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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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Drug Convictions | Mohamed Asem's New Memoir

Changes to drug laws in Multnomah County and the state have reduced the racial disparity in convictions. And we sit down with Portland author Mohamed Asem.

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Protest Ordinance | Flu Season | Portland City Council

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler plans to introduce an ordinance limiting protests. A new study looks at how viruses behave in different places. We talk with the two candidates running for Portland City Council.

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Protest Clash | Death Penalty | Clean Energy Initiative

Right-wing and left-wing groups clash in Portland. The Washington state supreme court abolishes the death penalty. And we hear from the campaigns for and against the Portland Clean Energy Initiative.

News | Election | Politics | Think Out Loud

Interview With Kate Brown | News Roundtable

We wrap up our series of gubernatorial candidate conversations, and our panel of news watchers take up this week's big stories. 

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Klamath County Health Award | Project 75 | Patrick Starnes

Klamath County wins a "Culture of Health" prize. We look back at a program that brought African-American students to the University of Oregon. We continue our gubernatorial candidate conversations.

News | local | Think Out Loud

Wildfire Reporting | Self-Experimentation | Carolyn Long

We hear about learning to live with the "new normal" when it comes to wildfire and what it's like to conduct psychology experiments on yourself. We also talk with the Democrat running in Washington's third Congressional district. 

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Clark College Diversity | Hoax In Academia | Knute Buehler

Clark College has a new effort to champion diversity. Three academic writers created an elaborate hoax. And we kick-off our series of gubernatorial candidate conversations. 

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Grocery Tax Ban | Jeff Goodell On Climate Change

Measure 103 would amend the Oregon Constitution to bar taxes on food sales. And science writer Jeff Goodell talks with us about the greatest threat from climate change: rising sea water.

NW Life | Nation | Think Out Loud

Oregon Groundbreakers Share Their Vision

Five Oregon innovators sit down with host Dave Miller in front of an audience and talk about their blue sky vision and what drives them.

News | Think Out Loud

Abortion Measure | Talking Business | TriMet Fare Enforcement

Measure 106 would prohibit state funding for most abortions. A Multnomah County judge ruled that a TriMet fare enforcement check was unconstitutional. And we'll discuss the latest regional business news. 

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Urinary Incontinence | Portlandathon | Shakespeare In Prison

Urinary incontinence isn't something women should simply deal with. A Portland-area race organizer saves the Portland marathon. And the Coffee Creek women's prison puts on "Twelfth Night."

News | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Ural Thomas

Our rotating panel of news watchers takes up some of the biggest stories of the week. And we sit down with Portland soul singer Ural Thomas to talk about his career and upcoming album.

News | local | Think Out Loud

Inactive Voters | Mental Health Alliance | Recovery Farm

Oregon's secretary of state is reaching out to inactive voters via Facebook. The Mental Health Alliance wants input on police use of force. And, a farm in Carlton helps men recovering from addiction.

News | local | Think Out Loud

Surviving Hiroshima | Escaping The Nazis

We listen back to conversations with two women who survived the horrors of World War II and later made new lives in Oregon. One escaped the Holocaust, the other was in Hiroshima the day the bomb was dropped.

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News Roundtable | Sanctuary State Ballot Measure

We listen to arguments for and against Ballot Measure 105, which would repeal Oregon's 31-year-old sanctuary law. Also, our news roundtable discusses this week's biggest stories. 

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Indigenous Nations Studies | Student Dress Code | Oregon Teacher Salaries | Hospital Safety

We take up Oregon's first bachelor's degree in Native American studies; a national high school dress code, teacher salaries; and a new effort to prevent violence against hospital staff.

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News Roundtable | Vote-By-Mail History | Suicide Survivor Stories

Oregonians have been able to vote-by-mail for 20 years now. A new art projects features stories from survivors of suicide attempts. And our news roundtable offers opinions and analysis of some of the week's biggest stories.

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Innocence Project | Josephine County | Life Expectancy | Smoke Summit

This hour: The Innocence Project helps release a man from prison; Josephine County's challenge to marijuana law; a report on life expectancy across the state; and a summit on smoke in Southern Oregon.

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Chronic Absenteeism | Carbon Neutral Buildings | Micah Camden

We learn about a new plan to address chronic absenteeism in Oregon schools and a recent pledge by the city of Portland to make new buildings carbon neutral by 2030. Also, we sit down with Portland restauranteur Micah Camden. 

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News Roundtable | Airbnb | FEMA Youth Council

Most of Portland's short term rentals are operating illegally. FEMA has created a council of young people to create solutions to emergency preparedness. And we discuss the biggest news of the week with our news roundtable.