Samantha Matsumoto
Samantha Matsumoto

Samantha Matsumoto

Samantha Matsumoto is a producer for OPB’s daily talk show, “Think Out Loud.”

She previously worked as a breaking news reporter at The Oregonian. Her work has also been featured in Willamette Week and the Austin American-Statesman.

She graduated from the University of Oregon in 2016 with a degree in journalism.

Samantha is a proud native Oregonian and will gladly provide recommendations for the best restaurants in her hometown of Hillsboro.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has upended courts in Oregon, leading to delays in hearings and trials, and overwhelming caseloads for public defenders.



Family members of Oregonians killed by police discuss grief, community and next steps

Three months after George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer, the U.S. is continuing to grapple with how to address police violence and systemic racism against Black Americans. We hear how four Oregonians whose loved ones were killed by police have been engaging with protests and the Black Lives Matter movement.


Cindy Louis became the third generation in her family to own and operate the Canton Grill, after she took the restaurant over from her father, Fred Louis. The restaurant is celebrating its 75th anniversary in August.

REBROADCAST: Visiting The Canton Grill

The Canton Grill was a fixture on Southeast 82nd Avenue in Portland for 75 years. We listen back to a conversation on the eve of their 75th anniversary.




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