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Producer, Think Out Loud

Julie Sabatier

Julie Sabatier is a producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting's daily talk show, "Think Out Loud."

Julie joined the "Think Out Loud" team in 2008. She was also the creator and host of the public radio show and podcast "Rendered" until the show retired in 2015. Julie previously worked as the staff writer for Just Out, reported for Willamette Week, served as podcast producer for Bitch Magazine and produced stories for "The Splendid Table," NPR and "99% Invisible."

Julie graduated from Oberlin College with a bachelor’s degree in English. She grew up in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Recent Articles

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Ezra Klein On 'Why We're Polarized'

Political journalist Ezra Klein digs into history, social science and more as he grapples with polarization in American politics. 

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Timber Unity | Baroque Orchestra | Light Festival

Timber Unity will rally in Salem tomorrow. The Portland Baroque Orchestra is the third largest period orchestra in the country. The Portland Winter Light Festival aims to lighten up winter's dreary days.

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"White Supremacy & Resistance" | DOJ Settlement | Housing Legislation

The Oregon Historical Quarterly's latest issue explores white supremacy. The Portland Police Bureau is in compliance with a DOJ settlement on use of force. And Oregon lawmakers may take up homelessness this session. 

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Master Climate Protectors | Real ID | REBROADCAST: Jon Raymond

A class teaches people how to become Master Climate Protectors. We learn what the Oregon DMV is doing about Real IDs. And we listen back to a conversation with author Jon Raymond.

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Jordan Cove | Homeless Seniors | Seniors & Money | Cannabis Taxes

The Jordan Cove project faces some permit hurdles. A health insurance company is funding housing for homeless seniors. A new study aims to diagnose a senior's mental acuity by looking at financial transactions. And a town in Eastern Oregon would like to change the way cannabis tax money is distributed.

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Gut Bacteria Study | Music For Underserved Kids | REBROADCAST: Pasta By Hand

Scientists see a possible connection between kids' behavior and their gut bacteria. My Voice Music provides music lessons and recording opportunities to kids who would otherwise have none. A Portland chef talks about her cookbook ‘Pasta by Hand.'

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News Roundtable | Hikikomori | Trust In Journalism

An Oregon psychiatrist studies "hikikomori," which is a Japanese term for extreme isolation. A new project at the University of Oregon seeks to improve trust in journalism. And we get some analysis and opinions on some big stories from the past week. 

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Washington Legislature | Inclusive Sports | Pay To Play?

The Washington legislative session kicked off this week. South Salem High School has a sports program that seeks to include students with disabilities. And an OPB investigation shows out-of-state law firms are making big donations to some Oregon politicians.

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Booked And Buried

OPB and the Northwest News Network spent a year documenting the rising death toll inside county jails across Oregon and Washington.

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Catlin Gabel Lawsuit | Facebook Cable | Malheur County | Climate Anxiety

A former Catlin Gabel student sues. Facebook wants to use coastal Oregon property for an underwater cable. Malheur County has high rates of heart disease. And Oregon-based writer Emma Marris has personal advice for handling stress from climate change.  

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HIV In Newborns | Tiny Boats | REBROADCAST: Lost In The Woods

New research from OHSU could lead to a breakthrough for babies born to mothers who are HIV positive. American and Japanese schoolchildren are collaborating on a project to build and launch small boats. And we listen back to a conversation with Cody Sheehy who made his way home after getting lost in the woods at age 6.

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Vape Lawsuit | Native Languages | First Woman Bishop

An Oregon student recently filed a class action lawsuit against a vaping company. The University of Oregon has a new Native American language seminar class. The Oregon Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has elected its first female bishop. 

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The Choice To Be Childless

In her new memoir, Oregon author Jackie Shannon Hollis explores her decision not to become a mother.

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'Think Out Loud' Producers' Choice: Best Conversations Of 2019

The "Think Out Loud" producers choose some of their favorite interviews from 2019.

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Farmer Wage Impacts | Pageant Lawsuit | Rowing With Parkinson's

We hear about immigration and farm work, an Oregon woman who is trans is suing the Miss United States of America pageant, and a devoted rower on how Parkinson's has given him new athletic opportunities.

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Impeachment | Salem Camping | David Guterson

Oregon's Congressional delegation responds to their impeachment votes. A camping ban goes into effect in Salem. Seattle novelist David Guterson writes of hiking in the woods.

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REBROADCAST: Activism Across Generations

We listen back to a conversation about how activism has evolved over almost 50 years in an intergenerational conversation about what it takes to change the world.

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We listen back to a conversation about how American Sign Language interpretation can help people who are deaf and hard of hearing enjoy live performances.

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Farmworker Bill | Closed Primary | Washington Judge

A bill would give undocumented farmworkers a path to legal status. The Democratic Party of Oregon opts to keep its primary closed. Raquel Montoya-Lewis will soon be the first Native American on the Washington Supreme Court.

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Hood River Climate | Indigenous Curator | Fareless Transit

Hood River has passed a resolution recognizing a global climate crisis. The Washington County Museum has an exhibit about the Kalapuya tribe. Kansas City will eliminate transit fares — we'll find out how.