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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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Recent Articles

News | Nation | Think Out Loud

Eudaly-Novick Debate | Law Enforcement and Homelessness In Eugene

OPB | Sept. 30, 2016 noon

We hear from the candidates running for Portland City Commissioner position 4. Then we hear about the law enforcement response to homelessness in Eugene.

News | Nation | Think Out Loud

Prosecution Rests In Malheur Occupation Trial | Talking To Kids About Legal Pot | Refugee Congress

OPB | Sept. 27, 2016 noon

Conrad Wilson updates us on the Malheur refuge occupation trial; we hear about how parents are discussing legal pot with their kids; and we talk to a Portland refugee who's in D.C. for a national refugee gathering.

News | Politics | Election | local | Think Out Loud

Daughter Of Chinese Immigrants Hopes For A Different American Dream

OPB | Sept. 22, 2016 noon | Portland

Jennifer Phung, the daughter of Chinese immigrants, says she's closer to achieving the American Dream than her parents ever were, but the dream itself needs revision.

News | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Report On Women In Oregon | American Dream: Portland Retiree

OPB | Sept. 23, 2016 noon

Our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest stories of the week. Also, we continue our American Dream series, and we hear about a new report about the state of women in Oregon.

News | Think Out Loud

Cascade Locks Bottling Update | Homework Or No Homework | PETA's Ingrid Newkirk

OPB | Sept. 22, 2016 noon

We talk to an elementary school principal who has changed the school policy on homework. And we hear from the co-founder of PETA.

Think Out Loud

Talking Business | Escaping The Nazis | American Dream: Employed And Homeless

OPB | Sept. 20, 2016 noon

We check in on the latest business news. We talk to a local woman who escaped from the Nazis in Austria with her triplet sisters when she was 13 years old. And we get another view about the American Dream from a homeless couple.

History | Nation | News | Election | World | Economy | Think Out Loud

How Meaningful Is 'The American Dream' Today?

OPB | Sept. 19, 2016 noon

Our series on "The American Dream" explores the origin of the idea, and how it's playing out for Oregonians — from various walks of life — leading up to the presidential election.

NW Life | News | local | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Sandwich Invitational

OPB | Sept. 16, 2016 noon

We cover some of the biggest stories of the week on our news roundtable, and we hear from competitors at the Sandwich Invitational at Feast Portland.

News | Think Out Loud

Oregon Hiking Triple Crown | Satanism Clubs | American Dream: Young Environmentalist

OPB | Sept. 14, 2016 noon

Two brothers want to create a "triple crown" of Oregon hiking trails. A Portland man wants to start a Satanist club in a Portland elementary school. And we continue our American Dream series by talking to a young environmentalist.

Think Out Loud

Opening Statements In Trial | Soccer Playoffs | Rising Portland Traffic Deaths | Public Financing For Portland Elections

OPB | Sept. 13, 2016 noon

We find out why traffic deaths are rising in Portland despite efforts to reverse the trend, and we learn more about a new proposed system of publicly financed elections in the city.

Think Out Loud

Portland Police Accountability Changes | Standing Rock Protest | Les Zaitz Retires

OPB | Sept. 12, 2016 noon

Portland may change its police accountability process. We talk to an Oregonian protesting in North Dakota. And investigative reporter Les Zaitz looks back on his prestigious career.

Education | News | Environment | Politics | local | Think Out Loud

School Bond Vote | Homelessness In Eugene | Measuring Glacial Melt

OPB | Sept. 8, 2016 noon

Portland high school students walked out of class yesterday over a bond measure vote. Also, we learn more about homelessness in Eugene and the ways that glaciers melt.

News | Think Out Loud

Malheur Trial Begins | What Does The American Dream Mean? | Racial Profiling Online

OPB | Sept. 7, 2016 noon

The first day of the trial of the Malheur Refuge occupiers begins today. Also, we discuss what the American Dream means to you. And we hear about a popular social network that has made it harder to post online.

News | local | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Generic Drug Pricing | Defending The Bundys

OPB | Sept. 2, 2016 noon

Our news roundtable goes over the biggest stories of the week. Rep. Kurt Schrader sponsors a bill to prevent drug price gouging. We hear a preview of OPB's occupation trial podcast.

NW Life | News | local | Think Out Loud

Ranked Choice Voting | Water Scarcity | Suicide Prevention

OPB | Sept. 1, 2016 noon

A new series in The Oregonian explores groundwater issues in eastern Oregon; a student wellness director from Blue Mountain Community College addresses the high rate of suicide in Kenya; and Benton County takes up the issue of ranked choice voting.

News | Think Out Loud

Springwater Corridor Sweeps | UO Architecture Win | How To Raise Boys

OPB | Aug. 31, 2016 noon

We talk about Springwater Corridor sweeps, UO award winning architecture and how to raise young men right.

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

Fruit Tree Project | New Multnomah County Sheriff | Coastal Labor Shortage

OPB | Aug. 25, 2016 noon

There's a new sheriff in town, and a solution for all that ripe fruit on your trees. Also, we discuss the shortage of labor at the coast.

News | Nation | local | Think Out Loud

Altruism | Pidgin Languages | Testing Public Records Law

OPB | Aug. 24, 2016 noon

We'll hear about a new study trying to get get to the bottom of "true altruism," a new exhibit in Portland about pidgin English and a University of Oregon project using the state's public record law.

News | local | Election 2016

Oregon And Washington Donkeys Stranded In Philadelphia Heading Home

OPB | Aug. 5, 2016 6:30 p.m.

What do you do with 57 fiberglass donkey sculptures left over from the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia? (That’s not a joke setup.)

Food

Portland Doughnuts Meet Their Match: Beiler's In Philadelphia

OPB | Aug. 3, 2016 7:34 p.m.

While covering the Democratic National Convention, OPB's Jeff Mapes and Allison Frost encountered a doughnut that rivals all others.