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.

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Washington ballot roundup

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is seeking a third term this year, as are the incumbent secretary of state and attorney general. Olympia reporter Austin Jenkins walks us through some of the big races on the ballot in Washington this election.


William Deresiewicz’s new book details just how bad our economy is for artists

Even before the pandemic, it wasn’t easy to make a living as an artist in the United States. The digital economy has certainly made it easier to reach an audience, but it presents a number of other challenges. Portlander William Deresiewicz’s new book, "The Death of an Artist," chronicles the economic threats to art and artists in the U.S. today.

Northwest group brings Black law enforcement officers together

The Northwest chapter of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives has been around for over 20 years, but they’ve been especially busy this year. The group has held a number of events for Black law enforcement officers to get together and share their feelings about doing the work of law enforcement in a summer of social justice reckoning. In addition, the group has organized trainings for members and for some local police departments.

Uncertainty surrounds death of antifa shooting suspect

It might never be possible to determine exactly what happened in the estimated 15 seconds of gunfire that left self-described antifa activist Michael Reinoehl dead last month. A new report from ProPublica and OPB details what we do know from eye witness accounts. OPB reporter Conrad Wilson fills us in.

Chloe Eudaly and Mingus Mapps vie for Portland City Commissioner

When Chloe Eudaly beat then-Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick four years ago, it was the first time in many years an incumbent had lost a race. But now Eudaly faces a runoff election from challenger Mingus Mapps, who has earned many prominent endorsements.

Portland mayoral candidates debate policing, budgets and more

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler is running for a second term, marking the first time in decades a Portland mayor has done so. He's challenged by Sarah Iannarone. And the race comes at pivotal time for the city: The coronavirus pandemic has radically altered the city’s budget, ongoing racial justice protests have raised questions about the city’s relationship with policing, and Portland has become a touchstone in the national election. We hear from Iannoarone and Wheeler about their visions for the city moving forward.

Cruiser no longer has a herd.


Wild horses are the stuff of American myth — but unbeknownst to some, large herds of mustangs still roam the West today. In fact, the Bureau of Land Management has attempted to control wild horse numbers for decades with a costly program of roundups and long-term holding that its critics view as mismanaged. We’ll listen back to a conversation with Dave Philipps about his 2017 book, "Wild Horse Country," dives into the history, the myth and the future of wild horses in the West.

What the Forest Service can learn from Indigenous fire management

The ancestral lands of the Karuk Tribe in Northern California are burning. They used to burn a lot more frequently. That’s because, before the land was stolen, and managed by private landowners and the federal government, the Indigenous people who lived there set fires on the land themselves.

Vaccine research and development in the Pacific Northwest

Researchers around the world are busy trying to develop a vaccine for COVID-19. How safe is the vaccine research? How many vaccines will we eventually get, and how effective will they be? How will the vaccines be distributed? Three leading scientists from the Pacific Northwest will help us understand the vaccine research and development process.

REBROADCAST: The mathematical beauty of origami

We listen back to a conversation with Robert J. Lang, a leading origami artist and former physicist for NASA. He came to town in the fall of 2019 for the Pacific Coast OrigamiUSA Convention. We talked with Lang about how the mathematics and beauty behind origami can be used to solve real-world problems.