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.
News | local | Think Out LoudOPB | 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.
Our panel of news watchers take up some of the biggest stories of the week. We learn about a new environmental opera performed outside, and we talk to a spokesman for the Portland Stands United Against Hate coalition.
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."
We consider the forest conditions of the Eagle Creek Fire and listen in to OPB's "Class of 2025" podcast. Also, we talk about Amazon's quest for a second headquarters and the resignation of Seattle Mayor Ed Murray.
What does it take for forests to recover from wildfire? Should school lunches be free? Also, we hear from members of Oregon's community of Rohingya Muslim immigrants and refugees.
Economy | Nation | Environment | Politics | History | News | NW Life | Northwest Wildfires 2017OPB | 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.
An update on the Eagle Creek Fire. Also, a group of former law enforcement officers are calling for better police oversight. And local author Rene Denfield shares her latest novel.
News | local | History | Think Out LoudOPB | 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.
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.
News | local | Science | Think Out LoudOPB | Aug. 21, 2017 noon
Thomas Edison and other noted American scientists traveled out west to watch the eclipse of 1878. It was the dawn of the age of science in America.
News | Nation | Think Out LoudOPB | Aug. 18, 2017 noon
We talk about some of the big stories in this week's news, get an earful about volcanology, and check in with OPB arts show "State of Wonder" on the eclipse road trip they're wrapping up soon.
News | Nation | Think Out LoudOPB | Aug. 17, 2017 noon
On this show we hear from our eclipse chasing 'State of Wonder' team, the new executive director of the Port of Portland, the new president of Portland State University, and we hear about a controversial residential mural.
Eclipse Road Trip: Madras | Migrant Summer School | Neighborhood Association Vote | Gentrification And Mental HealthOPB | Aug. 16, 2017 noon
Can remembering how a neighborhood used to be help preserve aging minds? Should people be required to have a legal address in order to join a neighborhood association? Also, an update on the "State of Wonder" eclipse road trip and a summer school for migrant students in Medford.
What will Corvallis do for the eclipse? And will sketchy cell coverage in Eastern Oregon be a problem during the eclipse? Also, more on Multnomah County's lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, and an exploration of Portland's tech industry.
OPB's "State of Wonder" kicks off its pre-eclipse Oregon road trip. An artist and former journalist tells us about teaching other journalists how to draw. Also, we learn about lab-grown diamonds.
Heavy Asian-Americans are more likely to be perceived as "American." Also, what was being taught in a teen pregnancy prevention program whose federal funding has been cut? And the news of the week.
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