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Julie Sabatier


Julie Sabatier is a producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting's daily talk show, "Think Out Loud."

Julie joined the "Think Out Loud" team 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.

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Recent Articles

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News Roundtable | Teen Dad

We discuss the biggest headlines from this week. Also, teen dad Uhusti Gause shares his story and how having his son at the age of 15 had a positive influence on his life. 

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Teen Dad Determined To Be Active In His Child's Life

When he was 15, Uhusti Gause became a dad. He says having a son has changed him for the better.

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Water Toxin Update | Paraplegic Mountaineer | Deaf Arts Film Festival

We talk to the first paraplegic woman to summit Mount Hood. And a Portland deaf musician has organized the Northwest's first Deaf Arts Festival. 

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Activism Across Generations

How has activism has evolved over almost 50 years? We host an intergenerational conversation about what it takes to change the world.

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News Roundtable | Better Policing | Hermiston Valedictorian

We discuss some of this week's biggest headlines. A new committee aims to improve community-engaged policing. And we talk to Marvin Hozi, an Iraqi refugee who is now a valedictorian at Hermiston HS.

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Reparations | Animated TV | Basketball Coach

A Portland studio makes animated TV shows. A local activist gathers people together to talk about reparations. And a high school boys basketball team has a female coach for the first time since the 1930s.

Sports | local | Communities | Think Out Loud

Colorado Baker | Portland Pickles | Public Records | Implicit Bias

We talk with law professor Jim Oleske; the Portland Pickles' co-owner; the new state public records advocate; and a deputy chief at the Portland Police Bureau involved in implicit bias training.

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News Roundtable | Vaccination Rates | MAX Attack

We get a range of opinions on some of the big stories of the week. Also, more Oregon parents are opting their kindergartners out of required  vaccinations. And we talk to one of the teen girls harassed on a MAX train one year ago.

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Talking Business | Menstruation While Homeless | High School Sexual Violence

A Portland nonprofit distributes menstrual products to homeless women. Students at Grant High School want the administration to respond to sexual violence. And we get the latest business news.

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News Roundtable | Prom

We take up some of the biggest news of the week. And we talk about prom — what does this rite of passage mean in our world today?

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Baby Owls | Ride-Hailing Company Regulations | PSU Student Body President

Also, the Portland City Council may create a board to regulate Lyft and Uber drivers. And Portland State University students recently elected an undocumented student to be their new president.

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News Roundtable | Battle Of Books | Cybercrime

We hear analysis of this week's headlines. Also, Oregon school districts have pulled out of the Battle of the Books because of a book about a transgender teen. And the FBI tells us about combating cybercrime. 

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Politics | Recyling | Diversity Outdoors

Will the threat of fines stop people from throwing trash into the recycling? Also, a retiring ranger pushes to get more kids of color outdoors. And we preview the upcoming legislative special session.

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Chetco Bar Salvage Logging | App For Plus-Sized Portlanders | Legal Rights For Animals

This hour we hear about: salvage logging in SW Oregon, an app that to help plus-sized people navigate public spaces, and a case that takes up whether animals can sue for damages in civil lawsuits. 

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News Roundtable | Lawyers Who Represent Foster Kids

News watchers weigh in on some of the week's big stories. And we learn about the lax rules for lawyers who represent foster kids, and the pilot program that seems to be making a difference.

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REBROADCAST: Wild Horse Country

We listen back to our conversation about the costly and controversial issue of controlling wild horse populations in the West.

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Talking Business | Small Town Permits | Eugene Auditor Measures

Eugene voters will decide how their city auditor is selected. Small town mayors across the state are upset about a new Oregon DOJ ruling. And we get the latest business news.

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Ashland Housing | Overdose Deaths | Portland Housing | Sex Trafficking Law

Jackson County has seen a spike in suspected opioid related deaths recently. Also, we learn about a new law aimed at shutting down sex traffickers, a plan to bring African American families back to North and Northeast Portland, and possible workforce housing in Ashland.

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Oregon Ballot Overview | Mentally Ill In Prison | Burgerville Vote | Hiking Trail Limits

What are we voting on this primary season? Also, an update on the conditions of mentally ill inmates at Oregon State Penitentiary, a union vote at Burgerville and restricting access to national forest lands.

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News Roundtable | White Allies | Immigration Legal Aid

 A workshop teaches white Portlanders to talk to other white people about race. The US Justice Department has stopped funding a program that provides legal aid to people in immigration detention centers. And we'll take up the news of the week.