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Sarah Jane Rothenfluch


Sarah Jane Rothenfluch is the executive editor of News for OPB and the executive producer of both Think Out Loud and State of Wonder. Sarah has been with OPB since Think Out Loud began in 2008. Recently she's also enjoyed working with April Baer on the creation of the weekly arts show State of Wonder. She moved to Portland from San Diego where she worked for the NPR/PBS affiliate, KPBS. During her three years there she worked as the station's special projects producer and as the senior producer of their daily show, These Days. Originally from Canada, Sarah spent a number of years at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as a producer for numerous national shows, including This Morning, Sunday Morning and Richler on Radio. She also spent five years as a television field producer for TVOntario.

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Recent Articles

Think Out Loud

Listening Back To College In Prison

OPB | Dec. 26, 2014 12:06 p.m.

FRIDAY: We revisit our show from inside the Oregon State Penitentiary where we learned about the College Inside program.

Think Out Loud

Joshua Wolf Shenk Looks At The Power Of Creative Pairs

OPB | Sept. 24, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Shenk's new book "Powers of Two" analyzes how creativity and innovation work in partnership.

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Calvin Trillin Talks About Politics And Family At Literary Arts

OPB | Sept. 8, 2014 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: Calvin Trillin was the first speaker in the Literary Arts lecture series 30 years ago. He joins us today to talk about his writing career.

Think Out Loud

The Realities of Depression

OPB | Aug. 13, 2014 12:20 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: In the wake of Robin Williams' death, we'll explore what it's like to live with depression.

Think Out Loud

Rowena Fire

OPB | Aug. 6, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We get the latest on the Columbia Gorge fire that has caused evacuations in the Oregon town of Rowena.

Think Out Loud

Rebroadcast: Julia Alvarez At Literary Arts

OPB | July 4, 2014 12:06 p.m.

FRIDAY: Dave Miller talks to Dominican-American author, Julia Alvarez, at Literary Arts.

NW Life | Books | local

Sebastian Junger Explores Why Soldiers Miss War In 'Korengal'

OPB | June 27, 2014 midnight

Sebastian Junger's new documentary Korengal premiered in Portland recently. Junger sits down to talk about his new film and discuss larger questions about war.

Think Out Loud

Going To College Inside Prison

OPB | June 12, 2014 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: During finals week, we go inside the Oregon State Penitentiary to find out about the College Inside program.

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Sebastian Junger Talks About Korengal

OPB | June 4, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY JUNE 4: Award-winning journalist, Sebastian Junger, talks about Korengal, his new documentary about the Afghanistan War.

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Former Blazers Coach Jack Ramsay Dies At 89

OPB | April 28, 2014 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: Jack Ramsay died at his home in Naples, Fla. on Monday. We'll talk about his basketball legacy in Portland.

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Jian Ghomeshi Dishes On Q

OPB | April 25, 2014 12:30 p.m.

FRIDAY: Jian Ghomeshi, the host of CBC Radio's program Q, is in town for a special taping of their show. He joins us to talk about his story and the success of Q.

Think Out Loud

The Choice To Birth Out-Of-Hospital

OPB | April 16, 2014 12:25 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Where did you choose to birth your child, and why?

Think Out Loud

Fighting For Transgender Housing At George Fox

OPB | April 9, 2014 12:40 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Jayce is a female-to-male transgender student at George Fox University. Should he be able to live with male friends on campus?

Think Out Loud

Live At Literary Arts With Julia Alvarez

OPB | April 3, 2014 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: Dave Miller talks to Dominican-American author, Julia Alvarez, at Literary Arts today.

Think Out Loud

Talking Business

OPB | April 1, 2014 12:45 p.m.

TUESDAY: Scott Nelson, the Oregonian's business editor, talks about the stories that are capturing his attention.

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The Best Way To Memorize

OPB | March 31, 2014 12:30 p.m.

MONDAY: What's the best way to memorize something? Following the US Memory Championship, an expert shares his strategies.

Books

Author Phil Klay, Local Veterans Discuss 'Redeployment' And Returning Home

OPB | March 26, 2014 midnight

Think Out Loud invited veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to join in conversation with author Phil Klay. Together they explored what it meant to return home after war.

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Oregonian Plans New System For Compensating Reporters

OPB | March 25, 2014 12:06 p.m.

Reporters soon will be compensated based on how their stories play online.

Think Out Loud

108 Unaccounted For In Washington Landslide

OPB | March 24, 2014 12:06 p.m.

The number of people unaccounted for in the Snohomish County landslide is described as "soft" but the situation is grim.

Arts | NW Life | local | Think Out Loud

The Lives Inside Oregon's Rummer Homes

OPB | March 20, 2014 12:15 p.m.

THURSDAY: Think Out Loud is exploring life inside a Rummer home and the legacy of its builder. In anticipation, we tour four Rummer homes in the Oak Hills neighborhood.