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Producer, Think Out Loud

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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Washington Legislature | Inclusive Sports | Pay To Play?

The Washington legislative session kicked off this week. South Salem High School has a sports program that seeks to include students with disabilities. And an OPB investigation shows out-of-state law firms are making big donations to some Oregon politicians.

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Booked And Buried

OPB and the Northwest News Network spent a year documenting the rising death toll inside county jails across Oregon and Washington.

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Catlin Gabel Lawsuit | Facebook Cable | Malheur County | Climate Anxiety

A former Catlin Gabel student sues. Facebook wants to use coastal Oregon property for an underwater cable. Malheur County has high rates of heart disease. And Oregon-based writer Emma Marris has personal advice for handling stress from climate change.  

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HIV In Newborns | Tiny Boats | REBROADCAST: Lost In The Woods

New research from OHSU could lead to a breakthrough for babies born to mothers who are HIV positive. American and Japanese schoolchildren are collaborating on a project to build and launch small boats. And we listen back to a conversation with Cody Sheehy who made his way home after getting lost in the woods at age 6.

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Vape Lawsuit | Native Languages | First Woman Bishop

An Oregon student recently filed a class action lawsuit against a vaping company. The University of Oregon has a new Native American language seminar class. The Oregon Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has elected its first female bishop. 

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The Choice To Be Childless

In her new memoir, Oregon author Jackie Shannon Hollis explores her decision not to become a mother.

Sports | Business | NW Life | Arts | local | News | Music | Health | Recreation | Politics | Think Out Loud

'Think Out Loud' Producers' Choice: Best Conversations Of 2019

The "Think Out Loud" producers choose some of their favorite interviews from 2019.

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Farmer Wage Impacts | Pageant Lawsuit | Rowing With Parkinson's

We hear about immigration and farm work, an Oregon woman who is trans is suing the Miss United States of America pageant, and a devoted rower on how Parkinson's has given him new athletic opportunities.

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Impeachment | Salem Camping | David Guterson

Oregon's Congressional delegation responds to their impeachment votes. A camping ban goes into effect in Salem. Seattle novelist David Guterson writes of hiking in the woods.

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REBROADCAST: Activism Across Generations

We listen back to a conversation about how activism has evolved over almost 50 years in an intergenerational conversation about what it takes to change the world.

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We listen back to a conversation about how American Sign Language interpretation can help people who are deaf and hard of hearing enjoy live performances.

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Farmworker Bill | Closed Primary | Washington Judge

A bill would give undocumented farmworkers a path to legal status. The Democratic Party of Oregon opts to keep its primary closed. Raquel Montoya-Lewis will soon be the first Native American on the Washington Supreme Court.

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Hood River Climate | Indigenous Curator | Fareless Transit

Hood River has passed a resolution recognizing a global climate crisis. The Washington County Museum has an exhibit about the Kalapuya tribe. Kansas City will eliminate transit fares — we'll find out how.

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Foster Care | Police Wellness | Amazon | Voles

OPB reporter Lauren Dake fills us in on new reporting on for-profit facilities where foster kids were sent out of state. Also, the Bend Police Department offers wellness classes, what it's like to work at a local the Amazon warehouse, and voles cause a lot of problems for local farmers.

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Portland Police And Fire Unions | Umatilla Warming Shelter | Cyclocross

Portland police and fire unions have concerns about a new approach to non-emergency calls. A local woman is competing in the National Cyclocross Championship. The Umatilla Indian Reservation has opened a warming shelter.

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Dams | REBROADCAST: News Inside | Deschutes Library

What are the different environmental and cultural issues at stake for dams? How has the massive population growth in Central Oregon affected public resources like the libraries? And we listen back to a conversation about news in prison.

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News Roundtable | Cave Junction | Cowboy Poetry

The city of Cave Junction may let a volunteer citizen-safety group monitor surveillance cameras. An Oregon poet just won an award for her cowboy poetry. And we get opinions and analysis on the week's news.

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Sondland Response | Neighborhood Groups | Local Rapper | Sci-Fi

How does Portland relate to neighborhood watch programs? What can science fiction teach us about our world? Also, Ambassador Sondland responds to sexual misconduct allegations. And rapper who grew up in Warm Springs receives acclaim. 

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Sondland Accusers | Young People Respond To Impeachment | Traffic Stops

How do young Oregonians view the impeachment proceedings? Also, three women accuse Ambassador Sondland of inappropriate sexual conduct. And new data shows evidence of racial disparity in traffic stops by Portland Police Bureau and Hillsboro Police Department.

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News Roundtable | Lindy West: 'The Witches Are Coming'

Seattle writer Lindy West's new book aims to reclaim the word "witches." Also, we get opinions an analysis on some of the biggest news of the week.