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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.

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Recent Articles

News | Arts | Think Out Loud

Tayari Jones At Literary Arts

The author Tayari Jones talks to us in front of an audience at Literary Arts in downtown Portland.

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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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State of the State | Artist Residency Program | WA Opioid Approach | Daylight Saving

A residency program focuses on artists with disabilities. A new podcast explores a Washington county's approach to the opioid epidemic. Governor Brown gives her State of the State address today. And California voters approved keeping the state on Daylight Saving time year round.

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Oregon Education Audit | News Roundtable | Kid Governors

An Oregon education audit reveals big problems. The incoming and outgoing kid governors tell us about their agendas. Also, we get opinions and analysis on some of the biggest stories of the week.

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SNAP Pilot Program | Portland in Color | REBROADCAST: Willy Vlautin

A state pilot program helps people on public assistance find jobs. A new directory is meant to bolster visibility for Portland artists of color. And we listen back to a conversation with Willy Vlautin. 

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Fatal Police Shooting | Second Home For Homeless Youth | Mars

We hear about a fatal police shooting in Portland, a program to get homeless youth through high school and the exploration of Mars. 

Books | News | local | Communities | Think Out Loud

New Laws | Northwest Fires | Changes In The Book Biz

This hour we talk about the book business, the increase of catastrophic wildfires in the Pacific Northwest and the new laws that will affect Oregonians in the new year.

Books | Think Out Loud

REBROADCAST: George Saunders On 'Lincoln In The Bardo'

We listen back to an interview with celebrated short story author George Saunders on his novel "Lincoln in the Bardo."

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We listen back to a celebration of our 10-year anniversary – it's a series of one-on-one interviews with notable Oregonians about how their lives have changed over the last ten years.

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REBROADCAST: The Purpose Of Government

As a part of our series looking at some of the biggest issues likely to face Oregon in the next decade, we listen back to a conversation with an audience in Josephine County about tensions between local, state and federal control.

News | Environment | local | Think Out Loud

REBROADCAST: Life In A Fire Camp

What makes it possible for firefighters to do the work they do? A very well-organized incident command team sets up a small city on the edge of the wilderness.

News | Sustainability | Think Out Loud

Genetic Ethics | Faith And Homelessness

We explore the ethics of using genetic manipulation to solve environmental problems. And we bring three faith leaders together to discuss how they're approaching the deepening problem of homelessness.

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Child Workers | Homeless Liaison Officer | Library Management

A new report highlights the danger of children working in agriculture. A police officer in Oregon City spends his work hours helping the homeless. And a plan to eliminate damaged and underused books at the Salem library has been halted.

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Talking Business | Bike Tax | Merkley Visits Border | Long-Distance Hikers

The bike tax isn't bringing in the money it was supposed to. Sen. Jeff Merkley visited a tent encampment at the border. A Washington couple just finished a new hiking loop. And we get the latest business news.

local | NW Life | Think Out Loud

The Best Of 'On The Road'

We listen back to some of our favorite moments talking to people on the highways and byways of the region.

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Nursing Shortage | Methanol Plant | Alicia Jo Rabins

Oregon is experiencing a shortage of nursing faculty in programs around the state. A methanol plant is coming to the Port of Kalama. And we sit down with author Alicia Jo Rabins. 

News | local

Oregon Hemp Farmers Will Benefit From 2018 Farm Bill

The 2018 Farm Bill is close to a vote in Congress. If it passes, the bill could have a huge impact on the hemp industry in Oregon. 

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News Roundtable | Education And Trauma | Timbers

The news roundtable gives us opinions and analysis on this week's news. What can schools do to help kids who have experienced trauma at home? And tomorrow the Timbers will try to become league champions.

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Student Deaths | Lake Oswego City Councilor | Christmas Trees

A school district responds to student deaths by suicide. Daniel Nguyen is the first person of color on Lake Oswego's city council. We ask listeners: Do you prefer real or artificial Christmas trees?

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Murdered Indigenous Women | Violence Against Women Act | Gorge Trails | Cody Sheehy

A new report tracks indigenous women murdered in urban areas. The Violence Against Women Act will expire this month unless Congress takes action. Popular Columbia River Gorge trails reopen after the fire.