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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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Foster Care Bills | PPB Cadets | Mental Health Response

A new plan for law enforcement response in Portland. Police cadets share their experiences. And legislative fixes for foster care.

Communities | Politics | Climate change | News | local | Think Out Loud

Students Protest Climate Policy | News Rountable | Transportation & Climate

We hear from Portland high school students protesting climate change, and hear from the head of the Oregon global warming commission. Plus we get opinions on regional stories from our news roundtable.

local | Politics | Health | Entertainment | Think Out Loud

Brains | Mother Road | Teaching The Holocaust

How can art help kids learn about science? What does and updated version of The Grapes of Wrath have to teach us about America today? And a new bill would require schools to teach about genocide.

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Merkley Not Running | Lower Voting Age | Diversifying Computer Science

A bill in the Legislature would send a question about lowering the voting age to the ballot. A UO professor wants to diversify computer science. And Sen. Jeff Merkley has announced he's not running for president.

local | Environment | News | Think Out Loud

Oakridge Residents Still Struggling With Snow

A foot of snow caused widespread power outages and closed the main road leading in and out of the town of Oakridge, Oregon. 

local | Politics | News | Economy | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Cannabis Export | Oakridge

The town of Oakridge is buried in snow. Oregon lawmakers would like to ship some of our extra cannabis out of state. And we get opinions and analysis on the week's news.

Animals | Arts | Economy | local | Think Out Loud

Wolf Deterrence | Economic Challenges At Private Colleges

We hear from a cattle rancher using inflatable, flailing tube men as a wolf deterrent. And ask why private, liberal arts colleges are facing such daunting economic challenges. 

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4-Year Community College Degrees | 'Good Hair'

We hear about a bill in the Oregon Legislature that would allow community colleges to offer four-year degrees, and we listen back to our interview with Kimberly Melton about her essay, "Good Hair." 

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Housing Density | Disrupted Learning | Gray Whales

Minneapolis has voted for a law that Oregon is considering, allowing triplexes in single-family neighborhoods. The teachers union says Oregon classrooms are in crisis. And a new study follows our resident gray whales.

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Non-Religious Protections | Concussions | Un-Affiliated Primaries

Portland commissioners consider adding protections for non-religious people. An investigative series looks at Oregon schools' responses to head injuries. And a legislative proposal would open the primaries to unaffiliated voters.

Health | Family | News | Parents | Think Out Loud

Oregon Lawmakers Want To Offer Home Visits To All New Parents

A bipartisan bill directs the Oregon Health Authority to explore the option of offering all Oregon families with newborns access to home visits from nurses.

local | News | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Arts Funding | Mental Health & Law Enforcement

Arts funding in Portland is about to look really different. Marion County is trying to keep people with mental health problems out of jail. And we talk about some of the biggest regional stories of the week.

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Accused Saudi | Homeless Artist | In-Home Baby Visits

A gallery displays the art of a man who died while homeless. Lawmakers consider a proposal for in-home visits for new parents. And it appears a Saudi man accused in a fatal car crash fled Oregon with help from his government.

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Foster Kids | Harbor Of Hope | Umatilla Graduation | Jail Blazers

More foster care kids are being sent out of state. The Portland Mayor talks up a new homeless shelter. Graduation rates in Umatilla have improved. What made the Jail Blazers unique?

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Vaccination Bill | Venture Capital | Prescribed Burns

A lawmaker wants to change Washington's vaccine exemption rules. A group of entrepreneurs want to change startup funding. And Oregon wants to allow more prescribed burns to reduce wildfires.

local | Business | News | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Cannabis Audit

A new audit from the secretary of state's office points to problems with the state's cannabis system. We also get opinions and analysis on some of the biggest stories of the week.

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Tribes On Climate Change | Eugene Plan | Wheeler County

Northwest tribes talk climate change. Eugene has a plan to end homelessness. And Wheeler County has been struggling with a lack of volunteer emergency responders.

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2019 Legislative Session | DRO Lawsuit | Youth Unlimited

We look ahead to Oregon's 2019 Legislative session. And we talk with an Oregon woman who has started a foster care agency to provide behavioral rehabilitation care for youth. 

News | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Syrian Stories For Young Readers

We get opinions and analysis on some of the biggest regional stories of the week. And we hear from two authors who have written books for young readers about the Syrian civil war and refugee crisis.

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Sexism In Consumer Electronics | Neighborhood Split | 'Teenage Dick'

A Bend startup alleges sexism at the Consumer Electronics Show. One Portland neighborhood has two competing neighborhood groups. A play re-imagines Shakespeare's "Richard III" in High School.