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.
Nation | News | Arts | Think Out LoudOPB | May 23, 2017 noon
Oregon may be spending millions on people who are not eligible for Medicaid benefits. A Portland producer was denied the rights to a play, in a dispute over casting and race. And a new exhibit features Oregon architect John Yeon.
Voters in Josephine County finally passed a public safety levy. Also, we continue our series of conversations about Portland's next police chief. And we talk to local author Blake Nelson.
Politics | News | local | Think Out LoudOPB | May 19, 2017 noon
Our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest stories of the week. We also find out what Oregon is doing to address high rates of chronic disease, and we hear how activists are using geographic data.
Geoff Norcross talks to three different authors about how athletic obsession can help us and hurt us.
On the show today: The latest Oregon economic forecast, a new novel by Lidia Yuknavitch, and an overview of the homeless situation in Douglas County.
“Swap Talk” will air live on OPB and KQED at 10 a.m., providing a chance for Oregon public broadcasting listeners to talk to people in the Bay Area about how the new federal administration is impacting their world.
Sen. Ron Wyden discusses the firing of the FBI director. Our news roundtable takes up the biggest news of the week. And a local photographer shares his experiences in Colombia documenting the demobilization of guerilla fighters there.
History | News | local | Think Out LoudOPB | April 28, 2017 midnight
On April 28, 1987, Oregonian Ben Linder was working on a small hydroelectric dam in rural Nicaragua when he was killed by the Contras — anti-government forces armed and trained by the U.S. government.
Nation | News | Think Out LoudOPB | May 3, 2017 noon
An Oregon man who has an engineering degree from Sweden has been fined for practicing engineering without a license. We learn about Portland's Japantown before WWII, and about a new documentary on Oregon-born food writer James Beard.
We hear about Oregonian Ben Linder, who was killed in Nicaragua in 1987. We'll also talk about a new plan to redraw Oregon's legislative districts and Uber's communication strategy.
NW Life | local | Arts | News | Think Out LoudOPB | April 21, 2017 12:30 p.m. | Portland
The nonprofit New Avenues for Youth and the branding agency AKQA partnered up and created a company called dfrntpigeon. It's run by at-risk and homeless youth.
News | local | Think Out LoudOPB | April 19, 2017 noon
How can Portland's emergency response improve? Should the left lane on the highway be restricted to passing only? Then, we talk with hip-hop artist Dahlak Brathwaite.
We get business news from the editor of the "Portland Business Journal," then turn to a new lawsuit brought by disability rights advocates. We end the hour with a preview of the Soul'd Out music festival.
Nation | News | Think Out LoudOPB | April 14, 2017 noon
We discuss some of the biggest stories of the week. Then, we look into a spike in inmate suicides in Washington. We'll also hear about an effort to silence train whistles in La Grande.