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Senior Producer, Think Out Loud

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 ournalism 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

Think Out Loud

New Evidence In 15-Year-Old Longview Murder Case

OPB | Dec. 1, 2015 12:30 p.m.

The Innocence Project Northwest says new evidence points to a different suspect than the one who was convicted of the crime in 2002.

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Delays For Pain Managment Alternatives For OHP Patients

OPB | Dec. 2, 2015 12:15 p.m.

The state has put off implementing a new policy to discourage opioids and encourage alternative therapies for Oregon Health Plan patients with back pain.

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3 Chefs On Restaurants, The Kitchen & Thanksgiving

OPB | Nov. 26, 2015 12:35 p.m.

Cathy Whims, Naomi Pomeroy and new chef and entrepreneur Jen Datka join us share their thoughts about the industry.

Environment | Water

Cleaning Up Toxic Contaminants In The Willamette River

OPB | Nov. 19, 2015 9:37 a.m.

The Portland Harbor was declared a Superfund site in 2000, and some clean up has taken place, but most awaits the final EPA decision, expected in the spring.

Environment | Water | Think Out Loud

Light At The End Of The Tunnel For Portland Harbor Superfund

OPB | Nov. 18, 2015 12:06 p.m.

The Portland harbor was declared a Superfund site 15 years ago, and officials are finally close to a plan to finish cleaning up the toxic 11-mile stretch of the Willamette.

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Veterans Day Discussion: Coming Home In America

OPB | Nov. 12, 2015 12:06 p.m.

How has the experience of coming back from war changed for veterans of wars, from the Civil War to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan?

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John Irving And His 'Avenue Of Mysteries'

OPB | Nov. 9, 2015 12:06 p.m.

Acclaimed author John Irving sits down with Dave Miller in front of an audience at Wordstock to talk about Irving's 14th novel.

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More Help On The Way For Service Members With TBI, Other Injuries

OPB | Nov. 5, 2015 12:06 p.m.

Joint Base Lewis-McChord has broken ground on a new privately funded clinic to diagnose and treat service members for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), PTSD, and other psychological health conditions. 

News | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable: October 30, 2015

OPB | Oct. 30, 2015 12:06 p.m.

We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

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Charlie Hales On Why He's Not Running And His Next 14 Months

OPB | Oct. 28, 2015 12:30 p.m.

We talk to Charlie Hales about his surprise decision not to run for re-election what his next 14 months in office will look like.

Business | Think Out Loud

Challenges Especially Steep For Women With Startups

OPB | Oct. 27, 2015 12:15 p.m.

We talk with a startup entrepreneur and a company that funds them about the challenges of the industry and how women fare in this arena.

local | News | Elections | Politics

Oregon Expects Influx Of New Voters With Motor-Voter Law

OPB | Oct. 26, 2015 10:41 a.m.

The Oregon Secretary of State is expecting an influx of new voters come Jan. 1, when automatic voter registration begins.

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Oregon Voter Rolls About To Be Expanded

OPB | Oct. 26, 2015 12:06 p.m.

The Secretary of State, and Oregon's three major parties, are bracing for an influx of new voters come January 1, when automatic voter registration begins.

Health | Think Out Loud

Approaching The Rise In Elder Abuse

OPB | Oct. 21, 2015 12:06 p.m.

The elder abuse rate in Oregon rose in 2014. We'll find out what's behind that rise, and how those charged with identifying, prosecuting and preventing such abuse are approaching the problem.

Education | Think Out Loud

Oregon Public Schools Data And Changes To Portland Boundaries

OPB | Oct. 19, 2015 12:06 p.m.

We talk to OPB education reporter Rob Manning about the report cards for Oregon schools and the changes the Portland district is planning for its boundary lines.

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News Roundtable: Oct. 16, 2015

OPB | Oct. 16, 2015 12:15 p.m.

We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

local | News | Think Out Loud

Black Male Achievement Conference Convenes In Portland

OPB | Oct. 15, 2015 12:06 p.m.

Representatives from six U.S. cities are in Portland for a conference focused on opportunities for African-American men and boys.

Health | Think Out Loud

The Effect Of War On The Families Of Veterans

OPB | Oct. 14, 2015 12:06 p.m.

Stacy Bannerman's new book focuses on the devastating impacts of war on the families of veterans.

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'50 Feet From Syria' Highlights Personal Journey And Global Crisis

OPB | Oct. 8, 2015 12:35 p.m.

Portland filmmaker Skye Fitzgerald's film tells the story of Portland surgeon Hisham Bismar, who was moved to travel to Turkey to operate on severely injured Syrian refugees.

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Following Up With The Community Of Roseburg

OPB | Oct. 7, 2015 12:06 p.m.

We'll hear the latest from Roseburg, as the community strives to come together after the death of eight students and a teacher at Umpqua Community College.