry Chocktoot with the Klamath Tribes. Then it's a conversation with writer Lindy West.

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Climate Change Bills | Music Of Grief | Sports Marketing | World Championship Irish Dancing

OPB | March 16, 2017 noon

We hear what climate change bills lawmakers are thinking about. We discuss the music of grief. Then we turn to the business of university sports marketing. We end the hour with an in-depth look at the Irish Dancing World Championship.

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State Civil Rights Protections | Wearable Music | Oregon Water Coalition

OPB | March 15, 2017 noon | Portland

How strong are states' civil rights protections? What advances are Oregon farmers making around saving water? Also, we talk to a team from Intel and the Oregon Symphony who are collaborating on wearable music technology.

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Trump's Travel Ban And The Mohamud Case | Tacoma's ICE Detention Facility | Gerrymandering In Oregon | Paid Family Leave

OPB | March 13, 2017 noon

What does the Mohamad Mohamud case tell us about the Trump administration's travel ban? Also, we discuss Tacoma's ICE detention facility, redistricting in Oregon, and two competing family leave bills in the Oregon Legislature.

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Sexual Harrassment At Work | Mercy Corps Out Of Turkey | Portland Developer | Mental Illness In Jail

OPB | March 8, 2017 noon

Uber recently came under fire after a former engineer reported sexual harassment and a culture of discrimination against women. UO law professor Liz Tippett says this sort of behavior isn’t unusual in the business world, but the solution may not lie in better HR practices.

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News Roundtable | Sen. Jeff Merkley | Anti-Government Groups

OPB | March 3, 2017 noon

We talk over some of the biggest stories of the week with our panel of news watchers, then talk to Sen. Jeff Merkley about Russia, health care, the travel ban and more. We'll also hear about the rise of anti-government groups.

local | NW Life | Fish & Wildlife | News | Think Out Loud

Oregon Legislature Takes Up Hunting Cougars With Dogs

OPB | March 2, 2017 4 p.m.

This year there are four bills in the legislature that would allow counties to opt out of the statewide ban on hunting cougars with dogs.

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Portland Conventions | Port Of Portland | Eugene Dogs Ordinance | Women's Film Festival

OPB | March 2, 2017 noon

Can Portland host big conventions? Will downtown Eugene ban dogs? What happens next for Portland's beleaguered port? And what does it take for women to break into film directing?

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Rep. Greg Walden | Property Tax Reform | Cougar Hunting

OPB | March 1, 2017 noon | Portland

Rep. Greg Walden sits down with us for the first time in the Trump administration. Also, we discuss a possible fix to Oregon's property tax laws, and a bill that would allow cougar hunting with dogs.

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Public Employee Compensation | Predictive Scheduling | Community College Policing

OPB | Feb. 28, 2017 noon

A new study looks at the cost of public employee benefits. A bill before the legislature attempts to make job scheduling easier for hourly workers. And Central Oregon Community College safety officers have been acting like police officers.

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Author Colum McCann at Literary Arts

OPB | Feb. 24, 2017 noon

A conversation with the author of Let the Great World Spin and Transatlantic. Colum McCann's newest book is Thirteen Ways of Looking.

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Tribes Bury 'The Ancient One' | Grammy Winner Andre Allen Anjos | Oregon Promise

OPB | Feb. 22, 2017 noon

We hear about the Native American ceremony burying the ancient bones found in 1996 near Kennewick, WA; we talk remixes with a Grammy-winning Portland musician; and we find out the winners and losers behind free community college.

News | History | local | Politics | Nation | Think Out Loud

Executive Order That Led To Japanese-American Internment Turns 75

OPB | Feb. 19, 2017 noon

The Tule Lake internment camp on Oregon's southern border was in many ways the most notorious of the 10 detention centers.

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Minoru Yasui's Fight For Justice | The Legacy Of Tule Lake Internment Camp

OPB | Feb. 20, 2017 noon

Sunday, Feb. 19, marks the 75th anniversary of the presidential executive order that paved the way for the internement of over 120,000 Japanese Americans. We listen to interviews about that time.

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Poet Tracy K. Smith At Literary Arts

OPB | Feb. 16, 2017 noon

We interview poet Tracy K. Smith at Literary Arts in front of an audience.

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University Of Oregon Immigrant Advocate | Village Movement | 'Buzz One Four'

OPB | Feb. 15, 2017 noon

The UO has appointed a resource person for undocumented and international students. A community movement to help people age in place is 15 years old. And local filmmaker Matt McCormick tells us about his his new film.

News | Nation | Think Out Loud

Talking Business | Open Signal | Oregon Supply Chain Trade | Confederate Flag

OPB | Feb. 14, 2017 noon

The latest regional business news, a new community media arts reorganization, an explanation of supply side trade, and a public school conflict over the Confederate flag.

News | Nation | Think Out Loud

Portland Landlords | Profiling Bills | Malheur Refuge Trial Jurors

OPB | Feb. 13, 2017 noon

How do Portland's landlords feel about the new renter assistance ordinance? What bills is the legislature looking at to curb racial profiling? And why did the first trial of the Malheur Refuge occupiers end in a not-guilty verdict?