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.
A bill would impose mandatory minimums for those who supply drugs that lead to an overdose death. Also, lawmakers consider a proposal to boost protections for workers suing their employers for discrimination.
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A local program helps Latina immigrant women heal from trauma. Also, we'll learn more about the first woman elected as Oregon’s secretary of state. And we hear opinions on this week's biggest local news.
This hour we talk about: proposed Oregon changes to mortgage interest tax deductions, support for collegiate women's sports and the challenges of serving on a public school board.
This hour: a new toolkit to help educators respond to white nationalist recruitment; a new radio station aimed at children, and Linus Pauling Legacy Award winning UO professor Geri Richmond.
We talk about the history of nuclear power in the Northwest. A program helps incarcerated Native youth find mentorship. And we hear about efforts to increase diversity in FBI recruiting.
Mercy Corps has teamed up with NASA to help vulnerable communities. The Tulalip Tribes is funding research on cannabis as a treatment for opioid addiction. And we learn more about relief nurseries.
How should the media cover suicide? Also, a documentary about homelessness in Seattle has a lot of people talking. And a local author writes a children's book about young boys' role in feminism.
Three Oregon college basketball teams have made it to the NCAA Sweet 16. Also, where does nuclear energy fit into the country's energy plans? And we'll listen back to an interview with Lindy West, whose book "Shrill" has just been turned into a show on Hulu.
Who are Oregon's cannabis consumers? Also, officials are working to make sure immigrants and communities of color aren't left out of the census. And a team of researchers heads to Antarctica for the winter.
Little Big Burger workers have unionized. A new bill would punish age discrimination. One public library offers access to court records. And students have been physically restrained without their parents' knowledge.
A new plan for law enforcement response in Portland. Police cadets share their experiences. And legislative fixes for foster care.
News | local | Politics | Climate change | Communities | Think Out Loud
We hear from Portland high school students protesting climate change, and hear from the head of the Oregon global warming commission. Plus we get opinions on regional stories from our news roundtable.
The music industry has changed a lot in the 50 years that Portland record store Music Millennium has been open. We get an update on a hate crime murder trial that started this week. Also, two local comic book writers have set a new DC Comics series in the Pacific Northwest.