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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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Mortgage Tax Deduction | Women's Basketball | School Boards

This hour we talk about: proposed Oregon changes to mortgage interest tax deductions, support for collegiate women's sports and the challenges of serving on a public school board. 

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Geri Richmond | Responding To White Nationalism | Kids Radio

This hour: a new toolkit to help educators respond to white nationalist recruitment; a new radio station aimed at children, and Linus Pauling Legacy Award winning UO professor Geri Richmond.

local | News | Think Out Loud

Suicide Prevention In Native Communities | News Inside Prison | Responding To Racism

Native communities try something different to prevent suicides. A new publication is aimed at informing young people in prison. And a nonprofit responds to racism in Lake Oswego.

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Mercy Corps And NASA | Cannabis Research | Relief Nurseries

Mercy Corps has teamed up with NASA to help vulnerable communities. The Tulalip Tribes is funding research on cannabis as a treatment for opioid addiction. And we learn more about relief nurseries.

Economy | NW Life | Health | Food | Think Out Loud

Oregon Wineries Quarrel Over 'Purity'

When you pick up a bottle of Willamette Valley pinot noir, have you ever wondered how much of that wine is actually from pinot noir grapes or grapes grown in the Willamette Valley?

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Talking About Suicide | Seattle Documentary | Feminism For Boys

How should the media cover suicide? Also, a documentary about homelessness in Seattle has a lot of people talking. And a local author writes a children's book about young boys' role in feminism.

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News Roundtable | 'Mother Winter'

Sophia Shalmiyev talks about her memoir "Mother Winter," and we get some opinions and analysis of some big stories from this week's news. 

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Popular Vote | Wine Standards | REBROADCAST: Oregon Symphony

Oregon looks poised to join the popular vote compact after many failed attempts. Wineries and vineyards are arguing about tightening wine standards. And we listen back to Oregon Symphony Music Director Carlos Kalmar.

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Jails | Talking Business | Rohingya Crisis

An OPB investigation looks into the numbers of people who have died while in jail in the Pacific Northwest. Also, a symposium takes up many issues around the crisis now facing Rohingya Muslims in Burma. And we get the latest business news.

News | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Chief Outlaw | Benson Coach

A recent survey revealed most Portland residents don't fully trust police. Also, we dig into some of the biggest news of the week. And we talk to the coach who led the Benson girls basketball team to state.

Economy | Politics | local | Business | News | Think Out Loud

Oregon Law Could Mean Changes For Independent Contractors

An Oregon lawmaker wants to change the way independent contractors are defined in state law. 

Entertainment | local | Books | Arts | Think Out Loud

Jacqueline Woodson At Literary Arts

Author and poet Jacqueline Woodson joins us in front of an audience at Literary Arts in downtown Portland.

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Independent Contractors | Taylor's Law

A bill would increase penalties for those convicted of selling a controlled substance which results in the death of the person who uses it. And another bill would change the definition of "independent contractor."

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News Roundtable | Death With Dignity Expansion

A bill would expand the people who can access Oregon's Death With Dignity law. And we get opinions and analysis on some of the week's big news.

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Restraint In School | Legal Records | Age Discrimination | Burger Union

Little Big Burger workers have unionized. A new bill would punish age discrimination. One public library offers access to court records. And students have been physically restrained without their parents' knowledge.

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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 | local | Politics | News | Climate change | 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.

Health | Entertainment | Politics | local | 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.

Environment | local | 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.