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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

local | Entertainment | Books | Arts | Think Out Loud

Oregon Author Barry Lopez's New Memoir

In "Horizon," Oregon author Barry Lopez reflects on a lifetime of human and natural encounters across the globe.

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Foster Care Bills | PPB Cadets | Mental Health Response

A new plan for law enforcement response in Portland. Police cadets share their experiences. And legislative fixes for foster care.

News | Think Out Loud

Hate Crime Trial | Music Millennium | Northwest Comic

The music industry has changed a lot in the 50 years that Portland record store Music Millennium has been open. We get an update on a hate crime murder trial that started this week. Also, two local comic book writers have set a new DC Comics series in the Pacific Northwest.

Health | Entertainment | Politics | local | Think Out Loud

Brains | Mother Road | Teaching The Holocaust

How can art help kids learn about science? What does and updated version of The Grapes of Wrath have to teach us about America today? And a new bill would require schools to teach about genocide.

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Uber In Ashland | Native Adoption | Teaching English

Ride-hailing companies are coming to Ashland. A Portland nonprofit has filed an amicus brief in the case challenging the Indian Child Welfare Act. And a refugee from Russia found his calling teaching English.

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Mayor Ted Wheeler | Doctors Who Perform Abortions

A check-in with Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler. And a new documentary about the lives of doctors who provide abortions.

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Elkton | Editing Wikipedia | Pay Equity | Umatilla After School

Residents of Elkton, Oregon, are likely to be without power for nearly a month. PNCA hosts an event to get more female artists into Wikipedia. A new pay equity law is in place, but what does it mean for businesses? And high schoolers teach an after-school program in Umatilla. 

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East County Economics | Washington Schools Deficit | Oregon Youth Villages

Eastern Multnomah County faces unique economic challenges. Washington school districts are struggling to cut from their budgets. And we talk with the head of Youth Villages in Oregon about different approaches to child welfare. 

local | Economy | Politics | News | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Cannabis Export | Oakridge

The town of Oakridge is buried in snow. Oregon lawmakers would like to ship some of our extra cannabis out of state. And we get opinions and analysis on the week's news.

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Rent Control | Maxville Jazz | Chinese American Oregonians

Oregon is the first state in the nation to enact rent control statewide. The Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble tells the stories of Maxville and Vanport. And we learn about the lives of early Chinese immigrants in Oregon.

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Oregon Childcare | Donna Hayes

It can be hard to find childcare in Oregon. Also, we talk to Donna Hayes about how her life has changed in the two years since her grandson, Quanice Hayes, was shot by Portland Police.

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Portland Author Karen Thompson Walker On 'The Dreamers'

Portland author Karen Thompson Walker's new book, "The Dreamers," tells of a world where sleep has become a contagious disease.

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4-Year Community College Degrees | 'Good Hair'

We hear about a bill in the Oregon Legislature that would allow community colleges to offer four-year degrees, and we listen back to our interview with Kimberly Melton about her essay, "Good Hair." 

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Japanese Newspaper | Zebrafish | Elder Care Audit

A newspaper from Oregon's Japanese community is being translated into English. A University of Oregon biologist who championed the scientific use of zebrafish gets an award. And a new audit shows progress in home care for elderly Oregonians.

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Talking Business | Black Studies | Youth Villages

A nonprofit in Tennessee has had success keeping kids in their homes and out of foster care with support. We learn more about that model. Also, we get the latest business news and hear about 50 years of Portland State University's black studies department.

Politics | History | News | Books | World | Think Out Loud

REBROADCAST: Masha Gessen On Russia And Totalitarianism

We listen back to an interview with Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen, who has written extensively about what totalitarianism looks like in Russia under Vladimir Putin.

local | Nation | News | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Foster Care | Hermiston Nonprofit

We get opinions and analysis of the news of the week. Also, Oregon is sending foster youth to facilities with previous reports of abuse. And a new nonprofit in Hermiston will attempt to combat negative perceptions of Latinos.

local | News | Think Out Loud

Learning From Norway | Craft Brewing Business

Oregon corrections officials recently traveled to Norway to see what they can learn about how criminal justice works there. And Oregon's oldest craft brewery recently shut down – what does it signal for the local industry?

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Housing Density | Disrupted Learning | Gray Whales

Minneapolis has voted for a law that Oregon is considering, allowing triplexes in single-family neighborhoods. The teachers union says Oregon classrooms are in crisis. And a new study follows our resident gray whales.

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Non-Religious Protections | Concussions | Un-Affiliated Primaries

Portland commissioners consider adding protections for non-religious people. An investigative series looks at Oregon schools' responses to head injuries. And a legislative proposal would open the primaries to unaffiliated voters.