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.
The University of Oregon launches a pilot program to combat student food insecurity, and Yoncalla elects an 18-year-old mayor. Plus, we hear from our news roundtable on this week's big stories.
In Lane County, fentanyl use is on the rise. A consultant for Multnomah County has suggested ways to address systemic racism. And we hear from advocates trying to save Portland's culinary corridor.
Washington State Rep. Matt Shea handed out a libertarian pamphlet. We hear how changes in D.C. could affect Oregon's congressional delegation. And we hear from our news roundtable.
Cognitive behavioral therapy comes to the federal justice system. No one is running to fill empty elected seats in Gates, Oregon. And an OHSU nursing student will play on the national rugby team.
We talk about the constitutionality of "time, place, and manner" restrictions on speech. Also, is Portland a great pizza city? Also, newspaper editors from around the state tell us how they chose to endorse candidates and measures.
We discuss the latest polling on key midterm races. Also, we look back at the Oregon Episcopal School Mount Hood tragedy 32 years later and discuss rising traffic fatalities in Oregon.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler plans to introduce an ordinance limiting protests. A new study looks at how viruses behave in different places. We talk with the two candidates running for Portland City Council.
Klamath County wins a "Culture of Health" prize. We look back at a program that brought African-American students to the University of Oregon. We continue our gubernatorial candidate conversations.
Measure 106 would prohibit state funding for most abortions. A Multnomah County judge ruled that a TriMet fare enforcement check was unconstitutional. And we'll discuss the latest regional business news.
Portland police are working on a program to provide IDs to homeless people. Alice Tallmadge's new memoir explores her family's panic over a false belief that Satanic abuse was sweeping the nation.
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Oregon's secretary of state is reaching out to inactive voters via Facebook. The Mental Health Alliance wants input on police use of force. And, a farm in Carlton helps men recovering from addiction.
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Schools around the nation are adopting Oregon's "model dress code." The code approved by Portland Public Schools in 2016 aims to create a dress code that meets students' concerns.