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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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Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Influencer Marketing | Oregon Logging Conference

OPB | Feb. 23, 2017 noon

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

Think Out Loud

Tribes Bury 'The Ancient One' | Grammy Winner Andre Allen Anjos | Oregon Promise

OPB | Feb. 22, 2017 noon

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.

News | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | General Strike | African Film Festival

OPB | Feb. 17, 2017 noon

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 Loud

University Of Oregon Immigrant Advocate | Village Movement | 'Buzz One Four'

OPB | 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.

Nation | News | Think Out Loud

Talking Business | Open Signal | Oregon Supply Chain Trade | Confederate Flag

OPB | 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.

News | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Transportation Audit | Marijuana Delivery

OPB | Feb. 10, 2017 noon

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.

Timeline: The Death Penalty In Oregon

OPB | Feb. 9, 2017 11:28 a.m.
Think Out Loud

Washington Governor Says Death Penalty Doesn't Offer Equal Justice

OPB | Feb. 6, 2017 noon

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.

NW Life | Nation | News | Think Out Loud

Washington State Representative Favors 'Swift And Sure' Capital Punishment

OPB | 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.

Nation | News | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Death Penalty: Washington Lawmaker

OPB | Feb. 3, 2017 noon

Our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest news of the week, and we talk to a Washington State lawmaker who opposes Governor Inslee's moratorium on the death penalty.

local | Environment | Think Out Loud

The Role Of Scientists | Psychiatric ER | Juniper Industry

OPB | Feb. 2, 2017 noon

A well-known scientist says scientists need to be more human in a "post-truth world." Portland opens a psychiatric emergency room. And the state gives out grants to log juniper — we'll find out how it works.

Nation | News | Think Out Loud

Opening Bell In Salem | Oregon Farmers & Immigration Changes | Sea Lion Control

OPB | Feb. 1, 2017 noon

Oregon state house reporters give us the lay of the land on this first day of the 2017 legislative session. We hear how Oregon farmers may be affected by changing immigration policy. And a new study offers a unique approach to managing sea lions.

Politics | local | News | Think Out Loud

Former OSP Superintendent Says Execution As State Policy Isn't Justified

OPB | Jan. 19, 2017 noon | Portland

Frank Thompson oversaw the only two executions in the last 50 years in Oregon. Now, he says doing so convinced him that capital punishment was not in the public's best interest.

Nation | News | Think Out Loud

OHSU On ACA | Douglas County Libraries | American Quran

OPB | Jan. 24, 2017 noon

How could local hospitals be affected by changes to the Affordable Care Act? What will Douglas County do without libraries? And what does the Quran have to say about modern day American life?

Think Out Loud

Moda On Affordable Care Act | Portland's Snowpocalypse Postmortem | Ice Study

OPB | Jan. 23, 2017 noon

What do insurance companies think about possible changes to the Affordable Care Act? What do we all think about how Oregon dealt with the recent winter weather? And how is it that Antarctic ice could be growing, even if the climate is warming?

Think Out Loud

Death Penalty Investigator Says Her Work Is To Uncover The Why

OPB | Jan. 10, 2017 noon

Death penalty investigator Rene Denfeld says uncovering the "why" behind brutal murders is heartbreaking for many reasons — not the least of which is that most of her cases were preventable.

Politics | local | News | Think Out Loud

Mother Of Murdered Son Says Death Penalty Is Necessary

OPB | Jan. 9, 2017 noon

Mary Elledge's son Rob was murdered 30 years ago. She doesn't believe in executing every person who is convicted of murder — but she says the death penalty can provide vital leverage for prosecutors trying to solve a case.

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News Roundtable | PDX Women's March | Astoria Play

OPB | Jan. 20, 2017 1 a.m.

In a 1 p.m. show following NPR special coverage, we'll talk about the inauguration and other news of the week, look ahead to the Women's March on Portland, and hear about a play about Astoria.

Think Out Loud

Death Penalty: Prison Superintendent | Roxane Gay's 'Difficult Women'

OPB | Jan. 19, 2017 noon

Our death penalty series continues with a conversation with someone who oversaw executions as part of his job. We also talk to author Roxane Gay.

Books | News | Think Out Loud

At Wordstock With Rob Spillman, Charles Bock And Sallie Tisdale

OPB | Jan. 16, 2017 noon

We listen to a few conversations with authors we spoke to during the last Literary Arts Wordstock book festival in downtown Portland.