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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.

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Recent Articles

Nation | News | Arts | Think Out Loud

Portland Water | Medicaid Eligibility | Race And Casting | Architect John Yeon

OPB | 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.

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Josephine County Public Safety | Portland Police Search | Author Blake Nelson

OPB | May 22, 2017 noon

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 Loud

News Roundtable | Chronic Disease | Resistance GIS

OPB | 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.

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REBROADCAST: The Transformative Power of Physical Activity

OPB | May 17, 2017 noon

Geoff Norcross talks to three different authors about how athletic obsession can help us and hurt us.

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Oregon Budget | Douglas County Homelessness | Lidia Yuknavitch

OPB | May 16, 2017 noon

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.

News | Think Out Loud

"Swap Talk:" A Special Collaboration With KQED At 10 a.m.

OPB | May 12, 2017 10 a.m.

“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.

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Sen. Ron Wyden | News Roundtable | Colombia Photos

OPB | May 11, 2017 noon

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.

Nation | News | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Comedian Matt Braunger

OPB | May 5, 2017 noon

We discuss some of the biggest stories of the week, then we catch up with Portland-raised comedian Matt Braunger.

History | News | local | Think Out Loud

'He Wanted To Make The World A Better Place’: Remembering Ben Linder

OPB | 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.

News | Environment | Think Out Loud

Gun Bill | Environmental Anxiety | Beavers

OPB | May 4, 2017 noon

A new law would allow guns to be taken from people if they're found to be a risk to themselves or others. Also, a new podcast about climate change. And the history and biology of beavers.

Nation | News | Think Out Loud

Engineering Licenses | Portland's Japantown | James Beard Documentary

OPB | 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.

Books | Think Out Loud

Rebroadcast: 'The Book Of Unknown Americans'

OPB | May 2, 2017 noon

We listen back to an interview with Cristina Henríquez,  author of "The Book of Unknown Americans."

News | Think Out Loud

Remembering Ben Linder | A New Approach To Redistricting | Uber

OPB | May 1, 2017 noon

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 Loud

At-Risk Youth Learn Job And Design Skills At dfrntpigeon Apparel Company

OPB | 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 Loud

News Roundtable | 'Kubo And The Two Strings'

OPB | April 28, 2017 noon

We talk about some of the big stories of the week with our news roundtable, and listen back to a conversation with two of the people behind the incredible animation of "Kubo and the Two Strings."

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Siblings Find Each Other Late In Life

OPB | April 27, 2017 noon

Four siblings find each other for the first time in their 60s. Their lives have taken very different paths.

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Live From Portland Design Week

OPB | April 21, 2017 noon | Portland

"Think Out Loud" is live from the headquarters of Portland Design Week Friday, April 21, 2017.

News | local | Think Out Loud

Portland's Emergency Response | Left Lane Law | Dahlak Brathwaite

OPB | 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.

News | Think Out Loud

Talking Business | Disability Rights Lawsuit | Soul'd Out 2017

OPB | April 18, 2017 noon

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 Loud

News Roundtable | Suicides In Prison | Train Whistles In La Grande

OPB | 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.