Julie Sabatier is a podcast producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting.
Julie first joined OPB as a producer for "Think Out Loud" in 2008. She was also the creator and host of the public radio show and podcast "Rendered" until the show retired in 2015. Julie previously worked as the staff writer for Just Out, reported for Willamette Week, served as podcast producer for Bitch Magazine and produced stories for "The Splendid Table," NPR and "99% Invisible."
Julie graduated from Oberlin College with a bachelor’s degree in English. She grew up in Baltimore, Maryland.
New book by Oregon journalist focuses on religious extremism
Portland journalist Leah Sottile’s book “When the Moon Turns to Blood” centers on the case of Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell. The couple will be on trial next year, accused of killing two of Vallow’s children whose bodies were found in Daybell’s backyard. But the book is about much more than just true crime.
New Portland partnership aims to help BIPOC students and college graduates
First-generation college students and new graduates entering the workforce might not be aware of certain “unwritten rules,” especially if they are one of very few BIPOC employees at a company or organization. Helping people learn that information is the idea behind a new collaboration.
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Addiction recovery services receive funding from M110
In 2020, Oregonians passed Measure 110, which decriminalized small amounts of illegal drugs and directed more money to addiction recovery services. Two years later, the bulk of the money for the first budget cycle has finally been distributed.
‘Motherhood’ exhibit features paintings celebrating Black mothers
We hear from the artist and curator behind the show as well as another artist whose paintings are featured in “Motherhood.”
New research focuses on resilience of Oregon’s coastal roads and bridges
Researchers at Oregon State University used computer modeling to assess the resilience of roads and bridges on the Oregon coast and how this critical infrastructure would fare in the event of a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake.
More Oregon colleges are hiring their first Black leaders
Several colleges and universities in Oregon recently announced new leaders, and many of the people hired for those positions are also the institutions’ first Black president.
Portland mayor declares gun violence and homeless emergencies
Portland’s new Community Safety Division is leading efforts to address both homelessness and gun violence. We hear from Mike Myers, the leader of that division.
New memoir ‘Red Paint’ draws inspiration from punk rock and Indigenous ancestry
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Oregon’s community colleges see falling enrollment but some hope on the horizon
Community colleges have seen enrollment drop during the pandemic, but these institutions have a key role to play in Oregon’s pandemic recovery.