Sage Van Wing
Sage Van Wing

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.

Latest Stories


Graphic novel tackles life on the Canadian oil sands

Kate Beaton’s newest book is a deeply personal graphic memoir called “Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands" about the time she spent working in the oil industry in Alberta, Canada in the mid-2000s. The book is a brutally honest exploration of class, migration, misogyny, and the culture of her homeland: the island of Cape Breton, in the Atlantic province of Nova Scotia.

The world’s longest mountain biking trail cuts right through Oregon

For people who live to ride mountain bike trails through the wilderness, there is a new dream on the horizon. One day soon, it may be possible to ride all the way from the southern tip of the Baja peninsula up the west coast to the Canadian border. Gabriel Amadeus Tiller is the executive director of Orogenesis, an organization working to build this trail. They have only about 200 miles of the route left to map.

A celebration of Black punks

In 2006 Osa Atoe, a Black feminist punk living in Portland, did what felt natural in the punk scene: she started a zine. “Shotgun Seamstress” was a fanzine by, for and about Black punks that published eight issues. Now, a new book reprints all the zines in one place. Osa Atoe joins us to talk about "Shotgun Seamstress," zines and the joys of punk music.

Reynolds School District implements new curriculum and student support systems

Last year, Reynolds Middle School went back to distance learning for several days due to behavioral issues. Now the school district has a new social emotional learning curriculum to help students cope with everyday challenges. They’ve also hired social workers for each school building and have developed community partnerships for mental health services.


Heather Hansman loves skiing. In her 20s, her life revolved around the sport. Later, she covered it as a journalist. Now, she’s written a book about skiing and the people who love it, as well as the uncertain future of a sport that depends on certain weather conditions. She examines the race, class and gender inequities in the world of skiing, as well as the mental health struggles some devoted skiers face. We listen back to a conversation with Hansman about “Powder Days: Ski Bums, Ski Towns and the Future of Chasing Snow” from January.

Oregon 2022 election results round-up

We get analysis on the election results and talk with guests on a few key races, including changes to Portland city council and its charter.