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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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Warm Springs Water Crisis | Ableism & Police | Bar Exam

There's a new water crisis on the Warm Springs Reservation. Black people with disabilities are especially at risk of police violence. And the Oregon Supreme Court is waiving the Bar exam requirement for 2020 law school graduates.

News | local | Education

Q&A: OSU President Ed Ray Stepping Down

After 17 years in the role, Oregon State University president Ed Ray is stepping down. His last day on the job is June 30, 2020.

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Pendleton Pride | OSU President | Podcast Play

Pendleton held its first Pride parade last week. Ed Ray is retiring as president of OSU after 17 years. And Profile Theater has launched a podcast play about the coronavirus.

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Legislature Special Session | MAX Stabbing Sentencing | Interfaith Leaders

The legislature starts a special session today. And Portland faith leaders react to protests against police violence.

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Black Male Achievement | LGBTQ In The Workplace | Seattle Protest Zone

The Black Male Achievement program has been pushing for changes in Portland's police. The 2014 Oregon Teacher of the Year reflects on last week's Supreme Court decision protecting LGBTQ people in the workplace. And we hear from a journalist who lives near the Seattle autonomous zone.

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Union County Outbreak | Migrant Students | District Attorneys

Union County has Oregon's largest outbreak of COVID-19 to date. Distanced learning creates new challenges for a summer program serving migrant students. And two district attorneys discuss criminal justice reform.

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Rural Protests | West Linn Case | Restaurants

Protests against police violence are going on all over rural Oregon. A wrongful arrest fueled by racism is still playing out in West Linn. And restaurants say they need more government money to stay afloat. 

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Street Medicine | Underlying Conditions | Re-Imagining Cities

A team of doctors serves people who are homeless. People with underlying medical conditions worry about reopening. And scholars wonder how coronavirus will change cities.

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Protester Legal Help | Rental Assistance | Nurse Postcard

What happens to protesters when they're arrested? How will new rent assistance money be distributed? And a nurse at OHSU sends an audio diary.

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'Defund Police' Proposal | Coronavirus Cases | Casinos

We hear from two Black leaders about the policy changes they want to see right now. We get the latest on Oregon's coronavirus cases. And casinos across the state are reopening.

News | local | NW Life | Health

Protests, Day Care, Travel, Sports: Guidelines For The COVID-19 Era

As state and local policies start to shift in terms of what’s legally allowed during the pandemic, public health experts weigh in on what to consider when we interact with others.

News | local | Health

Postcards From The Pandemic: COVID Nurse At OHSU’s Intensive Care Unit

Emily Williams is a nurse working with COVID-19 patients in the intensive care unit at OHSU Hospital.

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Kids And Protests | Police Reform | Health Questions

It's important to talk to children about the protests and what's behind them. Also, what does community oversight of police look like in Portland? And what are your questions about coronavirus and safety?

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News Roundtable | Prison & COVID-19 | Running While Black

We discuss some of the biggest news of the week. We talk about what coronavirus has meant for people in Oregon's prisons. Also, two African Americans who enjoy running discuss how they think about the sport after the death of Amaud Arbery.

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Reopening Update | REBROADCAST: Whale Poop | Old Believers

Memorial Day weekend tested counties' reopening plans. We listen back to a conversation about whale behavior. And members of the Old Believers face particular challenges from this pandemic.

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State Budget | NYC Doctor | Nyssa Steakhouse

The state's quarterly revenue forecast does not look good. An OHSU graduate is working in an emergency room in New York City. And a steakhouse in Nyssa, OR is reopening.

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Federal Debt | Risk Psychology | Comedy

Where does all the federal stimulus money come from? Also, how do different people assess risk? And how are comedians finding humor in these times?

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Reopening Counties | Summer Programs

Some counties in Oregon have received permission to start reopening. And Portland Parks and Recreation has closed most summer programs.

News | local

Postcards From The Pandemic: TriMet Driver Adjusts To New Normal

Craig Hill has been a TriMet bus driver for five years. He recorded an audio diary for “Think Out Loud” to provide a window into what it’s like for him to be at work during the coronavirus pandemic.

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POC Businesses | Primate Sanctuaries | See-Through Masks |TriMet Driver

Local business leaders say POC-owned small businesses need aid. Sanctuaries for primates are particularly hard hit right now. A local high school student is creating see-through masks. And a TriMet bus driver tells us about his days.