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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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Senate Confirmation | Homeless Arrests | Conservative Voices | Brain Injury Patients

This hour we discuss: the confirmation of a 9th Circuit judge, homeless arrests, free speech in high school and 16 patients with brain injuries in Washington.

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Washington Coast Meteorite | Medical Marijuana Market | Sheridan Detainees

Today we discuss: meteorite fragments recovered from the Washington coast, problems with the Oregon medical marijuana market and the immigration detainees at Federal prison in Sheridan. 

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News Roundtable | Judith Arcana

We take up some of the big stories of the week with our panel of news watchers, and sit down with Portland writer, educator and activist, Judith Arcana.

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Wheeler County Sheriff | I-5 Tolling | Faith Healing | Klamathon Fire

Tolls are coming for I-5 and I-205. What will they look like? Also, Wheeler County will soon be without law enforcement.And we'll get an update on a guilty plea in a faith healing case as well as the Klamathon Fire.

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Oregon Bach Festival | Woody Guthrie

We hear about how the Oregon Bach Festival is running this year without an artistic director, and we listen back to an interview with author Greg Vandy who wrote about Woody Guthrie's time in the NW. 

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10 Years Of Intimate Conversations

This year, Think Out Loud celebrates 10 years by listening to some of our best interviews. The 'At Home' series featured intimate conversations with people in their homes. We listen to excerpts from those shows today.

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PSU Police | Invention Competition | To The Bridge

OPB's Rob Manning discusses the controversy of arming college police. Also, we hear from the director and winner of InventOR, and Nancy Rommelmann joins us to talk about her new book "To The Bridge." 

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REBROADCAST: PTSD And Don't Ask, Don't Tell

We listen back to an interview with Maj. Margaret Witt, whose lawsuit against the U.S. Air Force led to the fall of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," about her new book. We also revisit a conversastion with David J. Morris whose book, "The Evil Hours," relates his own experiences with post-traumatic stress disorder, and looks at the history and possible treatments for the condition.

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REBROADCAST: Claudia Rankine

We listen back to an interview with award-winning poet Claudia Rankine in front of a live audience at Literary Arts.  

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News Roundtable | And Now We Have Everything

Our news watcher panel takes up some of the biggest stories of the week, and we sit down with the Portland writer Meaghan O'Connell about her new memoir.

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Summer Music | Gentrification And Art | Lincoln County Commissioner

We get a preview of this summer's music events, learn about a new artist residency program for people affected by gentrification and meet a county commissioner who underwent a gender transition while in office.

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Union Case | Travel Ban | Felony Records | Transgender Police Captain

Stephanie Lourenco is the first transgender officer promoted to captain in Portland. A Supreme Court ruling on union fees may have a huge impact in Oregon. A Somali immigrant shares how yesterday's SCOTUS ruling affects his family. And Portland considers expunging renters' felony convictions.

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Talking Business | Immigration Policy | Barber

We discuss the latest business news, and a federal court ruling that lawyers must be allowed to access immigration detainees. We also hear why one man started giving free haircuts to the homeless.

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Portland Housing Project | Holocaust Survivor

To address Portland's growing population the city plans to allow more duplexes and triplexes in close-in neighborhoods. Also, we hear from author and Holocaust survivor Ruth Lindemann.

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Water Toxin Update | Paraplegic Mountaineer | Deaf Arts Film Festival

We talk to the first paraplegic woman to summit Mount Hood. And a Portland deaf musician has organized the Northwest's first Deaf Arts Festival. 

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News Roundtable | Better Policing | Hermiston Valedictorian

We discuss some of this week's biggest headlines. A new committee aims to improve community-engaged policing. And we talk to Marvin Hozi, an Iraqi refugee who is now a valedictorian at Hermiston HS.

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Toxic Algae | Tribal Museum | Daycare Closing | Madras Graduation Rates

This hour we take up: algae blooms, an exhibition of artifacts at the Grand Ronde reservation, a childcare facility closed after abuse allegations and rising high school graduation rates in Madras. 

NW Life | News | History | local | Think Out Loud

Journalist Masha Gessen On Russia And Totalitarianism

Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen has written extensively about what totalitarianism looks like in Russia under Vladimir Putin.

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Newspaper Closures | Racism And Public Health | Library Naloxone

Research shows newspaper closures result in higher government spending. We look at the intersection of race, poverty and public health. And, libraries will begin to carry Naloxone.

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Colorado Baker | Portland Pickles | Public Records | Implicit Bias

We talk with law professor Jim Oleske; the Portland Pickles' co-owner; the new state public records advocate; and a deputy chief at the Portland Police Bureau involved in implicit bias training.