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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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News Roundtable: July 31, 2015

OPB | July 31, 2015 12:06 p.m.

It’s time for our news roundtable, where we take a look at some of the biggest stories of the week with a rotating panel of journalists and other news watchers.

Environment | News | Communities | Energy

Portland Mayor On Bridge Activists: 'Protests Are Helpful'

OPB | July 30, 2015 1 p.m. | Portland

OPB spoke with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales, who also serves as the city’s police commissioner, about who has jurisdiction over the protesters and whether they have his support.

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Shell Icebreaker Remains In Portland

OPB | July 30, 2015 12:06 p.m.

Shell's Fennica icebreaker ship has still not been able to depart to the Arctic for oil drilling, after local climate change activists and Greenpeace activists blocked passage at the St. John's bridge.

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Oregon's High Hepatitis C Infection Rate And Why It Matters

OPB | July 31, 2015 12:30 p.m.

A recent report by the state's health agency shows that Oregon's rate of hepatitis C is 50 percent higher than the national average. We talk to a public health worker about why it matters and what can be done about it.

Environment | Think Out Loud

Portland Protesters Block Shell Icebreaker At St. John's Bridge

OPB | July 29, 2015 12:06 p.m.

A coalition of climate change activists and Greenpeace are keeping Shell's Icebreaker ship from proceeding to the Arctic.

local | News | Think Out Loud

Mayor Charlie Hales Goes To The Vatican

OPB | July 28, 2015 12:06 p.m. | Portland

We talk with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales, who just returned a summit with 60 mayors from around the world called by Pope Francis.

Environment | News | Economy | local

Vancouver Oil Terminal Sparks Controversy, Concerns For Community

OPB | July 24, 2015 4:30 p.m. | Portland

We're in Vancouver to explore the proposed Tesoro-Savage oil terminal and the impact of oil trains.

Environment | local | Think Out Loud

A New Oil Terminal In Vancouver?

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

We're in Vancouver to explore the proposed Tesoro-Savage oil terminal and the impact of oil trains.

local | NW Life | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable: July 17, 2015

OPB | July 17, 2015 12:06 p.m.

It’s time for our news roundtable, where we take a look at some of the biggest stories of the week with a rotating panel of journalists and other news watchers.

local | News | Health | Think Out Loud

Oregon Moves Forward With Toxics Bill Based On Washington's Law

OPB | July 20, 2015 12:45 p.m. | Portland

The Oregon Legislature passed a bill regulating a number of toxic chemicals used in the manufacturing of children's products.

local | Health | Think Out Loud

Chronic Pain Patients Try Alternatives But Keep Mum

OPB | July 20, 2015 12:30 p.m.

A new study out published in a national health care journal indicates that a large number of patients suffering from chronic pain try alternative care but don't talk to their doctors about it. 

local | News | Business | Think Out Loud

How Portland's New Comprehensive Plan Affects You

OPB | July 13, 2015 12:06 p.m. | Portland

Portland is updating its Comprehensive Plan — the multifaceted documents will guide the way the city develops for the next two decades.

Think Out Loud

Oregon Schools Chief Salam Noor Moves Into Position

OPB | July 8, 2015 12:06 p.m.

Salam Noor brings varied experience in the education field to this new job as deputy superintendent of Public Instruction.

Think Out Loud

What Passed And Didn't Pass In Oregon's 2015 Session

OPB | July 7, 2015 12:06 p.m.

We talk to two capitol reporters about the highlights and lowlights of the 2015 legislative session, which ended at 6:04 p.m. Monday.

Think Out Loud

National Weather Service Says To Expect More Heat

OPB | July 6, 2015 12:50 p.m.

Forecasters say to expect 90+ degree weather at least until Friday.

Think Out Loud

Report Highlights Economic Benefits Of Deeper Columbia

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

A new report into the economic consequences of deepening the Columbia River to from 40 to 43 feet indicates a strong return on investment.

Think Out Loud

News Roundtable: June 26, 2015

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

It’s time for our news roundtable, where we take a look at some of the biggest stories of the week with a rotating panel of journalists and other news watchers.

Think Out Loud

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds The ACA Again

OPB | June 25, 2015 12:06 p.m.

We'll get analysis of the King vs. Burwell ruling released Thursday.

Think Out Loud

Anti-Displacement Coalition Argues For City Changes

OPB | June 25, 2015 12:15 p.m.

An ad hoc coalition of more than 20 community organizations has been meeting with Portland's Planning and Sustainability Commission for policies to discourage displacement in gentrifying neighborhoods.

Environment | Think Out Loud

New Research On Carcinogenic Chemicals Combinations

OPB | June 23, 2015 12:30 p.m.

A new study out today suggests that some commonly found chemicals could become carcinogenic in the human body even in low doses if combined.