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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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Graduation Rates | Painting Exhibit | Opera For All

Oregon's high school graduation rates are released today. A Portland art exhibit focuses on the lives of African Americans. And an opera star comes to town to talk to kids.

local | Books | Arts | Think Out Loud

REBROADCAST: Colson Whitehead

We listen back to a conversation with author Colson Whitehead from last year when he was in town to accept an award from Oregon State University.

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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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News Roundtable | Salem Homeless | REBROADCAST: Unclaimed Dead

We take up some of the biggest news of the week in our news roundtable. Also, Salem's camping ban has hit some roadblocks. And we listen back to a conversation with a woman who has made it her mission to find families connected to unclaimed dead bodies.

local | News | Arts | Think Out Loud

Irrigation | Women's Lands | Students' Bill

Irrigation districts are working on modernization. A new book focuses on photography in women's communes from the 1970s and '80s. And a bill that fifth grade students worked on has become a new Oregon law.

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Methodist Split | Harney County Water | REBROADCAST: Farmworker Bill

The United Methodist Church may split over same-sex marriage. Farmworkers may have a path toward legal status. Harney County residents have come together to manage their groundwater woes.

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News Roundtable | Outlaw Departure | REBROADCAST: Nick Fish

We take up some of the biggest news of the week on our news roundtable. Also, Portland has a new police chief. And we listen back to an interview with Portland Commissioner Nick Fish, who died Thursday, about his father's role in Nixon's impeachment process.

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New Laws | New Portland Police Chief | Grants Pass Housing

Oregon gets some new laws with the new year. Portland gets a new police chief. And Grants Pass is rent burdened.

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REBROADCAST: Sandy Boulevard

We listen back to our walk along Sandy Boulevard — all the way from its origin, near the corner of SE 7th and Alder, to The Grotto, out at NE 85th.  

local | NW Life | Family | Think Out Loud

REBROADCAST: Difficult Conversations With Children

We listen back to a conversation with Sonia Manzano, who played the role of Maria on "Sesame Street" and a panel of experts discussing how to have difficult conversations with children.

Politics | News | Arts | local | Recreation | NW Life | Business | Health | Sports | Music | Think Out Loud

'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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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.

Communities | local | News | Environment | Think Out Loud

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.

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Wildfire Response | Prisoner Law Library | Teen Archer

How can Oregon be better prepared for wildfires? Also, inmates will now have access to legal information online. And an Oregon teen is one of the best archers in the country.

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Foster Care | Police Wellness | Amazon | Voles

OPB reporter Lauren Dake fills us in on new reporting on for-profit facilities where foster kids were sent out of state. Also, the Bend Police Department offers wellness classes, what it's like to work at a local the Amazon warehouse, and voles cause a lot of problems for local farmers.

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Dams | REBROADCAST: News Inside | Deschutes Library

What are the different environmental and cultural issues at stake for dams? How has the massive population growth in Central Oregon affected public resources like the libraries? And we listen back to a conversation about news in prison.

local | News | Think Out Loud

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. 

local | Food | Books | Business | Think Out Loud

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.