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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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Young Scientist | Ontario Food Drive | Native Language

A local high school freshman is a finalist in a national science challenge. Malheur County has included food drives in their emergency planning. And a new smartphone keyboard allows users to type in a Native language.

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Newport Update | Hate Crimes | I-5 Expansion

Newport faces a large number of coronavirus cases. Eric Ward says Oregon needs to address hate crimes. And the Rose Quarter I-5 expansion project lost key support.

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Alonzo Tucker | Art Center | REBROADCAST: Sauvie Swim

A group wants to create a memorial for Oregon's only documented lynching. The arts center in Baker City is getting creative during the pandemic. And we listen back to a conversation with a woman who swam nearly the entire way around Sauvie Island.

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REBROADCAST: James Yamazaki, WWII Vet

Japanese-American World War II veteran and retired pediatrician James Yamazaki turns 104 this Monday, July 6th. We spoke in 2015.

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Mask Requirement | Mask Exemption | Gun Locker | Congo Peace Project

Masks are now required indoors throughout the state. Lincoln County faced backlash for their mask rule. Deschutes County now has a safe gun storage program. And a Portland teen is working for Black liberation globally.

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Pendleton Pride | OSU President | Podcast Play

Pendleton held its first Pride parade last week. Ed Ray is retiring as president of OSU after 17 years. And Profile Theater has launched a podcast play about the coronavirus.

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News Roundtable | Play At Home | Hip-hop Protests

We get opinions and analysis on the news of the week. Also, four new plays are available for you to perform in your own home. And how have local hip-hop artists been engaging with the Black Lives Matter protests?

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Legislature Special Session | MAX Stabbing Sentencing | Interfaith Leaders

The legislature starts a special session today. And Portland faith leaders react to protests against police violence.

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Special Session | Police Training | DACA

The Oregon legislature begins a special session this week. We hear how law enforcement officers are trained in Oregon. And we check in with a DACA recipient after last week's Supreme Court ruling. 

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News Roundtable | Emergency Preparedness | Juneteenth

We look ahead to the Juneteenth celebrations in Oregon, ask what the state's Office of Emergency Management has learned from the pandemic so far and hear analysis and opinions on some big news stories from the week.

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Timber Investigation | Astoria | Racism & Mental Health

Investigative journalism tells a new story about Oregon timber. Racism takes a psychological toll. And we talk about how Astoria is coping with COVID-19.

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News Roundtable | Multnomah County | Commencement Advice

Multnomah County will not reopen yet. Notable Oregonians offer commencement advice to the class of 2020. And we get opinions and analysis on the week's news.

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REBROADCAST: Claudia Rankine

We listen back to an interview with award-winning poet Claudia Rankine in front of a live audience at Literary Arts.  

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Independent Police Review | Wilson High Student | Farm Worker Housing

Portland's Independent Police Review explains their police oversight work. The president of Wilson High School's Black Student Union reflects on this moment. And new rules from the state attempt to make farmworkers less vulnerable to the coronavirus.

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'Defund Police' Proposal | Coronavirus Cases | Casinos

We hear from two Black leaders about the policy changes they want to see right now. We get the latest on Oregon's coronavirus cases. And casinos across the state are reopening.

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News Roundtable | Tear Gas | Thorns

We get opinions and analysis on the news of the week. Also, how dangerous is tear gas during a pandemic? And the Thorns are going to start playing again.

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Police Union | Employment Department | Homelessness

The president of Portland's police union joins us. Also, the Oregon Employment Department has a new director. And, will Portland change it's approach to homeless shelters after re-opening?

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Protests Continue | Spirit Run | Future Farmers

Protests continue in Portland and around the country. Author Noé Álvarez wrote about his experience running through indigenous lands. And the pandemic has limited options for Future Farmers of America.

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News Roundtable | Prison & COVID-19 | Running While Black

We discuss some of the biggest news of the week. We talk about what coronavirus has meant for people in Oregon's prisons. Also, two African Americans who enjoy running discuss how they think about the sport after the death of Amaud Arbery.

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REBROADCAST: Women Of Color In Politics

We listen back to a conversation with four women of color who have been elected to office tell us about the challenges of running, and holding those positions.