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.
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.
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.
local | News | Think Out LoudOPB | 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.
Nation | News | Think Out LoudOPB | 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.
Nation | News | Think Out LoudOPB | 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?
Oregon's attorney general joins the show to talk about her role and how Donald Trump's presidency is changing how she does her job. Also, the Portland International Film Festival turns 40 this year.
Seattle approves legal injection sites for heroin users. The Umatilla County Sheriff is taking care of 200 neglected cows. And we talk to the Gresham Mayor who has been in office for 11 years.
A well-known scientist says scientists need to be more human in a "post-truth world." Portland opens a psychiatric emergency room. And the state gives out grants to log juniper — we'll find out how it works.
Nation | News | Think Out LoudOPB | Feb. 1, 2017 noon
Oregon state house reporters give us the lay of the land on this first day of the 2017 legislative session. We hear how Oregon farmers may be affected by changing immigration policy. And a new study offers a unique approach to managing sea lions.
local | News | Think Out LoudOPB | Jan. 31, 2017 noon
We learn about the art in the Portland Winter Light Festival. We're joined by LAIKA creatives to hear about the studio's Oscar-nominated "Kubo and the Two Strings." And we explore what the State Innovation Exchange is all about.
We talk to a green card holder, a refugee, and two naturalized citizens about their fears and experiences since President Trump issued an executive order on Friday severely restricting immigration from seven Muslim majority countries.
Nation | News | Think Out LoudOPB | Jan. 27, 2017 noon
The weekly news roundtable mulls this busy week of news. Also, we ask one high school principal why her graduation rates soar, while the rest of the state founders. And we look at a new state bill that would cover women's healthcare.
How will the end of the TPP affect Oregon businesses? What is Portland's relationship like with our sister cities? What do we know about President Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees?
Nation | News | Think Out LoudOPB | Jan. 24, 2017 noon
How could local hospitals be affected by changes to the Affordable Care Act? What will Douglas County do without libraries? And what does the Quran have to say about modern day American life?
What do insurance companies think about possible changes to the Affordable Care Act? What do we all think about how Oregon dealt with the recent winter weather? And how is it that Antarctic ice could be growing, even if the climate is warming?
Our death penalty series continues with a conversation with someone who oversaw executions as part of his job. We also talk to author Roxane Gay.