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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A coalition of North Portland neighborhood associations is pushing the city to create organized camps for people experiencing homelessness.
We get opinions and analysis on some of the week's big stories, hear from the front lines about the fruit packing strikes in Yakima, and meet the head of a Portland neighborhood association pushing for homelessness solutions.
We get election results from the May primary, hear how the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Ashland are trying to move forward, and listen back to a conversation about white supremacy and resistance in Oregon.
The courts are currently deciding a case that takes up the ongoing legality of the Governor's emergency orders. Dentists are having trouble finding PPE. Portland has one of the longest standing female football teams in the country. And we listen back to a conversation with two survivors of genocide.
A program created to help pregnant women addicted to opioids has reduced the number of children placed in foster care. The pandemic has interrupted tribal efforts intended to prevent suicide. And our news roundtable guests share opinions and analysis on some big stories from the week.
Local business leaders say POC-owned small businesses need aid. Sanctuaries for primates are particularly hard hit right now. A local high school student is creating see-through masks. And a TriMet bus driver tells us about his days.
How is distance learning affecting already struggling students? We discuss the environmental effects of the pandemic. And we hear from three Oregon mayors about the reopening of some state parks.
Oregon's Teacher of the Year is sounding an alarm. Mercedes Muñoz says that distance learning is a farce — that it’s no substitute for in-person community, care and attention.
The governor is announcing new guidelines in her plan for reopening Oregon. Trees in the west are in trouble for a number of reasons. And we hear how people with disabilities are affected by the pandemic.
The “Key to Oregon” study aims to recruit 100,000 Oregonians to give leaders a real-time look at the COVID-19 situation in the state — and guide response and reopening.
This hour we check in on meat industry in Oregon, talk with a researcher who is sequencing the new coronavirus, and hear pros and cons of the Metro measure to raise taxes to help homeless people.
Other states are looking to see what they can learn from Oregon's vote by mail system. The state's unemployment department is overwhelmed with applications. Justin Livingston is running for Rep. Greg Walden's congressional seat.
How will the Muslim holy month of Ramadan be affected by the pandemic? Rep. Greg Walden tells us about his role on the committee looking into re-opening the U.S. And Keith Wilson is running for the Portland City Council seat currently held by Chloe Eudaly.
The Warm Springs Indian Reservation has two cases of COVID-19; Harney County wants to reopen; gun sales are up; and Mingus Mapps makes his case for a seat on the Portland city council.