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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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The $22 Billion Question: Understanding PERS

Oregon’s Public Employees Retirement System is in billions of dollars of trouble. But it's not just an abstract number: this is a story about real people’s lives and it affects all Oregonians.

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Year In Review News Roundtable

An eclectic panel joins us to discuss some of the biggest regional news stories of 2018.

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Josh Marquis | New Year's Traditions

We sit down with outgoing Clatsop County District Attorney Josh Marquis. And we hear from listeners about their New Year's traditions. 

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Child Workers | Homeless Liaison Officer | Library Management

A new report highlights the danger of children working in agriculture. A police officer in Oregon City spends his work hours helping the homeless. And a plan to eliminate damaged and underused books at the Salem library has been halted.

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Talking Business | Bike Tax | Merkley Visits Border | Long-Distance Hikers

The bike tax isn't bringing in the money it was supposed to. Sen. Jeff Merkley visited a tent encampment at the border. A Washington couple just finished a new hiking loop. And we get the latest business news.

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Christmas Tree Climate | Wash. Teacher Diversity | Prepping For 'The Big One'

How can Oregon Christmas trees be adapted to a changing climate? How are plans for responding to a major earthquake changing? Also, Washington schools are becoming more diverse, but not its teachers.

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Nursing Shortage | Methanol Plant | Alicia Jo Rabins

Oregon is experiencing a shortage of nursing faculty in programs around the state. A methanol plant is coming to the Port of Kalama. And we sit down with author Alicia Jo Rabins. 

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Sugar Shack Demolition | Homeless Vets | Police In Schools

Affordable housing will replace a former Portland strip club. Operation Welcome Home will use state lottery funds for veteran services. Portland Public Schools considers increasing police presence. 

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News Roundtable | Education And Trauma | Timbers

The news roundtable gives us opinions and analysis on this week's news. What can schools do to help kids who have experienced trauma at home? And tomorrow the Timbers will try to become league champions.

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Student Deaths | Lake Oswego City Councilor | Christmas Trees

A school district responds to student deaths by suicide. Daniel Nguyen is the first person of color on Lake Oswego's city council. We ask listeners: Do you prefer real or artificial Christmas trees?

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Murdered Indigenous Women | Violence Against Women Act | Gorge Trails | Cody Sheehy

A new report tracks indigenous women murdered in urban areas. The Violence Against Women Act will expire this month unless Congress takes action. Popular Columbia River Gorge trails reopen after the fire.

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Kate Brown | GOP Legislative Priorities | Migrant Caravan

We talk with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown about her budget and hear from state Rep. Greg Barreto on the GOP's priorities. A retired engineer from Hood River visits the caravan at the border. 

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Yemen | Religion & Climate Change | Columbia Sportswear

Columbia sportswear says the President's tariffs won't move manufacturing back to the states. Mercy Corps is helping with humanitarian efforts in Yemen. A local evangelical group is sending a policy paper to the UN Climate Change summit.

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Crabber Lawsuit | Independent Party | Mars InSight Mission

Crabbers in California and Oregon are suing fossil fuel companies. An OSU professor offered expertise to NASA's Mars InSight mission. And we talk about the future of the Independent Party of Oregon. 

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DHS Death Reporting | Youth Legal Clinic | Green Cannabis

Oregon officials aren't publishing timely reports on the deaths of children in their care. A Portland nonprofit offers legal aid to homeless youth. The cannabis industry isn't as green as you think.

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Blockchain | A Christmas Tree's Journey | Family Of Criminals

We get a lesson in blockchain and check in with the Oregon Christmas tree that's heading to the U.S. capitol. And, we sit down with journalist Fox Butterfield to learn about an Oregon crime family.

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Chronic Absenteeism

Two moms open up about their kids' chronic absenteeism. 

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News Roundtable | Remembering Mulugeta Seraw

We remember Ethiopian immigrant Mulugeta Seraw, who was murdered in southeast Portland thirty years ago. And, our news roundtable offers opinions and analysis on this week's stories.

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Lane County Opioids | Systemic Racism | Culinary Corridor

In Lane County, fentanyl use is on the rise. A consultant for Multnomah County has suggested ways to address systemic racism. And we hear from advocates trying to save Portland's culinary corridor.

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Election Breakdown | Police Monologues

The day after a midterm election, we dig into the results. The August Wilson Red Door Project has commissioned a series of monologues based on the experiences of police officers.