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

News | Politics | Economy | Nation | Communities

'OPB Politics Now': Oregon's Sanctuary Law Under Fire

OPB | Sept. 21, 2017 12:44 p.m.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited Portland this week, and railed against Oregon’s "sanctuary state" law.

News | local | Think Out Loud

Sheriff Mike Reese | Implicit Bias And Public Safety | Parole And Probation

OPB | Sept. 20, 2017 noon

We hear from Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese, U.S. Attorney for Oregon Billy Williams and Portland's Erika Preuitt, the first black president of the American Probation and Parole Association.

Think Out Loud

Parents In Prison | Public Records | Campus Sexual Assault Policy

OPB | Sept. 19, 2017 noon

We learn about Oregon's Bill of Rights for children of incarcerated parents, a public records lawsuit filed against the Washington legislature and a new University of Oregon policy related to sexual assault allegations.

News | local | Think Out Loud

Anti-California | Chetco Bar Fire Evacuee | Debating Teen Punishment

OPB | Sept. 18, 2017 noon

Portland-area high schoolers discuss the punishment for the teen suspected of starting the Eagle Creek Fire. Also, we talk to a woman who was evacuated from her house near Brookings for over a month. Plus, an opinion about anti-Californian sentiment.

'OPB Politics Now': Portland City Council Race Gets Interesting

OPB | Sept. 15, 2017 10:15 a.m.

Portland City Commissioner Dan Saltzaman made a surprise announcement — he won't run for reelection next year.

Think Out Loud

Portland Mayor Wheeler | Type 1 Diabetes | 'Oregon Field Guide'

OPB | Sept. 14, 2017 noon

Portland's Mayor Ted Wheeler discusses Amazon, freeway widening, and more. Also, we learn more about type 1 diabetes. And we celebrate the career of Steve Amen, host of "Oregon Field Guide."

News | local | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Levees | Tattoo Removal

OPB | Sept. 8, 2017 noon

Fires, earthquakes and hurricanes ... we hear about a different potential disaster: Portland's old levee system. Also, we learn about a group that helps people get rid of tattoos, and we get analysis from our news roundtable.

Economy | Nation | Environment | Politics | History | News | NW Life | Northwest Wildfires 2017

'OPB Politics Now': The Politics Of Wildfire

OPB | Sept. 7, 2017 2:56 p.m.

OPB political reporters Jeff Mapes and Chris Lehman join host Julie Sabatier to talk about the political, financial, and environmental complexities of wildfire.

Think Out Loud

DACA | Eagle Creek Fire | District Attorneys

OPB | Sept. 5, 2017 noon

We hear reactions to President Trump's decision about DACA, the Eagle Creek Fire and an ACLU of Oregon campaign about the role of district attorneys.

'OPB Politics Now': How Are We Going To Fix PERS?

OPB | Sept. 1, 2017 10:30 a.m.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is under pressure to reduce the state’s liability for the public pension system.

News | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Oregon Health Authority | Race In The Classroom

OPB | Sept. 1, 2017 noon

Students are advocating for more classroom discussions about race and privilege. Also, we sit down with Oregon Health Authority's new director, and our news roundtable takes up some big stories of the week.

News | Health | Think Out Loud

Vaccination Numbers | Oregon Wildfire Voices | Surimi School

OPB | Aug. 31, 2017 noon

How accurate are federal vaccination numbers for Oregon? Also, we hear voices from the front lines of wildfires burning across the state, and we take a trip to the OSU Surimi School in Astoria.

Think Out Loud

Sexual Misconduct At PPS | Housing Foster Youth | Lead In Water | Breast Cancer Tattoos

OPB | Aug. 30, 2017 noon

We discuss The Oregonian/OregonLive's reporting about sexual misconduct at Portland Public Schools, efforts to address housing for Oregon's foster youth, and the issue of lead in Portland houses. We also hear from a tattoo artist who works with breast-cancer survivors. 

News | local | History | Think Out Loud

Remembering Sam Blackman | Vietnam War Documentary

OPB | Aug. 29, 2017 noon

We discuss the sudden death of Portland tech entrepreneur Sam Blackman, and documentarians Ken Burns and Lynn Novick preview their 10-part series about the Vietnam War.

Think Out Loud

Fossil Fuel Challenge | American Working Conditions | Oregon Bar Exam

OPB | Aug. 28, 2017 noon

We discuss Portland's ability to ban local fossil fuel infrastructure, the first comprehensive survey of American workers, and the Oregon Supreme Court decision to lower the score needed to pass the state bar exam.

News | Politics

'OPB Politics Now': Answers To Your Kicker Questions

OPB | Aug. 25, 2017 10:45 a.m.

What is the kicker, anyway? And what does it mean for you?

Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Senator Jeff Merkley

OPB | Aug. 25, 2017 noon

What were you thinking about in the news this week? Also, we talk to Senator Jeff Merkley, who just got back from a trip to the Korean peninsula.

News | Nation | Think Out Loud

Community Courts | Portland Parks | Drag Queen Storytime

OPB | Aug. 24, 2017 noon

How do you use parks? Also, a Portland bookstore hosts Drag Queen Story Time, and the community court program in Eugene tries to help people arrested for crimes associated with homelessness.

News | Think Out Loud

Kicker | Black Market Marijuana | Immigration Legal Help | God Squad

OPB | Aug. 23, 2017 noon

There are not many options for legal assistance for immigrants in the Eugene area. Irrigators in Oregon and Washington are calling on the so-called "God Squad" to keep Snake River dams from coming down. Also, the kicker.

Think Out Loud

Talking Business | Hazelnut Grove | Shipwrecks

OPB | Aug. 22, 2017 noon

We get a regional business news update, perspectives on Hazelnut Grove and the Overlook Neighborhood Association, and a glimpse into the life of a sunken treasure hunter.


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