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 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.
Nation | News | 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.
Nation | NW Life | News | 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.
Nation | News | Think Out LoudOPB | 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.
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 LoudOPB | 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.
local | Politics | News | Think Out LoudOPB | 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 LoudOPB | 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?
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?
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.
local | Politics | News | Think Out LoudOPB | 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.
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.
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 LoudOPB | 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.