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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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Tenants & Landlords | Book Recommendations | Sallie Tisdale

State and local leaders are working to protect renters. Bookstore owners share reading recommendations. Portland writer Sallie Tisdale shares her strategies for surviving the pandemic. And Portland has one of the longest standing female football teams in the country.

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Remote Learning | Animal-Human Disease Transfer | Machine Learning

Schools across the state are trying to figure out distance learning. How can diseases jump from bats to humans? And scientists at OSU are working on a project to help machines learn the same way babies do.

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Oregon Governor | Domestic Violence | Fossil Mayor | Timbers Player

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown joins us to talk about life during the coronavirus pandemic. Domestic violence advocates are concerned about an increase in calls. The mayor of Fossil tells us how her small town is handling the pandemic. And a Timbers player tells us what his days look like. 

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Epidemic Executive Order | Restaurants | Childcare

We hear about Gov. Kate Brown's latest orders on the pandemic, how restaurants are handling closures and what Oregon families need to know about childcare during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

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News Roundtable | Recovery | Diesel Emissions

We get opinions and analysis on the big news this week. Also, people who are in addiction recovery often rely on in-person meetings to stay sober. And environmental advocates are calling on state regulators to restrict diesel emissions.

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Meals On Wheels | People Helping People | Oregon Courts

We hear how Meals on Wheels is continuing its work amid this public health crisis, how people are rallying to help those in need in their communities, and the effect of coronavirus on court proceedings.

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Homeless Organizing | Kids At Home | Mental Health | Airport Workers

How are homeless folks responding to coronavirus? What are you doing to keep your kids entertained and busy? How will social distancing affect people facing mental health challenges? Airport workers are asking for better sick leave policies.

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Community Health | Sick Leave | COVID-19 & Live Music | Soils & Climate Change

What’s happening with parks, homeless shelters, libraries and jails in Multnomah County? How does sick leave work in this time? How will the coronavirus affect live music? And what does soil have to do with climate change? 

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News Roundtable | School Closures

We talk with Portland Public Schools about the governor's school closure announcement. And our news roundtable takes up COVID-19 and other stories of the week.

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Communicating About COVID-19 | Flood Damage In Eastern Oregon | New Deal Art

We get the latest updates on coronavirus in Oregon. Also, how could scientists communicating about science — and specifically the risks from the COVID-19 virus — be improved? And we find out how Umatilla county is recovering from extensive flood damage last month.

Environment | News | local | Politics | Think Out Loud

Unproductive Legislative Session | Coronavirus Updates | Clam Gardens

What happened and didn't happen during Oregon's short and unproductive legislative session? And we get the latest on what Oregon and Washington are doing about coronavirus. Also, we learn what a clam garden is and how it reflects climate change policy.

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News Roundtable | Snake River Dams | Immigrant Children

Snake River Dams likely won't be removed. What does that mean for Northwest salmon and orca? A Willamette University professor gives us an update on conditions for immigrant children in the U.S. and south of the border. And we get opinions and analysis on some big stories from our news roundtable.

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Oregon Lottery | Coal Lawsuit | Police Discipline

How is Oregon's new online betting program going? Also, inland states are challenging Washington state's decision to impede a terminal that would export their coal. And a new Oregon law would change the way police discipline works.

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What Coronavirus Means For Workers And Employers In Oregon

If you're sick, stay home! That's the advice from public health officials about the new coronavirus. But what does that mean in practical terms for workers and employers?

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Coronavirus | Teaching Against Hate | Klamath Falls Cemetery

What can workers and employers do in the face of the new coronavirus? How is Portland State University responding? Also, a Portland rabbi is educating people about hate speech. And the community of Klamath Falls wants to save its cemetery.

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COVID-19 Health Update | Copyright Protections

What precautions are being taken locally to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus and what are the current recommendations? Also, creators and librarians are at odds over copyright law.

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REBROADCAST: Labor Trafficking | REBROADCAST: Census 2020 | Leap Day

Oregon’s Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum recently created a new task force to address labor abuse. Oregon wants to be sure historically under-counted communities are included in the 2020 census. And we hear about a curious leap day tradition.

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Oregon Legislative Update | Mount St. Helens Art | Opera For Everyone

Oregon's short legislative session is nearly halfway over. A new exhibit at the Portland Art Museum focuses on Mount St. Helens. And a bill in Washington would ban discrimination based on hairstyles.

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Search And Rescue | Doulas | Dental Care

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office wants to change the way they do search and rescue. A new program aims to create mid-level dental practitioners. And a local doula group works specifically with black and indigenous women.

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Public Charge Rule | Concordia Closure | Eastern Oregon Flooding

A controversial rule affecting immigrants seeking green cards will go into effect later this month. A student is suing Concordia University after it suddenly announced its closure. And we hear how Eastern Oregon is dealing with flooding.