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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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News Roundtable | Joseph Statue | REBROADCAST: Venderia

A new bronze sculpture in Joseph, Oregon, is made by a Native American artist. We get opinions and analysis on the news of the week. And we listen back to an interview about artistic vending machines.

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Salem Update | Bus Lanes | Antarctica Solstice

A team of OSU scientists celebrates the winter solstice in Antarctica. A Portland commissioner wants dedicated bus lanes. And things are getting crazy in Salem, Oregon.

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Oregon Wedding Cake Case | Gulley Case | Climate Curriculum | Pride On The Coast

We hear about the investigation into the death of Otis "TeTe" Gulley, get the latest on the climate change curriculum at Portland Public Schools, hear about a pride celebration on the Oregon Coast and talk about the U.S. Supreme Court referring an Oregon same-sex wedding cake case back to the state courts.

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Oregon State Hospital | Constitutional Sheriffs | School Privacy | Recreation

People are waiting in jails across the state to get into the Oregon State Hospital. What is the constitutional sheriffs movement? How do schools monitor students' behavior online? And how is climate change affecting outdoor recreation?

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Stimson Lumber | Privacy Data | ICE Custody | Police Captain

Stimson Lumber is cutting jobs. Portland will use smartphone data to study transportation.A detainee died last fall at the ICE detention center in Tacoma. And we listen back to a conversation with the first transgender PPB captain.

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Talking Business | Public Defenders | Orca | Child Welfare

The Lummi Nation wants to bring an orca in a Florida aquarium home to Washington State. Members of the Child Welfare Oversight Board join us. Some public defenders are on strike. And we get the latest business news.

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Busing & Homelessness | Trans Cancer | Wolf Plan

We hear about programs to offer homeless people bus tickets out of town, "Trans Dudes With Lady Cancer" and Oregon's new wolf plan.

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News Roundtable | PERS | Native Curriculum

A new curriculum in northeastern Oregon schools teaches about the Nez Perce war.  A bill aims to address the state's PERS debt. And we round up some of the biggest news of the week.

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Public Defense | Timbers Signs | Walt Whitman

Poets in Oregon are celebrating the 200th anniversary of Walt Whitman's birth. The Timbers have banned certain political signs at games. And a bill attempts to fix Oregon's broken public defense system.

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Springfield Birth Center | Defeating Violent Extremism

Farah Pandith has theories on how governments and individuals can overcome violent extremism. Also, PeaceHealth Oregon will close the Nurse Midwifery Birth Center in Springfield.

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News Roundtable | Opioid Tapering | Death Penalty

The Oregon Health Authority will no longer require certain chronic pain patients to stop using opioids. A bill would limit when the state can use the death penalty. And we discuss the biggest news of the week.

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Tuition Increases | Trade War | REBROADCAST: Firefighters

Portland State University is raising tuition. The trade war is affecting some major Oregon industries.

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Maupin Internet | Addiction & DHS | Unity Center Union

What is the overlap between addiction and Oregon's child welfare system? Also, nurses at Unity Center for Behavioral Health are moving to unionize. And, the mayor of Maupin shares the challenges of bringing broadband to rural areas. 

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Search And Rescue | Child Welfare Funding | Teen Animator

An Oregon bill would establish a fund to support search and rescue teams. Oregon child welfare caseworkers say that they have too many cases to provide adequate care. And a 14-year-old from Beaverton has been animating since he was 7 years old. 

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News Roundtable | 'Green Nobel' Prize Winner

This hour, we get opinions and analysis on some of the biggest regional news stories from the past week and meet the winner of the "Green Nobel," Linda Garcia.

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Teacher Walkout | Formerly Homeless Family | Senior Softball

Teachers across Oregon are participating in a day of action. We listen back to a conversation with a formerly homeless family and hear our interview with an octogenarian athlete. 

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Medical Assistance For Opiate Addiction | REBROADCAST: Teva Harrison

We hear about a bill in Salem that would increase access to drugs like methadone and naloxone for those struggling with opioid addiction. And we listen back to our interview with Oregon native Teva Harrison.

Entertainment | Arts | local | NW Life | Communities | Health | Think Out Loud

Plague Practice | Church-Built Affordable Housing? | Comedian Mohanad Elshieky

This hour: public health officials train for a release of the plague, a Portland church has been trying to build affordable housing for years, and comedian Mohanad Elshieky takes the feds to task.

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News Roundtable | Norma Paulus | Healing From Trauma

A local program helps Latina immigrant women heal from trauma. Also, we'll learn more about the first woman elected as Oregon’s secretary of state. And we hear opinions on this week's biggest local news.

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Talking Business | Department Of Corrections | Oregon's Wolf Plan

Oregon has a new plan for managing wolves. Also, the head of the Oregon Department of Corrections joins us to talk about the way people housed at the Behavioral Health Unit are treated. And we get an update on the latest business news.