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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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Sondland Response | Neighborhood Groups | Local Rapper | Sci-Fi

How does Portland relate to neighborhood watch programs? What can science fiction teach us about our world? Also, Ambassador Sondland responds to sexual misconduct allegations. And rapper who grew up in Warm Springs receives acclaim. 

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Sondland Accusers | Young People Respond To Impeachment | Traffic Stops

How do young Oregonians view the impeachment proceedings? Also, three women accuse Ambassador Sondland of inappropriate sexual conduct. And new data shows evidence of racial disparity in traffic stops by Portland Police Bureau and Hillsboro Police Department.

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REBROADCAST: Cash Bail | TriMet Fare Enforcement

Public defenders want to change the cash bail system in Oregon. And TriMet has added enforcement officers. 

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Joy Of Cooking | Food And Culture

Portlanders Scott and Megan Becker edited the 9th edition of "Joy of Cooking." The chef at a new Portland restaurant has dedicated the restaurant to his father's memory.

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REBROADCAST: Susan Rice

Former Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice has written a new memoir called "Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For."

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REBRROADCAST: David Grann On Osage Indian History

We listen back to a conversation with author David Grann about his book "Killers of the Flower Moon." 

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News Roundtable | Lindy West: 'The Witches Are Coming'

Seattle writer Lindy West's new book aims to reclaim the word "witches." Also, we get opinions an analysis on some of the biggest news of the week. 

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UO Black Cultural Center | Student Newspaper | Gender Nonbinary | Climate Case

The University of Oregon has a new Black Cultural Center. Fourth graders in Salem have started a school newspaper. A nonbinary person was denied a petition to change their gender in Lane County. And the Oregon Supreme Court held arguments in a high school.

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REBROADCAST: Author Mohsin Hamid

We listen back to an interview from 2018 with the author Mohsin Hamid.

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Cash Bail | Fare Enforcement | Climate Case

Public defenders want to change the cash bail system in Oregon. TriMet has added enforcement officers. And the Oregon Supreme Court held hearings at a high school last week.

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Ambassador Susan Rice Knows How To Take A Hit And Keep Going

Former Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice has written a new memoir called "Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For."

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Pacemakers | Gender Change | Paper Mill | Feral Cats

An Oregon doctor is accused of implanting more than 100 patients with unnecessary pacemakers. A Lane County judge denied a person's request to legally change their gender to nonbinary. A West Linn paper mill has re-opened. And Grants Pass has a feral cat problem.

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REBROADCAST: Barry Lopez

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

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News Roundtable | REBROADCAST: Thank You For Your Service

We get opinions and analysis of the week's biggest news. And we listen back to a conversation with veterans about what the phrase "thank you for your service" means to them.

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Dinners In Parks | Central Oregon Editor | Tribal Liaison

New permits will be required to provide free food in public parks. Several Central Oregon newspapers have a new editor. And the Washington State Historical Society has hired a tribal liaison.

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Washington Elections Recap | Vietnamese Nail Salon | Coffee

We talk about Washington state's recent election. Plus, a documentary filmmaker on why nail salon workers are overwhelmingly Vietnamese. A nonprofit wants to make the coffee industry better for workers and consumers.

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Climate Change Warning | Mayor Of NE Portland | Ghost Towns

Paul Knauls, known as the Mayor of NE Portland, reflects on his life and legacy. Also, a new exhibit highlights the history of ghost towns. And the Washington State Historical Society has hired a tribal liaison.

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Gert Boyle | Sea Urchins | Sex Education

Kelp and other marine life are overwhelmed with purple sea urchins taking over the West Coast. The Hillsboro School District adds new topics to their sex education program, but some parents aren't happy with the changes. And we remember Columbia Sportswear's longtime chairwoman Gert Boyle.

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News Roundtable | Apples & Tariffs | Missing Persons

How does law enforcement respond to missing persons reports? How have tariffs affected one Northwest apple farmer? Also, we get opinions and analysis on the week's news.

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The Slants | Rodeo | Diversifying Construction | Trust In News

The band The Slants plays its last show this weekend. A native rodeo rider from Oregon comes from a long family tradition. Metro wants to diversify construction crews on publicly funded projects. Readers are more likely to trust journalism that takes them somewhere.