Senior Producer, Think Out Loud
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.
News | Nation | Think Out LoudOPB | March 23, 2017 noon
Students from Catlin Gabel, Wilson and De La Salle North high schools in Portland launched a youth dialogue project designed to get young people from all over the country to talk — and listen — to each other.
Should Sudafed be available without a prescription again? What can states do to limit oil spills from trains? Also, we talk to Matt Witt about his parents' end of life experiences, Oregon's Death With Dignity law, and Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.
We hear what climate change bills lawmakers are thinking about. We discuss the music of grief. Then we turn to the business of university sports marketing. We end the hour with an in-depth look at the Irish Dancing World Championship.
How strong are states' civil rights protections? What advances are Oregon farmers making around saving water? Also, we talk to a team from Intel and the Oregon Symphony who are collaborating on wearable music technology.
Education | News | NW Life | Think Out LoudOPB | March 10, 2017 noon
Two Portland-area principals say the incidents on their campuses require thoughtful responses that both ensure safety of students and avoid giving too much attention to racist and homophobic threats.
local | News | Politics | Think Out LoudOPB | March 10, 2017 noon
We take up some of the big stories in the news this week, then we hear from Oregon high school principals about recent hate speech on campus. We also hear about the verdict in the second trial of Malheur Refuge occupiers.
local | News | Nation | Politics | Think Out LoudOPB | March 3, 2017 noon
We talk over some of the biggest stories of the week with our panel of news watchers, then talk to Sen. Jeff Merkley about Russia, health care, the travel ban and more. We'll also hear about the rise of anti-government groups.
A new study looks at the cost of public employee benefits. A bill before the legislature attempts to make job scheduling easier for hourly workers. And Central Oregon Community College safety officers have been acting like police officers.
We look back at the week's top stories with our news roundtable and learn what it's like to make a living as a social media influence
We hear about the Native American ceremony burying the ancient bones found in 1996 near Kennewick, WA; we talk remixes with a Grammy-winning Portland musician; and we find out the winners and losers behind free community college.
Our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest stories of the week. We also hear from organizers of a general strike and boycott in Portland and the coordinator of Portland's long-running African film festival.
local | News | Think Out LoudOPB | Feb. 15, 2017 noon
The UO has appointed a resource person for undocumented and international students. A community movement to help people age in place is 15 years old. And local filmmaker Matt McCormick tells us about his his new film.
News | Nation | Think Out LoudOPB | Feb. 14, 2017 noon
The latest regional business news, a new community media arts reorganization, an explanation of supply side trade, and a public school conflict over the Confederate flag.
We discuss some of the biggest stories of the week and learn about a new audit of the Department of Transportation. And we hear about legal marijuana delivery.
Democratic Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says he imposed a moratorium on capital punishment like the one in Oregon because of the "gross inequality" in how the practice is administered.
News | Nation | NW Life | Think Out LoudOPB | Feb. 3, 2017 noon
Washington Representative Brad Klippert says he opposes any kind of repeal effort in his Chamber. His support of the death penalty is rooted in his Christian faith and his experience in law enforcement.