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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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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. 

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Oregon's Impeachment Reactions

What has made the biggest impression on you over the last two weeks of impeachment trials?

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UO Black Cultural Center | Student Newspaper | Gender Nonbinary | Climate Case

The University of Oregon has a new Black Cultural Center. Fourth graders in Salem have started a school newspaper. A nonbinary person was denied a petition to change their gender in Lane County. And the Oregon Supreme Court held arguments in a high school.

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Demolition | Premature Birth | Hamilton Fish And Impeachment

Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish's father played a key role in the Nixon impeachment process. Is Portland following its demolition inspection ordinance? A new study shows Oregon is doing relatively well on premature birth rates, except among women of color. 

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Dinners In Parks | Central Oregon Editor | Tribal Liaison

New permits will be required to provide free food in public parks. Several Central Oregon newspapers have a new editor. And the Washington State Historical Society has hired a tribal liaison.

News | Transportation | Environment | Politics | local | Think Out Loud

The Present And Future Of Interstate 5

As Portland's population grows, bringing more cars, more traffic and more greenhouse gas emissions, what’s the future of the biggest interstate that cuts through the heart of the city?

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Gert Boyle | Sea Urchins | Sex Education

Kelp and other marine life are overwhelmed with purple sea urchins taking over the West Coast. The Hillsboro School District adds new topics to their sex education program, but some parents aren't happy with the changes. And we remember Columbia Sportswear's longtime chairwoman Gert Boyle.

News | Agriculture | local | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Apples & Tariffs | Missing Persons

How does law enforcement respond to missing persons reports? How have tariffs affected one Northwest apple farmer? Also, we get opinions and analysis on the week's news.

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The Slants | Rodeo | Diversifying Construction | Trust In News

The band The Slants plays its last show this weekend. A native rodeo rider from Oregon comes from a long family tradition. Metro wants to diversify construction crews on publicly funded projects. Readers are more likely to trust journalism that takes them somewhere.

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Earthquake Communication | Egyptian Runner | Rothko Documentary

Our basic communication structure will be affected when a catastrophic earthquake hits. A disability rights advocate from Egypt is in Oregon on a fellowship. There's a new documentary about painter Mark Rothko.  

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News Roundtable | Beth Piatote: The Beadworkers

We get opinions and analysis on some of the biggest stories of the week. Also, a new short story collection looks at the life of Pacific Northwest Native Americans.

Entertainment | local | Recreation | Communities | Think Out Loud

Pedestrian Deaths | Stumptown Series | Pumpkin Boats

We get an analysis of pedestrian deaths through an equity lens and a breakdown of the TV series, "Stumptown." Also, an introduction to the world of giant pumpkin growing and boat racing in those giant pumpkins.  

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Home Funerals | Recovery High School | Vaping Ban

We'll find out more about Oregon's new flavored vape ban. Also, a new website helps people who want to take funerals into their own hands. And a high school helps students who are in recovery from addiction. 

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NASA Climate Director | Native American Play | ODOT Director

What can we learn about climate change from space? Also, a new play at Oregon Shakespeare Festival takes up Native American history. And the new director of the Oregon Department of Transportation tells us about the Interstate 5 expansion.

Communities | local | Environment | Science | Animals | Think Out Loud

Exquisite Creatures | Deafness, Identity And Voice

Oregon-based artist Christopher Marley makes art from dead creatures. Filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky's new film explores her son's deafness.