Producer, Think Out Loud
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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A former Catlin Gabel student sues. Facebook wants to use coastal Oregon property for an underwater cable. Malheur County has high rates of heart disease. And Oregon-based writer Emma Marris has personal advice for handling stress from climate change.
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.
Iranian Americans in Portland discuss how tensions between the U.S. and Iran affect them. Washington has its first Native American Supreme Court justice. And investigators are trying to locate apples thought to be extinct.
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.
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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A bill would give undocumented farmworkers a path to legal status. The Democratic Party of Oregon opts to keep its primary closed. Raquel Montoya-Lewis will soon be the first Native American on the Washington Supreme Court.
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Student athletes are able to transfer schools and keep playing sports despite sexual assault charges. Also, a Salem man has been collecting information on the plants near his home for 50 years. Also, we look at one school district's music program. And we talk to triplets who are champion wrestlers.
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.
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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Portland police and fire unions have concerns about a new approach to non-emergency calls. A local woman is competing in the National Cyclocross Championship. The Umatilla Indian Reservation has opened a warming shelter.
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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.
Hemp farmers say new USDA rules will affect their businesses. The USDA has hired a specialist to help farmers in Southern Oregon minimize wolf attacks. A new podcast looks at racism in the cannabis industry. And the Rose City Rollers win again.
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The University of Oregon has a new Black Cultural Center. Fourth graders in Salem have started a school newspaper. A nonbinary person was denied a petition to change their gender in Lane County. And the Oregon Supreme Court held arguments in a high school.