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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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Recent Articles

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Particulate Pollution | Homeless Students | Winning Teacher

The number of homeless students in Oregon is  higher than ever. Also, a middle school PPS wants to reopen sits right near the freeway. And a math teacher in Bend wins a national award.

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Superfund Priorities | Downtown Crime | Medical Marijuana

The EPA has put the Portland Harbor on a list of Superfund priority sites — what does that mean? Also, another take on crime in downtown Portland. And we'll check-in on the medical marijuana market.

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Protecting Farmworkers | Urban Rural Divide | Net Neutrality

We hear about new efforts to protect farmworkers from pesticide exposure, Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden's take on this week's net neutrality vote, and urban and rural Oregonians trying to understand their differences.

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Bend Government | African American Priorities In Portland | Columbia CEO

The Portland African American Leadership Forum has a new plan reflecting the priorities of Portland's African American community. Bend City Council will decide whether to send voters a plan to fundamentally change the city's system of government. And Columbia Sportswear CEO Tim Boyle talks about safety for downtown businesses.

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News Roundtable | Asian Immigrants | Hanford Cleanup

Our news roundtable takes up the week's headlines. Also, we hear about a milestone in the Hanford nuclear cleanup. And we talk to a local organization that works with Asian immigrants — the fastest growing immigrant group in Oregon. 

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Cuba | OSU Building Names | Dallas School Lawsuit

What criteria should a university use to decide whether its founders were racist? Also, we'll talk to a Portland journalist about how U.S.-Cuba policy has changed, and parents who are suing an Oregon school over its transgender policy.

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Rural Cannabis Grows | Jackie Winters | The Story Of OR-4

We learn about a Josephine County proposal to restrict cannabis grows; talk to Jackie Winters, the first African American minority leader in Oregon's Legislature; and hear about state wolf management.

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Chemawa Investigative Series | Living With Autism

OPB reporters Rob Manning and Tony Schick give us the highlights from their investigation into the Chemawa Indian School in Salem. And we find out what life is like for one family dealing with autism.

History | Books | Think Out Loud

David Grann On 'Killers Of The Flower Moon'

In his latest book, author David Grann investigates the murders of the wealthy Osage Native Americans in the 1920s. 

News | Think Out Loud

PPB Lawsuit | Food Cart Chef | #MeToo In The Workplace

What challenges have you faced as a woman in the workforce? Also, we'll discuss an ACLU lawsuit against the Portland Police Bureau for tactics used in protests this summer. And we'll hear from a formerly homeless man who is now cooking at a food cart.

Books | News | Think Out Loud

Reza Aslan Live At Literary Arts

Author Reza Aslan joins us in front of an audience at Literary Arts in downtown Portland. 

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Portland Superintendent | Ari Shapiro | Hazing In Lake Oswego

Portland's new superintendent joins us for the first time. Also, Ari Shapiro comes home. And we learn about hazing in the Lake Oswego School District.

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Body Brokers | REBROADCAST: West Coast Avant Garde | Russian Soccer Nightmare

We learn about the unregulated body parts industry and hear from Dani Foxhoven on her experience playing soccer in Russia. Also, we revisit a conversation about West Coast avant-garde composers. 

local | News | Think Out Loud

'The Horse Latitudes' | 'Thank You For Your Service'

We'll discuss a novel about soldiers in the Iraq War. And we'll discuss how soldiers feel about the phrase "Thank you for your service."

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Washington Elections | North Korea | Forest Work

Washington state's election results are in. Also, we'll learn about North Korea from a journalist who's been there. And the changing nature of forest work.

local | News | Think Out Loud

DC Politics And The NW | Photographing Rohingya Muslims | 'Alt-America'

A new book chronicles the rise of the radical right in America. Also, a local photographer just returned from Myanmar. And OPB's senior political reporter just returned from Washington, D.C.

local | History | Arts | News | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Tribal Housing | Holocaust Painting Comes Home

Our news roundtable takes up the week's headlines. The federal government refuses to honor a tribal housing agreement. And a family painting sold to escape the Holocaust has been found.  

local | Think Out Loud

REBROADCAST: 'On The Road' In SE Oregon

We'll listen back to our radio road trip from Fruitland, Idaho, to McDermitt, Nevada, through the sparsely populated and beautiful corner of Southeast Oregon.

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Underwater Hockey | UO President Schill | Carlos Kalmar

Music director Carlos Kalmar shares the Oregon Symphony's new series, "Sounds of Home." Also, University of Oregon President Michael Schill talks to us about protests on campus and we learn about the sport of underwater hockey.

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Chemawa School | REBROADCAST: Quince And Croquet | Carlos Gives Advice

We discuss problems at Chemawa Indian School and revisit a previous conversation with the largest quince grower in the northwest. Also, Carlos joins us to talk about their free advice service.