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.
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.
News | local | Politics | NW Life | Think Out LoudOPB | 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 | News | local | Think Out LoudOPB | 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.
News | local | Think Out LoudOPB | June 14, 2016 noon
In the wake of the Orlando shooting, we talk to a gay Christian reform activist about religion and sexuality. We also learn about new plans that might allow for denser residential development in close-in Portland. And we hear from one of the last speakers of the native language Ichishkiin.
Oil Trains In Washington | Earthquakes In Indian Country | Imaginary Friends | Soviet Diaspora: FamilyOPB | June 9, 2016 noon
We explore oil train traffic on the Washington side of the gorge, how Native American tribes are preparing for a Cascadia earthquake, the psychology of imaginary friends, and how post-Soviet immigrant families navigate generational and cultural divides.
The mayor of Mosier fills us in on recovery efforts there, and we learn more about oil train safety issues. Also, we launch a new series of interviews about Oregon's Soviet diaspora.
News | Nation | Health | Think Out LoudOPB | June 3, 2016 noon
Our news roundtable kicks around some of the big stories of the week. A former Alameda parent says Portland Public Schools was slow to respond to lead paint contamination at her son's school. We talk to a Seattle reporter about an enormous homeless camp there.
To the teachers and kids at Harrison Elementary in Cottage Grove taking a four-day outdoor school each spring means a year of fundraising, preparation and excited expectation. We went to Camp Tadmor in Lebanon and asked why they keep coming back every year.
The retiring head of the Portland Development Commission joins us. Also, science writer Steven Johnson tells us where new ideas come from. And we learn about the springtime sport of ground squirrel hunting.
We discuss Portland Police Bureau's requirement that officers must be given at least 48 hours notice before being interviewed for an internal investigation into an incident that could lead to disciplinary action. Then we get an update on the status of the death penalty in Oregon, and later we travel to the Portland Japanese Garden's new bonsai exhibit.
According to a new article, Portland lost 11% of its African American population over a recent four-year period. We discuss why that might be. We also talk with the Portland creators of “The Benefits of Gusbandry,” a web series that’s been gaining notoriety. And we catch up on the latest regional business news.
We check in on how Harney County elections are being affected by the armed occupation there earlier this year. Then we talk with regional newspaper editors who defend their endorsements in Oregon’s May 17 primary election. We round out the hour by hearing directly from voters about who they're voting for.
Sarah Mirk and Rob Kremer are on the news roundtable talking about some of the biggest stories of the week. We talk with the two candidates for the Republican nomination for Secretary of State. And we remember author Katherine Dunn, who died this week.
We talk with LA Times reporter Nigel Duara who visited Donald Trump supporters in Cave Junction. Allen Alley and Bud Pierce join us to put their best argument forward as to why they should get the Republican nomination.
We find out about the deep dive NPR and member stations did into how public schools are funded across the country. Then turn to the University of Oregon debate over investing in fossil fuel companies, and get an update on the trial against the occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.