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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

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Blazers Advance | Do Lawsuits Change Policy? | Surviving Genocide

The Blazers head to the semifinals. Can class action lawsuits actually improve child welfare? And we talk to two people who survived genocide about what we can learn from their experiences.

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Talking Business | Department Of Corrections | Oregon's Wolf Plan

Oregon has a new plan for managing wolves. Also, the head of the Oregon Department of Corrections joins us to talk about the way people housed at the Behavioral Health Unit are treated. And we get an update on the latest business news.

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REBROADCAST: Sallie Tisdale

We listen back to an interview with Portland author Sallie Tisdale about her book, "Advice for Future Corpses (and Those Who Love Them)."

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News Roundtable | School Custodian | Whales

A custodian at a local elementary school is finalist for a national award. Also, an author of a new book about whales tells us about these large mammals. And we talk over some news of the week.

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Having Difficult Conversations With Children

Sonia Manzano spent years talking to kids as she played the role of Maria on "Sesame Street." Manzano joins a panel of experts discussing how to have difficult conversations with children.

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Nuclear Energy History | Native Youth Mentorship | FBI Recruiting

We talk about the history of nuclear power in the Northwest. A program helps incarcerated Native youth find mentorship. And we hear about efforts to increase diversity in FBI recruiting.

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News Roundtable | Mental Health Crisis | Wyden On Taxes

If you had a family member in mental health crisis, would you call 911? Oregon Senator Ron Wyden talks about a tax bill. And we discuss some of the biggest news of the week.

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Suicide Prevention In Native Communities | News Inside Prison | Responding To Racism

Native communities try something different to prevent suicides. A new publication is aimed at informing young people in prison. And a nonprofit responds to racism in Lake Oswego.

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Mercy Corps And NASA | Cannabis Research | Relief Nurseries

Mercy Corps has teamed up with NASA to help vulnerable communities. The Tulalip Tribes is funding research on cannabis as a treatment for opioid addiction. And we learn more about relief nurseries.

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Talking About Suicide | Seattle Documentary | Feminism For Boys

How should the media cover suicide? Also, a documentary about homelessness in Seattle has a lot of people talking. And a local author writes a children's book about young boys' role in feminism.

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Popular Vote | Wine Standards | REBROADCAST: Oregon Symphony

Oregon looks poised to join the popular vote compact after many failed attempts. Wineries and vineyards are arguing about tightening wine standards. And we listen back to Oregon Symphony Music Director Carlos Kalmar.

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Jails | Talking Business | Rohingya Crisis

An OPB investigation looks into the numbers of people who have died while in jail in the Pacific Northwest. Also, a symposium takes up many issues around the crisis now facing Rohingya Muslims in Burma. And we get the latest business news.

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Colson Whitehead

Author Colson Whitehead is in town to accept an award from Oregon State University.

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News Roundtable | Chief Outlaw | Benson Coach

A recent survey revealed most Portland residents don't fully trust police. Also, we dig into some of the biggest news of the week. And we talk to the coach who led the Benson girls basketball team to state.

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Mitchell Jackson's New Memoir Chronicles Growing Up Black In Portland

Mitchell Jackson's new memoir, "Survival Math," tells of his life growing up in Northeast Portland.

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NCAA Tournament | Nuclear Energy | REBROADCAST: 'Shrill'

Three Oregon college basketball teams have made it to the NCAA Sweet 16. Also, where does nuclear energy fit into the country's energy plans? And we'll listen back to an interview with Lindy West, whose book "Shrill" has just been turned into a show on Hulu.

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Ocean Salmon | REBROADCAST: Peer Support | Methane Crabs

A scientist from Newport just returned from an international research effort studying salmon in the Pacific. Also, crabs have been found feeding at methane seeps in the deep ocean. And we'll listen back to an interview with peer support specialists.

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Cannabis Users | Winter In Antarctica | Diversifying The Census

Who are Oregon's cannabis consumers? Also, officials are working to make sure immigrants and communities of color aren't left out of the census. And a team of researchers heads to Antarctica for the winter.

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Restraint In School | Legal Records | Age Discrimination | Burger Union

Little Big Burger workers have unionized. A new bill would punish age discrimination. One public library offers access to court records. And students have been physically restrained without their parents' knowledge.

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Barry Lopez's New Book Looks Back On A Lifetime Of Attention To Detail

Legendary Oregon author Barry Lopez's new book is "Horizon."