Now Playing:


Executive Producer, Think Out Loud

Sage Van Wing

Sage Van Wing is the executive producer of Oregon Public Broadcasting's daily talk show, "Think Out Loud."

She has produced daily news programs at other NPR affiliate stations Vermont Public Radio, KUOW in Seattle and KQED in San Francisco.

She graduated from Stanford University with a degree in anthropology.

While in Vermont, she became an expert sledder. While in Seattle, she learned to bike in the rain. Sage hopes someday to become an expert taxidermist.

Contact Sage Van Wing

Recent Articles

Think Out Loud

Protest Preview | News Roundtable | Police Oversight

The news roundtable will take up some of the biggest news of the week, including the upcoming protest in Portland. We'll also hear from the community advisory board to the Portland Police.

Think Out Loud

Immigration | Yaks | Oregon Shakespeare Festival Director

How might Oregon residents be affected by new federal rules on public benefits? What's it like to raise yaks in the Northwest? Also, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival has a new Artistic Director.

Think Out Loud

I-5 | Homeless Lawsuit | Missing Orcas | Levees

What would freeway expansion mean for the school that sits right near it? Where have the missing Puget Sound orcas gone? A lawsuit about homelessness will go forward in Grants Pass. The levees on the Columbia River move closer to being repaired.

News | Think Out Loud

Earthquakes | Totem Pole | African American Footwear Forum

Oregon is falling behind on earthquake preparedness. Students build a totem pole at a Eugene high school. Portland hosts the African American Footwear Forum. 

Think Out Loud

Food Banks | Chuck Klosterman

Portland author Chuck Klosterman's calls his new book "fictional nonfiction." Also, the Oregon Food Bank has an excess of food this year because of the trade war.

Think Out Loud

Wildfire Prevention | Public Records | REBROADCAST: Diverse Composers

Ashland wants to build more fire-resistant homes. A new ruling could restrict access to public records. And a quartet features music from non-white composers.

Think Out Loud

Milepost 97 Fire | Interstate 5 Series | Whales | Floating Circus

We hear about the first big Oregon fire this season, what a truck driver thinks about Interstate 5, how fishing equipment can be safer for whales, and what it's like to be the ringleader of a floating circus. 

Think Out Loud

REBROADCAST: Elizabeth Gilbert On Big Magic

We listen back to a conversation with writer Elizabeth Gilbert talking about the origins of creativity.

Think Out Loud

Dying Trees | Mazamas | REBROADCAST: Lost In The Woods

Hot summers are killing some of Oregon's native trees. The Mazamas celebrate 125 years. And we listen back to an interview with a man who got lost in the woods when he was 6.

Think Out Loud

Interstate 5 Series | Hemp Explosion | Ngo Profile

Farmers are growing five times more hemp in Oregon than they were last year. Should Interstate 5 even exist through Portland? And we get a profile of conservative writer Andy Ngo.

Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Teaching Agriculture | Origins Of ‘Oops’

We hear about the origins of the word "oops," teaching young kids about agriculture, and get some opinions and analysis of the week's news.

Think Out Loud

Climate Change Legislation | Business | Smoke | Meth

Can climate change legislation work in Oregon? Seattle has plans to protect citizens from wildfire smoke. Meth kills more people in Oregon than prescription opioids. And we'll get the latest business news.

Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Combating The ‘Summer Slide’ | Sauvie Island Swim

We hear about how one school district is trying to stop the "summer slide." A woman attempted to become the first to swim all the way around Sauvie Island. And we talk about this week's big news stories. 

Think Out Loud

Interstate 5 Series | Tomanowos | Homeless Laundry

What is the future of Interstate 5 through Portland? A new exhibit highlights a meteorite sacred to Native Americans in the Willamette Valley. A new facility offers portable showers and laundry for homeless people in Portland.

local | News | Think Out Loud

Bend Bulletin | Eugene Ordinance | REBROADCAST: Piano

What does the sale of the Bend Bulletin mean for Central Oregon? A new ordinance in Eugene outlaws camping on parking strips. Plus, we learn about the history of the piano.

Think Out Loud

Oregon Senate President | News Roundtable | 'I Am A Stranger Here Myself'

We hear about the Oregon's longest-serving Senate president, talk about some of the biggest news of the week and talk with Debra Gwartney about her new book, a blending of pioneer history and memoir.

Entertainment | Books | Arts | Family | Think Out Loud


We listen back to a conversation with the author Tayari Jones in front of an audience at Literary Arts in downtown Portland.

Think Out Loud

Salem Update | Inmate Tutors | Job Corps

We get an update on what's happening with the legislature in Salem. A GED program at a prison in Washington is using fellow inmates as tutors. And Job Corps programs may not be closing after all.

Think Out Loud

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.

Think Out Loud

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.