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 hear about budget negotiations heating up in Salem, how carbon pricing could affect communities of color, and the politics of "good hair."
We learn about cybersecurity "honeypots" and a bill to raise the age for tobacco use in Oregon.
Books | NW Life | local | Think Out LoudOPB | April 24, 2017 noon | Portland
A new temporary homeless shelter has opened in SE Portland. And Oregonian Mark Russell tells us about the Flinstones, which he has re-written in comic form as biting social satire.
Portland Fire Chief Mike Myers and Brad Lee, who directs the Reno area's medical emergency response, tell us about innovations in 911 service.
local | News | Think Out LoudOPB | April 19, 2017 noon
How can Portland's emergency response improve? Should the left lane on the highway be restricted to passing only? Then, we talk with hip-hop artist Dahlak Brathwaite.
We get business news from the editor of the "Portland Business Journal," then turn to a new lawsuit brought by disability rights advocates. We end the hour with a preview of the Soul'd Out music festival.
Land use | local | News | Think Out LoudOPB | April 5, 2017 12:15 p.m.
University of Oregon associate professor Nico Larco is studying the effect that self-driving cars are likely to have on cities and the people who live in them.
Nation | News | Think Out LoudOPB | April 14, 2017 noon
We discuss some of the biggest stories of the week. Then, we look into a spike in inmate suicides in Washington. We'll also hear about an effort to silence train whistles in La Grande.
We explore a new exhibit dedicated to the celebrated book “Geek Love," a proposal in the Oregon Legislature to tighten distracted driving laws, and a new photography show featuring Syrian refugee children.
local | News | Think Out LoudOPB | April 12, 2017 noon | Portland
The Nez Perce were driven out of Oregon's Wallowa Valley by a man who had dedicated his life to equality for America's former slaves. Also, we get an update on what bills are still alive in the Legislature.
Nation | News | Think Out LoudOPB | April 11, 2017 noon
Alissa and Robbie Parker, whose daughter Emilie was killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary, share their story. Also, a college program for migrant farm workers in Eastern Oregon, and a new report suggesting ways to bridge the state's budget gap.
Nation | News | Think Out Loud
Life In A Town For Sale | Education Goals In The Oregon Legislature | Prison Lockdown | Oregon Dept. Of EnergyOPB | April 10, 2017 noon
A small town in Southern Oregon is for sale. What are the legislature's statewide education goals? How does the Oregon Dept. of Corrections handle riots? An overhaul of the state Department of Energy is being proposed.
Lawmakers are looking at government employee health care as a way of cutting costs. Eric Cain joins us to discuss his 30-year career with OPB. And we discuss other big news of the week.
New homes are getting built, but is it enough? What will our cities look like when self-driving cars really become a reality? And the young Oregonian behind the Sunshine Girl YouTube phenomenon joins us to talk about her latest book.
Nation | News | 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.