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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.

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Hillsboro Internet | Thurston Shooting Anniversary | Homeless Flimmakers

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the shooting at Thurston High School. Also, Hillsboro is aiming for municipally-provided internet. And a Portland nonprofit teaches homeless youth to make movies.

local | News | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Battle Of Books | Cybercrime

We hear analysis of this week's headlines. Also, Oregon school districts have pulled out of the Battle of the Books because of a book about a transgender teen. And the FBI tells us about combating cybercrime. 

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Primary Election Recap | Gun Rights Measures | REBROADCAST: Spirit Of Dialogue

We hear about the results of last night's Oregon primary election. Also, people across Oregon want to allow county officials to choose not to enforce gun laws. And, a rebroadcast of our conservation about water conflicts. 

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'Bundyville' Podcast | Male Birth Control Pill | Rebroadcast: 'Tides'

This hour we hear about a new podcast featuring the Bundys, progress on a birth control pill for men and the history and science of ocean tides.

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Chetco Bar Salvage Logging | App For Plus-Sized Portlanders | Legal Rights For Animals

This hour we hear about: salvage logging in SW Oregon, an app that to help plus-sized people navigate public spaces, and a case that takes up whether animals can sue for damages in civil lawsuits. 

Economy | Business | local | News | Think Out Loud

New Wapato Jail Owner On Its Future As A Homeless Shelter

In mid-April, Multnomah County sold the Wapato Jail to developer Marty Kehoe for commercial use. Now, Jordan Schnitzer has bought the property and hopes to turn it into a homeless shelter.

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MLB In PDX | Cannabis Overstock | Anarchy

Will Portland ever have Major League Baseball? Also, Oregon has an oversupply of cannabis — what does that mean for people in the business? And we talk to one of the country's most prominent anarchist thinkers.

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Wapato Homeless Shelter? | Viva Las Vegas | Le Guin On Writing

Is stripping an art form? Will the Wapato Jail become a homeless shelter? Also, a new book gathers Ursula K. Le Guin's thoughts on creative writing.

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Understanding Childhood Trauma

Public health researchers have found that ACEs, or Adverse Childhood Experiences, have a huge impact on later health and well being. What are Oregon practitioners doing with that awareness?

local | News | Think Out Loud

Frederick Douglass | Living In Foster Care

We'll learn first hand what it's like to be a child in Oregon's foster care system. And historian David Blight tells us about the importance of Frederick Douglass.

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Ashland Housing | Overdose Deaths | Portland Housing | Sex Trafficking Law

Jackson County has seen a spike in suspected opioid related deaths recently. Also, we learn about a new law aimed at shutting down sex traffickers, a plan to bring African American families back to North and Northeast Portland, and possible workforce housing in Ashland.

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Oregon Ballot Overview | Mentally Ill In Prison | Burgerville Vote | Hiking Trail Limits

What are we voting on this primary season? Also, an update on the conditions of mentally ill inmates at Oregon State Penitentiary, a union vote at Burgerville and restricting access to national forest lands.

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ITT Students Graduate | Opioids Study | REBROADCAST: Jon Palfreman

A new study from OHSU finds that chronic pain sufferers experience the same amount of pain when they switch from using opioids. And students from the failed for-profit college ITT were able to graduate from PCC last week.

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Talking Business | Undercover With Extremists | Reluctant Radical

How far would you go to stop climate change? Also, we'll hear from a former FBI agent who went undercover with Pacific Northwest extremist groups. And an update on local business news.

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Hazelnut Tariffs | Medford Robots | Pay Equity

We explore a proposed higher Chinese tariff on hazelnuts, a school robotics program in Medford and a court ruling prohibiting employers from paying women less based on salary history.

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News Roundtable | Redmond Economy | Lord Birthday

We talk to OSU professor Chad Murphy about his comics alter-ego, Lord Birthday. Also, we look at the growing firearms cluster in Redmond, Oregon. And, our news roundtable takes up the week's headlines.

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REBROADCAST: 3 Books About Syria

As President Trump plans a military response to Bashar Al-Assad's chemical weapons attack in Syria, we'll revisit our recent conversation with three writers who wrote books about the war-torn country.

Nation | local | Politics | News | Technology | Think Out Loud

Oregon Rep. Greg Walden Open To Regulating Facebook

Oregon Rep. Greg Walden, R-Hood River, says comapinies like Facebook and Google have enourmous power because of the share of the advertising market they control.

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Opioids And Marijuana | Harbor Of Hope | The Lullaby Project | Soul'd Out Suit

We hear about medical marijuana's impact on opioid prescriptions, and new plans for a Portland business-backed homeless shelter. Also, local songwriters have partnered with homeless women to write lullabies. And, the Soul'd Out Festival is suing Coachella.

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Cougars In Oregon | Murals In Portland | ACCESS Academy

We hear about Oregon's cougar problem and then turn to how murals and street art are becoming more mainstream in Portland. We also explore the ACCESS Academy, as the school's fate remains up in the air.