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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News Roundtable

We get opinions and analysis on some of the biggest news of the week with Camilla Mortensen, Lisa Bates, and Eric Fruits.


Urban League of Portland president & CEO Nkenge Harmon Johnson

Black community groups have a plan to dismantle racism in Oregon

A new coalition of Black-led community groups called a press conference Tuesday with Oregon elected leaders. They have developed a two-year plan to begin dismantling systemic racism in Oregon. Nkenge Harmon Johnson, president and CEO of the Urban League of Portland, is one of the organizers of today's press conference. She joins us to tell us more about the plan.

Will Portland restaurants survive the pandemic?

Some restaurants in Portland are slowly beginning to reopen. But will they be able to make money? Will they be able to hire back staff they let go? What kind of food service makes the most sense until we get a vaccine?


We listen back to a conversation with author Min Jin Lee in front of an audience at Franklin High School in January of this year. 

Schools statewide have been closed since March. This falls, some schools may reopen - but the learning experience will be very different.

Land transfer | Bias in courtrooms | Rural schools

A Portland arts center is transferring ownership of its building and land to an indigenous group. The Oregon Judicial Department is working to reduce unconscious bias. Schools across Oregon are preparing for the fall.

Protesters demonstrate against racism and police violence in front of the Mark O. Hatfield federal courthouse on July 12, 2020. Earlier in the night, federal law enforcement officers shot a demonstrator in the head with a less lethal impact munition, causing severe injury.

Journalists Covering Protests | Springfield Police Shooting | NAYA

Independent journalists have been covering nightly protests in Portland from the beginning. The Springfield police department agreed to a settlement with the family of a resident killed by officers. And the Native American Youth and Family Center recently received a new designation.