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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

Energy | NW Life | News | Nation | Politics | Transportation | Think Out Loud

Dennis Richardson | Albina Ministerial Alliance | Water Treatment | Transit Security

OPB | 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. 

News | Think Out Loud

Swimming In The Willamette | Cyberbullying | Cycling With Disabilities

OPB | July 24, 2017 noon

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 Loud

Moda | History Of The Piano | Romeo And Juliet Redux

OPB | 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.

Think Out Loud

SW Washington Homelessness | For-Profit Colleges | Seattle Income Tax

OPB | July 19, 2017 noon

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.

News | Think Out Loud

'American Eclipse': Journalist David Baron On The Eclipse Of 1878

OPB | July 18, 2017 noon

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.

News | Think Out Loud

Police Prosecution | Wolf Compensation | Peer Support

OPB | July 17, 2017 noon

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.

Books | local | NW Life | Think Out Loud

Life Inside The Multnomah County Library

OPB | July 13, 2017 noon | Portland

"Think Out Loud" spends a day talking to people at the Central Branch of the Multnomah County Library.

Think Out Loud

Talking Business | Salmon, Dams And Climate Change | Drug Bill | Security Cameras

OPB | July 11, 2017 noon | Portland

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 Loud

News Roundtable | Portland Hate Crimes | Montavilla Homeless

OPB | 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.

Think Out Loud

Legislative Update | Cafe Con Pan | Prisoner Art

OPB | July 5, 2017 noon

What the state Legislature got done over the holiday weekend. Also, police in Medford are reaching out to the immigrant community. And a Portland art exhibit highlights the work of prisoner artists.

News | Nation | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Rainbow Gathering | Summer Music

OPB | 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. 

Arts | News | Think Out Loud

REBROADCAST: Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith

OPB | July 3, 2017 noon

Tracy K. Smith was just named Poet Laureate.

News | local | Think Out Loud

Oil Trains | Minimum Wage | Willamette River Greenways

OPB | 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 Loud

Hanford Cleanup | Social Studies Bill | Finicum Shooting | Opioid Crisis

OPB | 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.

Think Out Loud

Possible Wash. Government Shutdown | Untested Rape Kits | Geriatric Medicine

OPB | June 27, 2017 noon

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. 

Think Out Loud

Rebroadcast: Life And Forgiveness After 21 Years In Prison

OPB | June 19, 2017 noon

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 Loud

Legislative Update | Ghost Town Odes | Sage Grouse Agreement

OPB | June 12, 2017 noon

How do you describe a ghost town?

News | Nation | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Bartending Competition | Senator Lew Frederick

OPB | 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.

Politics | News | local

'OPB Politics Now': How Oregon Plans To Fill A $1.4 Billion Budget Gap

OPB | June 8, 2017 2:24 p.m.

We discuss the latest revenue-raising and cost-cutting proposals in Salem to close the $1.4 billion budget gap.

News | Nation | Think Out Loud

Mug Shots | Transportation Plan | Jewish Museum

OPB | 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.