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Allison Frost


Allison Frost is the senior producer and occasional host of Think Out Loud on OPB Radio. She's worn a variety of hats at OPB, including announcer, web producer, host, managing editor and senior producer. Before OPB, she led a local community radio station in Fresno, tutored English and sold books. She holds a B.A. in Speech Communication from California State University-Fresno and a Master of Science degree in Journalism and Communication from the University of Oregon. She likes to play with and blog about her two young children in and around Portland's Buckman neighborhood where she and her husband make their home.

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Recent Articles

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News Roundtable: February 27, 2015

OPB | Feb. 27, 2015 12:15 p.m.

FRIDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

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Full Speed Ahead For Low Carbon Fuel Bill

OPB | Feb. 24, 2015 12:06 p.m.

The clean energy bill is moving quickly through the Oregon legislature, despite its association with the Cyliva Hayes-John Kitzahber ethics scandal.

Environment | Think Out Loud

The Story Behind The Success Of The Oregon Chub

OPB | Feb. 23, 2015 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: We'll talk with one of the Oregon fish biologists who helped save the little minnow that's native only to the Willamette Valley.

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Investigation Into Fatal Police Shooting In Pasco Ongoing

OPB | Feb. 20, 2015 12:06 p.m.

FRIDAY: We get the latest from Tri-Cities reporter Anna King about the ongoing investigation into the fatal police shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes in Pasco, Washington last week.

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Live Coverage Of Reactions To The Governor Kitzhaber Scandal

OPB | Feb. 12, 2015 9:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: We went on the air at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday with the latest news about the possibility of Governor Kitzhaber's resignation.

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Overseeing Portland's Department Of Justice Settlement

OPB | Feb. 12, 2015 12:15 p.m.

THURSDAY: We talk with Dennis Rosenbaum, the compliance officer/community liaison for the city's settlement with the U.S. Justice department over police use of force.

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Changing Standardized Testing In Oregon

OPB | Feb. 9, 2015 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: OPB education reporter Rob Manning fills us in on the recommendations from a group of educators that's been meeting privately for about a year.

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News Roundtable: February 6, 2015

OPB | Feb. 6, 2015 12:06 p.m.

FRIDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

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Remembering Former Congressman Wes Cooley

OPB | Feb. 5, 2015 12:25 p.m.

THURSDAY: We'll talk with OPB political analyst Bill Lunch, about the one-term congressman who died Wednesday in a Bend hospital.

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Portland Mayor Outlines Priorities For 2015

OPB | Feb. 3, 2015 12:20 p.m.

TUESDAY: We sit down with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales to talk about the priorities he recently outlined in his State of the City address. What would you like to ask him?

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Researcher Tracks Radio Transmission From Space

OPB | Jan. 29, 2015 12:45 p.m.

THURSDAY: We'll talk to Portland native Emily Petroff who made the "real time discovery" of a radio wave transmission from another galaxy.

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News Roundtable: January 29, 2015

OPB | Jan. 29, 2015 12:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

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City Will Vote On Plan For Affordable Housing In N/NE Portland

OPB | Jan. 28, 2015 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Traci Manning from the Portland Housing Bureau lays out plans for how $20 million in affordable housing money will be spent.

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Waiting For University Of Oregon Documents

OPB | Jan. 26, 2015 12:30 p.m.

MONDAY: The University of Oregon has demanded the return of 22,000 pages of documents that were obtained by an unnamed professor who has so far refused to give them back.

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Portland State University Professor Finds Formaldehyde In E-Cigarettes

OPB | Jan. 23, 2015 12:45 p.m.

FRIDAY: David Peyton's new research appears in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Crowdfunding Oregon Businesses

OPB | Jan. 22, 2015 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: A new crowd-funding law will let anyone become an investor in an Oregon startup or expanding business.

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Clark County GOP says Jaime Herrera Beutler Too Centrist

OPB | Jan. 21, 2015 12:50 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Clark County Republicans are considering voting to censure Republican Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler for some of her bipartisan votes.

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Tracking Kennewick Man's Ancestry

OPB | Jan. 20, 2015 12:20 p.m.

TUESDAY: Ever since skeletal remains were found in 1996 on the banks of the Columbia river in Kennewick, Washington, the origin and custody of those bones has been in dispute.

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Branding PDX: The Carpet, The Cuckoo Clock, Food Carts & More

OPB | Jan. 16, 2015 12:06 p.m.

FRIDAY: We'll be live from PDX to talk about the restaurants and other vendors at the Portland airport, what's behind the #pdxcarpet phenomenon & more.

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Ducks Lose

OPB | Jan. 13, 2015 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: We'll get reaction from University of Oregon alum and NPR's Portland-based sports reporter, Tom Goldman, who was in the press box in Arlington for the big game.