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