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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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News Roundtable | White Allies | Immigration Legal Aid

 A workshop teaches white Portlanders to talk to other white people about race. The US Justice Department has stopped funding a program that provides legal aid to people in immigration detention centers. And we'll take up the news of the week.

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Voting Center | Crab Fishery | Commissioner Loretta Smith | Carbon Pricing Plans

Oregon and Washington are both considering carbon pricing proposals. The crab fishery remains closed. A new election center opens. A petition demands Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith resign.

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Wildfire Solutions | Parental Rights | Causes Of Death

We discuss a homeowner initiative in Deschutes County to reduce wildfire risk and talk to a reporter who followed a parental rights case concerning a couple with low IQ. Also, Oregon's state health officer tells us about the leading causes of death.

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Student Satellite | Monsanto Lawsuit | Non-Unanimous Juries | College Savings Plans

We learn about a nano-satellite project at Portland State and hear from the parties in an Oregon lawsuit against Monsanto. Also, we hear about a push to abolish non-unanimous juries and what the new tax law means for private school tuition.

News | Politics | Election | local

'OPB Politics Now': Understanding Measure 101

We explain what Measure 101 would do and dig into what opponents and proponents are saying ahead of the Jan. 23 vote.

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Washington Legislative Session | TriMet Driver | Homeless Campus | Bundy Case

We look ahead to the 2018 Washington legislative session that starts Monday. Also, we talk with a TriMet bus driver about his experiences on the job. We learn about a new homeless campus in Klamath Falls and hear about how the case against Cliven Bundy was dismissed.   

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Recreational Cannabis In California | FamilyCare | Roseburg VA

How will the closure of FamilyCare affect providers and patients? How will legal recreational cannabis in California affect Oregon? And a New York Times article finds questionable care at the Roseburg VA Medical Center.

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Local TV News Harassment | Measure 101

We hear from reporter Ellen Meny about the harassment she, and other TV journalists, face from their viewers. Also, we learn about Measure 101, where voters will decide whether to approve a tax on health care providers and insurers. 

News | Politics | local

'OPB Politics Now': In-Depth On Vera Katz

We hear more about the life and legacy of one of Portland's trailblazing politicians who died earlier this month.

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Producers' Choice 2017

We review some of our favorite moments from a year of "Think Out Loud."

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Israel Bayer Leaves Street Roots | 'Day Called X' | Teen Suicide

Israel Bayer has been working on the front lines of homelessness in Portland for 14 years. We talk to a historian about a 60-year-old film about evacuating Portland in an event of a nuclear attack. And we talk to two young people who volunteer on a crisis hotline for teens.

News | Politics | local

'OPB Politics Now': The Politics Of Train Travel

We discuss the political fallout from Monday's deadly Amtrak crash near Tacoma, Washington, and how the GOP tax bill will affect Oregonians.

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Train Update | MLB Umpire | Kairos Grant

An update on the fatal train crash in Washington. Also, an interview with a retiring MLB umpire from Portland. And a big grant to KairosPDX — the charter school aims to get more students of color into STEM. 

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News Roundtable | Walden On Net Neutrality | Blumenauer On The Farm Bill

Our news roundtable takes up some of the big stories in the weeks news. We also hear from Congressman Greg Walden on "net neutrality,"and Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer on the farm bill. 

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Particulate Pollution | Homeless Students | Winning Teacher

The number of homeless students in Oregon is  higher than ever. Also, a middle school PPS wants to reopen sits right near the freeway. And a math teacher in Bend wins a national award.

News | Politics | local

'OPB Politics Now': Vera Katz’s Legacy, Wheeler’s Handling Of Homelessness

Host Julie Sabatier is joined by OPB news director Anna Griffin and senior political reporter Jeff Mapes, and Dirk VanderHart of the Portland Mercury.

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Protecting Farmworkers | Urban Rural Divide | Net Neutrality

We hear about new efforts to protect farmworkers from pesticide exposure, Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden's take on this week's net neutrality vote, and urban and rural Oregonians trying to understand their differences.

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News Roundtable | Sara Gelser | NORCOR Jail

Our news roundtable takes up the week's headlines. We hear from Oregon state Sen. Sara Gelser who was featured in Time Magazine's "Person of the Year" issue. Also, we discuss a new report on conditions at NORCOR. 

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Talking Business | Kid Governor | Graduate Student Taxes | Christmas Trees

Oregon is the leading producer of Christmas trees in the country. We'll learn more about the business. Also, the state's first kid governor, some regional business news and what the GOP tax bill could mean for Oregon universities.

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Car Thefts In PDX | Gorge Recovery | Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis

How is the Gorge recovering after the fire? Also, we'll hear from Eugene's mayor. And a story about why car thefts are on the rise in Portland.