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.
We listen back to a conversation with Congressman John Lewis, the youngest person to speak at the March on Washington in 1963. And we'll also hear from the new Oregon Senate Minority Leader Jackie Winters.
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Will a new movie theater subscription service disrupt Portland's independent movie ecosystem? What does the federal government's recent announcement mean for local immigrants from El Salvador? And we learn about recent ethics findings about Cylvia Hayes.
We look ahead to the 2018 Washington legislative session that starts Monday. Also, we talk with a TriMet bus driver about his experiences on the job. We learn about a new homeless campus in Klamath Falls and hear about how the case against Cliven Bundy was dismissed.
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We get reactions to the U.S. Attorney General's plans to rescind an Obama-era cannabis memo. We also explore the reasons why TriMet ridership is down, and we find out why Portland is vital to state universities — even ones not based here.
Israel Bayer has been working on the front lines of homelessness in Portland for 14 years. We talk to a historian about a 60-year-old film about evacuating Portland in an event of a nuclear attack. And we talk to two young people who volunteer on a crisis hotline for teens.
Local woodworker Gary Rogowski's new book is about the importance of working with your hands. Also, since Oregon's graduation rate continues to be low, we look to one of the states with the highest rate. And a survey of the year's top business news.
A proposal to criminalize camping in vehicles parked on public streets in Beaverton, a longtime homelessness advocate talking about shelter capacity in Portland and a Liberace tribute show for the holidays.
Our news roundtable takes up some of the big stories in the weeks news. We also hear from Congressman Greg Walden on "net neutrality,"and Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer on the farm bill.
The number of homeless students in Oregon is higher than ever. Also, a middle school PPS wants to reopen sits right near the freeway. And a math teacher in Bend wins a national award.
The EPA has put the Portland Harbor on a list of Superfund priority sites — what does that mean? Also, another take on crime in downtown Portland. And we'll check-in on the medical marijuana market.
We hear about new efforts to protect farmworkers from pesticide exposure, Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden's take on this week's net neutrality vote, and urban and rural Oregonians trying to understand their differences.
The Portland African American Leadership Forum has a new plan reflecting the priorities of Portland's African American community. Bend City Council will decide whether to send voters a plan to fundamentally change the city's system of government. And Columbia Sportswear CEO Tim Boyle talks about safety for downtown businesses.
Our news roundtable takes up the week's headlines. Also, we hear about a milestone in the Hanford nuclear cleanup. And we talk to a local organization that works with Asian immigrants — the fastest growing immigrant group in Oregon.
What criteria should a university use to decide whether its founders were racist? Also, we'll talk to a Portland journalist about how U.S.-Cuba policy has changed, and parents who are suing an Oregon school over its transgender policy.
We learn about a Josephine County proposal to restrict cannabis grows; talk to Jackie Winters, the first African American minority leader in Oregon's Legislature; and hear about state wolf management.