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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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Surviving Hiroshima | Escaping The Nazis

We listen back to conversations with two women who survived the horrors of world war two and later made new lives in Oregon. One escaped the Holocaust, the other was in Hiroshima the day the bomb was dropped.

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Jo Ann Hardesty | Alt-Weeklies | REBROADCAST: Author Renee Watson

Records show Jo Ann Hardesty collected over $10,000 in income last year from her volunteer work at the NAACP. Also, we talk about alt-weeklies after several have closed nationwide. And, we listen back to an interview with author Renée Watson. 

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Home Away From Home: Portrait Of A Fire Camp

What makes it possible for firefighters to do the work they do? A very well-organized incident command team sets up a small city on the edge of the wilderness.

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Innocence Project | Josephine County | Life Expectancy | Smoke Summit

This hour: The Innocence Project helps release a man from prison; Josephine County's challenge to marijuana law; a report on life expectancy across the state; and a summit on smoke in Southern Oregon.

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Cranberry Hold Back | Voices Of Trans Women | Eagle Creek Fire Documentaries

American cranberry farmers want to destroy a portion of their crop. Also, a new musical work features the voices of transgender women. And students in the Columbia River Gorge produced documentaries about the Eagle Creek Fire. 

Science | Business | Books | Think Out Loud

Apprenticeship Training | A History Of Evolution

Everything you think you know about evolution is wrong. Also, we learn about a job training program for the construction field.

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News Roundtable | Airbnb | FEMA Youth Council

Most of Portland's short term rentals are operating illegally. FEMA has created a council of young people to create solutions to emergency preparedness. And we discuss the biggest news of the week with our news roundtable.

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Oregon Trail | Creative Chaos | Kah-Nee-Ta | Homelessness Ruling

Remaining ruts from the Oregon Trail may soon be destroyed. The Kah-Nee-Ta resort is closed. A new court ruling could affect how cities handle homelessness. A theater troupe of developmentally disabled actors forms in Cottage Grove. 

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News Roundtable | Chicas | Music In Landscape

Opinions and analysis on the week's news. Also, a program in Washington County provides after school programs for Latina students. And a concert pianist plays outdoors across Oregon.

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Washington Schools Strike | Wild Horse Management | Rescue On Mount St. Helens | Detroit Dam Project

We hear why teachers across Clark County are on strike. Then we learn what one Bureau of Land Management is considering to curtail its wild horse population. Also, we hear how a rescue worker saved a man on Mount St. Helens and talk about the controversial project at Detroit Dam.

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Portland School Bond | Dyslexia Screening | Homelessness Symphony

This hour we'll discuss an $800 million Portland Public Schools bond project that's already way over budget; a new dyslexia screening requirement for Oregon schools; and a symphony tackling homelessness.

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Portland Bureau Rebrand | Blue Mountains Forest Plan | 'The Child Finder'

Portland's Office of Neighborhood Involvement is changing its name. And a plan to manage public forests in Eastern Oregon is in its final phase. Also, we listen back to a conversation with local author Rene Denfeld.

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News Roundtable | Whiskey When We're Dry

We hear opinions and analysis on this week's news. And Oregon author John Larison joins us to talk about his new novel, "Whiskey When We're Dry."  

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Lead In Water | Youth Pass | Affordable Housing | Fly Casting

We talk with a 14-year-old world champion fly caster. Then we take up the safety of drinking water at Portland Public Schools, the city's youth bus pass program and the costs of building affordable housing.

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Friendship Line | Firearm Suicides | Reuniting Families In Texas | Anti-Trump Sign

We hear about a friendship line helping local seniors and a Bend Bulletin report on firearm suicides. An Oregon charity helps to reunite immigrant families. And the impacts of a political sign.

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News Roundtable | REBROADCAST: The Ragged Edge Of Medicine

Opinions and analysis on some of the biggest regional stories of the week. Also, an interview with a doctor who spent her career ministering to Portland's most vulnerable.

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Oregon Wheat To Yemen | Courtenay Hameister

We hear how the World Food Program is using Oregon wheat to help people in Yemen. And author Courtenay Hameister joins us to discuss her new book about overcoming her fears and living with anxiety. 

REBROADCAST: Joining The Jihad

What leads young women who are living comfortable lives in the West to leave everything behind and join ISIS? That’s what the journalist Åsne Seierstad tried to find out.

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Police Response To Protest | SEIU Settlement | Cindy Baldwin

Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw talks about police's response to a protest last weekend. Also, we hear from the SEIU and a public employee who recently settled a lawsuit with the union. And author Cindy Baldwin talks about being a mother with a chronic illness. 

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Rent Strike | Wildfires | Labor Complaint | Malicious Summoning

We hear about a proposed new law which would punish people for summoning the police unnecessarily, firefighters battling multiple huge wildfires, Oregon's labor commissioner filing a complaint against legislative leaders, and a rent strike at Portland's Holgate Manor.