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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 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

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$500M For UO | Wildfires And Climate Change | American Dream: Naturalized Citizen | Measure 97

OPB | Oct. 18, 2016 noon

Phil and Penny Knight donate $500 million to the University of Oregon. Climate change is directly tied to wildfires in the West. A naturalized citizen tells us about the American Dream. And we dive deep into Measure 97.

Nation | Arts | News | Think Out Loud

Filmmakers From Portland's Grant High School Go To The White House

OPB | Oct. 14, 2016 3:30 p.m.

Four students from Portland's made a film about racism that was one of the 15 finalists in the White House Student Film Festival.

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Cliff Thomason | Treasurer Debate

OPB | Oct. 17, 2016 noon

We speak to Cliff Thomason, the Independent Party candidate for Governor, and host a debate between the three major party candidates for Oregon State Treasurer.

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Portland Police Contract | Between The World And Me Art Exhibit | Secretary Of State Debate

OPB | Oct. 12, 2016 noon

A new Portland police contract may be ratified, an art exhibit in Eugene explores Ta-Nahisi Coates' book "Between the World and Me," and two candidates for Secretary of State face off for your vote.

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Talking Business | Grant High Students Go To Washington | All About Lichen

OPB | Oct. 11, 2016 noon

This hour on TOL: An update of regional business news; a conversation with the four Portland teens whose film was featured at the White House Student Film Festival; and lichen and why it matters.

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

Osage Tribal Member Struggles With The 'American' In The 'American Dream'

OPB | Oct. 5, 2016 12:20 p.m.

Our series exploring what the American Dream means to Oregonians continues with communications professor and Osage Native American tribal member Cynthia Coleman.

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SCOTUS Term | American Dream: Tribal Member | Affordable Housing Bond Measure

OPB | Oct. 5, 2016 noon

We continue our exploration of the American Dream with a PSU professor who's also a tribal member. And we'll look into the costs and benefits of Portland's affordable housing measure on the November ballot.

Election | Health | Economy | local | News | NW Life | Think Out Loud

Portland Retiree Says He's 'Lucky' To Have Achieved The American Dream

OPB | Sept. 21, 2016 noon

Retiree Dennis Goode says he was lucky to be able to achieve his American Dream. He doesn't think his kids or grandkids will necessarily be so lucky.

Economy | local | NW Life | Think Out Loud

Portland Homeless Couple Striving For A Scaled Down American Dream

OPB | Sept. 20, 2016 noon

Robert and Monique Dock moved to Portland from Phoenix. After a series of setbacks and an eviction, both are employed, but they are still unable to find a place to live.

Nation | News | Think Out Loud

Eudaly-Novick Debate | Law Enforcement and Homelessness In Eugene

OPB | Sept. 29, 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.

Nation | News | 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.

Election | local | Politics | News | 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.

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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.

Nation | Election | World | History | Economy | News | 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.

local | NW Life | News | 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.

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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.

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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.