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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.