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.

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Recent Articles

Books | News | Think Out Loud

Reza Aslan Live At Literary Arts

Author Reza Aslan joins us in front of an audience at Literary Arts in downtown Portland. 

Think Out Loud

Portland Superintendent | Ari Shapiro | Hazing In Lake Oswego

Portland's new superintendent joins us for the first time. Also, Ari Shapiro comes home. And we learn about hazing in the Lake Oswego School District.

Think Out Loud

Body Brokers | REBROADCAST: West Coast Avant Garde | Russian Soccer Nightmare

We learn about the unregulated body parts industry and hear from Dani Foxhoven on her experience playing soccer in Russia. Also, we revisit a conversation about West Coast avant-garde composers. 

local | News | Think Out Loud

'The Horse Latitudes' | 'Thank You For Your Service'

We'll discuss a novel about soldiers in the Iraq War. And we'll discuss how soldiers feel about the phrase "Thank you for your service."

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Washington Elections | North Korea | Forest Work

Washington state's election results are in. Also, we'll learn about North Korea from a journalist who's been there. And the changing nature of forest work.

local | News | Think Out Loud

DC Politics And The NW | Photographing Rohingya Muslims | 'Alt-America'

A new book chronicles the rise of the radical right in America. Also, a local photographer just returned from Myanmar. And OPB's senior political reporter just returned from Washington, D.C.

History | local | News | Arts | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Tribal Housing | Holocaust Painting Comes Home

Our news roundtable takes up the week's headlines. The federal government refuses to honor a tribal housing agreement. And a family painting sold to escape the Holocaust has been found.  

local | Think Out Loud

REBROADCAST: 'On The Road' In SE Oregon

We'll listen back to our radio road trip from Fruitland, Idaho, to McDermitt, Nevada, through the sparsely populated and beautiful corner of Southeast Oregon.

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Underwater Hockey | UO President Schill | Carlos Kalmar

Music director Carlos Kalmar shares the Oregon Symphony's new series, "Sounds of Home." Also, University of Oregon President Michael Schill talks to us about protests on campus and we learn about the sport of underwater hockey.

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Chemawa School | REBROADCAST: Quince And Croquet | Carlos Gives Advice

We discuss problems at Chemawa Indian School and revisit a previous conversation with the largest quince grower in the northwest. Also, Carlos joins us to talk about their free advice service. 

local | News | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Oregon ICE Contracts | REBROADCAST: Peter Rasmussen

Two Oregon county jails have contracts with ICE. We revisit a conversation with Dr. Peter Rasmussen as Oregon's Death With Dignity law turns 20. And our news roundtable takes up the week's headlines.

local | News | Think Out Loud

Homeless Data | Lane County Strike | Recycling

It may soon become a lot more difficult to recycle some items. Also, new data on Multnomah County's homeless population and striking union workers reach a contract agreement with Lane County.

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Sen. Merkley | Day Care Safety | URM Buildings | Library Rules

Sen. Jeff Merkley discusses a recent Oregon ICE arrest. A child has died at a Portland day care center. Also, we talk about retrofitting old brick buildings and new rules for Multnomah County Libraries.

Think Out Loud

Harassment In Salem | Planting Sagebrush | Vancouver Port Race | Homeless Privacy

An Oregon state senator has been stripped of his powers. A new program trains prisoners to grow sagebrush. Also, we hear about the Port of Vancouver commissioner race and about how privacy laws apply to the homeless.

local | News | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Bringing Down 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

We speak with Maj. Margaret Witt, whose lawsuit against the U.S. Air Force led to the fall of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," about her new book. Also, our news roundtable takes up the week's big headlines.

Think Out Loud

Eastern Oregon Film Fest | Home Rule Charter | Art Restoration

The Eastern Oregon Film Festival kicks off this weekend. Douglas County is considering dramatic changes to its county government. And a PSU chemistry professor is innovating art restoration.

Environment | Think Out Loud

Green Cannabis | 'Viewpoint Diversity' | Reedies Against Racism

We talk about the environmental impact of cultivating cannabis, conservative perspectives on college campuses, and why some Reed students are protesting a humanities class. 

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Amazon In Oregon | Portland Thorns | Erious Johnson | Jim Pepper

We hear about Erious Johnson's recent settlement with the Oregon Department of Justice, tax breaks for Amazon, the Portland Thorns' 2017 NWSL championship and the life of Native American jazzman Jim Pepper.

Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Teaching Diversity At Reed | Movie Madness

We hear about a debate around diversity in humanities education at Reed College and an effort to save an iconic Portland video store. And our news roundtable takes up some of the week's big stories.

Politics | News

'OPB Politics Now': Portland Girds For A Freeway Fight

We talk about where the battle lines are being drawn and dig into the history of Portland's difficult relationship with freeway projects.


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