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Senior Producer, Think Out Loud

Allison Frost

Allison Frost is the senior producer and occasional host of Oregon Public Broadcasting's daily talk show, Think Out Loud.

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, California, tutored English and sold books.

Allison holds a degree in speech communication from California State University, Fresno, and a masters 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 where she and her husband make their home.

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Recent Articles

local | News | Election | Politics | Nation | Election 2016

OPB Politics Now: Hillary Clinton Accepts Nomination

OPB | July 28, 2016 10:40 p.m. | Philadelphia

Hillary Clinton took the stage for one of the most important speeches of her career on Thursday, accepting the Democratic nomination for president.

Election | Politics | Election 2016

How Are Locals And Visitors Reacting To The DNC In Philly

OPB | July 28, 2016 3:45 p.m. | Philadelphia

Allison Frost of OPB's Think Out Loud headed to Philadelphia's famous Reading Terminal Market to talk with locals about the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

local | News | Election | Politics | Nation | Election 2016

OPB Politics Now: President Obama Passes The Torch

OPB | July 27, 2016 10:47 p.m. | Philadelphia

President Obama was the story of the night on the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

local | News | Election | Politics | NW Life | Think Out Loud

Bernie Delegate | International Reporter | Roseburg Play

OPB | July 28, 2016 noon

We talk to an Oregon delegate who supported Bernie Sanders and a Spanish reporter at the DNC. Director Ginger Dayle joins us to discuss her controversial play set in Roseburg.

local | News | Election | Politics | Nation | Election 2016

OPB Politics Now: Bill Clinton, Kate Brown And TPP

OPB | July 26, 2016 9:29 p.m. | Philadelphia

Bill Clinton made his pitch for his wife, Hillary Clinton, to the Democratic National Convention Tuesday after the party officially nominated her Tuesday.

Think Out Loud

Reactions to Clinton Nomination | Ron Wyden At The DNC | Philadelphia Uber Driver | Salmon Reintroduction

OPB | July 27, 2016 noon

We hear from U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) from the Democratic National Convention and talk to an Uber driver in Philadelphia. We'll also discuss an effort to reintroduce salmon to the upper Malheur River.

News | Election | Politics | Nation | Election 2016

OPB Politics Now: Bernie, Boos And Michelle At The DNC

OPB | July 25, 2016 10:45 p.m.

Think Out Loud Host Dave Miller and OPB's Senior Political Reporter Jeff Mapes discuss the action-packed and boo-filled first day of the DNC.

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Gov. Kate Brown At The DNC | Sanders Supporters | Cannabis Testing | Talking Business

OPB | July 26, 2016 noon

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown joins us from the Democratic Convention; we learn about the science of testing cannabis products; and we check in on some of the latest business news.

Think Out Loud

DNC Day 1 | Astoria Column

OPB | July 25, 2016 noon

We talk to Oregon politicians on the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and hear about the restoration of the Astoria Column historical landmark.

local | News | Election | Politics | Nation | Election 2016

OPB Politics Now: Previewing The DNC

OPB | July 25, 2016 8:13 a.m. | Philadelphia

On the first special episode of OPB Politics Now from the DNC, OPB Senior Political Reporter Jeff Mapes and Think Out Loud Host Dave Miller preview the first day of the convention in Philadelphia.  

local | News | Think Out Loud

RNC Wrap Up | News Roundtable | Portland Biennial

OPB | July 22, 2016 noon

Our team in Cleveland wrap up the RNC and our news roundtable discusses some of the biggest stories of the week. Then we hear about the 2016 Portland Biennial art show.

local | News | Politics | Think Out Loud

Ginsberg Remarks | Community Policing In Portland | Deschutes River Dam

OPB | July 14, 2016 noon

A Supreme Court expert explains Justice Ginsberg's controversial comments. Then we turn to community policing in Portland, and learn about the significance of a first-of-its kind mixing tower on the Deschutes river.

local | News | Politics | Think Out Loud

African-Americans & Health Care | Raising A Black Son | DNC Preview

OPB | July 12, 2016 noon

We get a preview of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, and we learn about a Harvard study exploring African-Americans' relationships with their health care providers. We also talk to a local African American mother about the anxiety of raising a black son.

local | News | NW Life | Think Out Loud

Keeping Young People In Klamath Falls | Women Firefighters | Foster Care Shortage

OPB | July 7, 2016 noon

A group of young Klamath Falls residents want to make their community more attractive to their generation. Then we discuss the challenges that face women firefighters. Last, we'll take up the shortages in Oregon's foster care system.

Think Out Loud

Olympic Trials In TrackTown USA | Mayor Kitty Piercy | Portland Police Oversight

OPB | July 5, 2016 noon

We're broadcasting live from KLCC in Eugene and welcoming TrackTown USA president Vin Lananna and longtime Eugene mayor Kitty Piercy. We also sit down with Kathleen Saadat, who just retired as the chair of the Portland police oversight board.

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REBROADCAST: WWII Vet James Yamazaki

OPB | July 4, 2016 noon

On this Fourth of July, we listen back to an interview with WWII vet James Yamazaki.

News | NW Life | Think Out Loud

Firefighters Under Fire | Your Brain On Music | Harney County Election | Immigration Lawsuit

OPB | June 29, 2016 noon

Harney County Judge Steve Grasty survived a recall election, a class action lawsuit on behalf of unaccompanied immigrant minors moves forward, firefighters in Southern Oregon are under attack for enforcing laws, and OHSU neuroscientist explains the connections between the brain and music.

Think Out Loud

An Affordable Electric Car | More Gun Control In Oregon? | Darcelle XV

OPB | June 20, 2016 noon

We'll talk to the man who wants to bring a new, cheaper electric vehicle. Two Oregon lawmakers join us to discuss possible legislative action in response to the massacre in Orlando and other mass shootings. And we end the hour with a conversation with the oldest living performing drag queen in the country. 

local | News | Politics | NW Life | Think Out Loud

After Orlando Shooting, Christian Activist Urges Religious Compassion

OPB | June 14, 2016 12:25 p.m.

The activist and author of "God and the Gay Christian" spoke to Think Out Loud host Dave Miller ahead of his Portland event promoting an inclusive Christian view of sexual minorities.

Environment | local | News | Think Out Loud

Willamette River Cleanup Plan | On The Road: US Route 395

OPB | June 15, 2016 noon | Portland

We learn about the Environmental Protection Agency’s draft clean-up plan for the Willamette River Superfund site. And we take you on a radio road trip down route 395 from Pendleton to John Day.