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.
Records show Jo Ann Hardesty collected over $10,000 in income last year from her volunteer work at the NAACP. Also, we talk about alt-weeklies after several have closed nationwide. And, we listen back to an interview with author Renée Watson.
This hour: The Innocence Project helps release a man from prison; Josephine County's challenge to marijuana law; a report on life expectancy across the state; and a summit on smoke in Southern Oregon.
American cranberry farmers want to destroy a portion of their crop. Also, a new musical work features the voices of transgender women. And students in the Columbia River Gorge produced documentaries about the Eagle Creek Fire.
Remaining ruts from the Oregon Trail may soon be destroyed. The Kah-Nee-Ta resort is closed. A new court ruling could affect how cities handle homelessness. A theater troupe of developmentally disabled actors forms in Cottage Grove.
Washington Schools Strike | Wild Horse Management | Rescue On Mount St. Helens | Detroit Dam Project
We hear why teachers across Clark County are on strike. Then we learn what one Bureau of Land Management is considering to curtail its wild horse population. Also, we hear how a rescue worker saved a man on Mount St. Helens and talk about the controversial project at Detroit Dam.
This hour we'll discuss an $800 million Portland Public Schools bond project that's already way over budget; a new dyslexia screening requirement for Oregon schools; and a symphony tackling homelessness.
Portland's Office of Neighborhood Involvement is changing its name. And a plan to manage public forests in Eastern Oregon is in its final phase. Also, we listen back to a conversation with local author Rene Denfeld.
We talk with a 14-year-old world champion fly caster. Then we take up the safety of drinking water at Portland Public Schools, the city's youth bus pass program and the costs of building affordable housing.
We hear about a friendship line helping local seniors and a Bend Bulletin report on firearm suicides. An Oregon charity helps to reunite immigrant families. And the impacts of a political sign.
News | local | Think Out Loud
Opinions and analysis on some of the biggest regional stories of the week. Also, an interview with a doctor who spent her career ministering to Portland's most vulnerable.
What leads young women who are living comfortable lives in the West to leave everything behind and join ISIS? That’s what the journalist Åsne Seierstad tried to find out.
Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw talks about police's response to a protest last weekend. Also, we hear from the SEIU and a public employee who recently settled a lawsuit with the union. And author Cindy Baldwin talks about being a mother with a chronic illness.
News | local | Think Out Loud
We hear about a proposed new law which would punish people for summoning the police unnecessarily, firefighters battling multiple huge wildfires, Oregon's labor commissioner filing a complaint against legislative leaders, and a rent strike at Portland's Holgate Manor.