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.
A new documentary series on Netflix tells the story of the Rajneeshees, who took over a town in central Oregon in the 1980s. Also, a controversial mega-dairy is sued by the state. And the Portland Timbers added a new e-player to their team roster.
One month after the Parkland, Florida shooting, we'll speak with Oregon students and a school resource officer about student walkouts and school safety. Also, are age limits for gun sales discrimination? And, we'll hear about the significance of the Columbia River to tribal communities.
We discuss: a volunteer effort to ensure the safety of threatened frogs, what changes to expect now that abusive intimate partners can be restricted from having guns, and conflicting claims about sanctuary cities.
We get opinions and analysis of some of the big stories in the week's news, then sit down with the former director of Oregon's Child Welfare system and two representatives of the Girl Scouts of America.
We discuss: a plan to expand rural broadband in Oregon; the dangers of tree wells; stronger renters protections for business owners; and a new film that tells the story of Rita "Bo" Brown.
A new book argues that sex offenders can be reformed. Also, a new streaming service from Multnomah County Library will provide music from local musicians. And a new exhibition looks at the design of prosthetics.
On today's show we discuss: Portland creating a new sixth "quadrant," proposed reforms to youth sentencing under Measure 11 and an Oregon OBGYN who just returned from three months in Sierra Leone.
What can Portland do to make the city affordable to artists? Also, we'll learn about how racism can affect our health. And we'll talk about Beaverton School District's decision to ban a young adult book. Finally, Washington state representative Gerry Pollet tells us about a bill to change availability of public records.
We look back at the Winter Olympics. We also discuss why deaths related to meth use are on the rise in Oregon and how two decades of school shootings are affecting students and teachers.
Analysis and opinions on this week's biggest news. Plus, we'll hear about the failings in Multnomah county's largest shelter for families and children. And a look at African-American comics culture.
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Rates of sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in Central Oregon. Also, Portland author Willy Vlautin tells us about his latest book. And a journalist conducts an experiment about racism in online dating.
We talk to Idaho's US Attorney about cannabis, and to a Portland filmmaker about his new stop-motion short film. Also, a Eugene high school's sports teams have a new gender-neutral name, and an OSU lab is studying new pika habitats.
A new film explores the challenges climate change poses to coral reefs. An Oregon publisher will only publish women authors this year. Also, we'll look at the latest business news.
A federal rule change might mean some servers will have to share their tips with kitchen staff. Also, some Californians will have their marijuana convictions erased. And we'll check in with Seth Woolley, who has been filing petitions against local politicians for years.
Portland's new police chief, Danielle Outlaw, joins us. Also, we'll talk to a Salem high school student who is starting a youth homeless shelter. And we'll learn about a law that just went into effect to protect janitorial workers.