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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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News Roundtable | Indigenizing Love | Military Widow

We get opinions and analysis on some of the biggest news of the week. Also, we hear about a new set of resources for Native LBGTQ youth. And an Oregonian has written an essay about her experience as a military widow.

Recreation | Entertainment | local | Communities | Think Out Loud

Pedestrian Deaths | Stumptown Series | Pumpkin Boats

We get an analysis of pedestrian deaths through an equity lens and a breakdown of the TV series, "Stumptown." Also, an introduction to the world of giant pumpkin growing and boat racing in those giant pumpkins.  

Books | Fish & Wildlife | Environment | local | Think Out Loud

Richard Powers: "The Overstory"

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Powers discusses his latest book, "The Overstory."

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NASA Climate Director | Native American Play | ODOT Director

What can we learn about climate change from space? Also, a new play at Oregon Shakespeare Festival takes up Native American history. And the new director of the Oregon Department of Transportation tells us about the Interstate 5 expansion.

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News Roundtable | REBROADCAST: Vancouver Veterinarian

We hear opinions and analysis on the week's news. Also, we listen back to an interview with the local star of the Animal Planet show "Amanda to the Rescue."

Books | Politics | local | Communities | Think Out Loud

REBROADCAST: Leni Zumas On "Red Clocks"

Leni Zumas talks with April Baer about her novel, "Red Clocks."

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College Athletes | Non-Compete Agreements | Chown Hardware

Will California's new law affect Oregon college athletes? Has a law changing non-compete agreements affected Oregon workers? And the oldest hardware store in Portland has been around since before there were light bulbs.

Politics | local | Communities | Think Out Loud

NW ICE Officers | REBROADCAST: 'Ask For Jane' Activist

How do Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers in the Northwest use social media and online tools to find people who are in the country illegally to arrest? And we listen back to our conversation with activist Judith Arcana.   

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Earthquake Infrastructure | Salazar Ban | School Librarians

Alberto Salazar has been sanctioned for violating anti-doping rules. Portland water pipes would be nearly destroyed in a big earthquake. How has the role of school librarians changed over the years?

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Portland author Karen Thompson Walker's book "The Dreamers" explores a world where people can catch a disease that puts them to sleep.

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Yurok Tribe Legal Strategy | Sage Grouse Science | Police Contract

The Yurok Tribe has declared personhood rights for the Klamath River. A new study found that sage grouse wearing transmitters are more likely to die. National leaders weigh in on the Portland Police contract.

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Lane County Justice | Police Reform Advocate | Banned Books

State libraries have had a record year of requests to ban books. A police reform advocate in Seattle just got a MacArthur "genius" grant. And a new investigation looks at how Lane County justice system deals with mentally ill defendants.

Arts | local | Communities | Think Out Loud

REBROADCAST: Jacqueline Woodson

We listen back to a conversation with author and poet Jacqueline Woodson in front of an audience at Literary Arts in downtown Portland recorded last March.

News | local | Sustainability | Health | Climate change | Communities | Think Out Loud

Forests, Oceans & Climate Change | Hydrogen Energy | Cheryle Kennedy

Forests and Oceans bear the brunt of climate change, but they offer opportunities to help reverse it. Also, could hydrogen fuel production be coming to the Pacific Northwest? And Cheryle Kennedy, the chair of the Grand Ronde tribe, recently won a national award.

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Impeachment History | Klamath Falls Air Base | Zero Waste | E-Books

What does it take to live a waste-free lifestyle? What is the history of impeachment? How do libraries deal with e-books? Also, an Oregon Air National Guard base may be losing money to the border wall.

News | local | Think Out Loud

Transgender Attacks | Shooting Survivor | Weight And Recovery

Several transgender women have been attacked in Oregon recently. A woman who survived a mass shooting has written a handbook to support other survivors. And we discuss the role of unhealthy eating in recovery programs.

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News Roundtable | Climate Strike | Fantastic Fungi

Students all around the world are walking out of classrooms for action on climate change. Mushroom researcher Paul Stamets is featured in a new film. And we get opinions and analysis on the week's news.

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Funeral Homes | SRO 2.0 | Plastic Recycling

Oregon isn’t inspecting funeral homes as often as it’s supposed to. A new housing complex in Portland's Kenton neighborhood is using the single room occupancy model to house low-income people. And Oregon Metro is partnering with private groups to reduce plastic in landfills. 

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News Roundtable | Vaping | Origami

We get the latest on the investigation into a vape-related death in Oregon, get some analysis of the week's news and hear about the beauty and mathematics of origami.

Transportation | News | Environment | Communities | local | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Right To Wilderness | I-5 Moda Center

A new lawsuit argues a constitutional right to wilderness. The Moda Center will be affected by plans to widen Interstate 5. And we get opinions on some of this week's news.