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.
News | Books | 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.
local | News | Think Out LoudOPB | Jan. 12, 2017 noon
We check in on the frightful weather in much of the state. We hear about what nonprofits and Multnomah County are doing for people without homes in this weather. And we talk to a clown who travels all over the world.
News | Nation | Think Out LoudOPB | Jan. 10, 2017 noon
The final Portland Harbor Superfund cleanup has been released. Also, we'll continue our death penalty series, and we'll learn about using hawks to get rid of urban crows.
local | News | NW Life | Think Out LoudOPB | Jan. 9, 2017 noon
Kate Brown is inaugurated and delivers an inaugural speech, which doubles as a State of the State address. We talk to Mary Elledge, whose son was murdered 30 years ago. And we finish the hour with comedian Adam Pasi.
Former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber stands by his 2011 moratorium on the state's death penalty but says what he most wants is for Oregonians to begin a civic dialogue around the costs and benefits of capital punishment in the state.
local | News | Think Out LoudOPB | Jan. 6, 2017 noon
Our news roundtable takes up some big stories of the week; we talk to a lumber company CEO about how Trump may affect his industry; and then we look at how cults can shed light on fake news and conspiracy theories.
News | Nation | Think Out LoudOPB | Jan. 5, 2017 noon
A change in the way TriMet fare evaders are prosecuted, an overview of the history of Kennewick man, a guess on what the Trump administration might mean for logging in Oregon and a look at the doping scandal in Russian sports.
local | Books | News | Politics | Think Out LoudOPB | Jan. 3, 2017 noon
For the next installment in our death penalty series, we talk to former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber. We also hear from Portland author and screenwriter Jon Raymond about his new book, "Freebird."
Josh Marquis is one of the most outspoken advocates of the death penalty law in Oregon, but he says a death sentence is not appropriate for every capital murder case.
Silverton resident Aba Gayle's daughter Catherine was murdered in 1980, and she shares how she forgave the killer 12 years after the murder and how her life was forever changed.
Environment | local | News | Election | NW Life | Arts | History | Think Out LoudOPB | Dec. 28, 2016 noon | Portland
As 2016 comes to a close, the staff of OPB's "Think Out Loud" look back on some of their favorite conversations from the past year.
We explore OPB's series on racial identity, talk with a former lawmaker about his first-hand experience visiting a refugee camp in Jordan, and hear a number of perspectives on the wisdom of allowing non-unanimous jury verdicts.
local | News | NW Life | Think Out LoudOPB | Dec. 19, 2016 noon
We hear about crossing political boundaries through Twitter, speak to a Silverton resident who opposes the death penalty and discuss the last days of Portland jazz club Jimmy Mak's.
How are urban coyotes different from rural coyotes? Also, how do automated computer programs distort online news? And we continue our death penalty series.
local | News | Think Out LoudOPB | Dec. 12, 2016 noon
Live from KLCC in Eugene. We learn about the listening habits of American troops, dig in to the history of the death penalty in Oregon, and talk to three-term Eugene mayor Kitty Piercy about her long public service career.
News | Entertainment | Education | Nation | Think Out LoudOPB | Dec. 9, 2016 noon
Our news roundtable takes up some of the big stories of the week. We take up another view of a federal climate change lawsuit. And we learn what we don't know after 25 years of genome sequencing.
News | Communities | Nation | Think Out LoudOPB | Dec. 6, 2016 noon
We'll get a definition of a term that we've heard a lot lately: populism. We'll also hear about new savings accounts for people with disabilities. And we begin a series of interviews about the state's death penalty with a District Attorney who says it's his duty to push for a death sentence, even though he personally disagrees with it.
We learn about bilingual education, the possible fate of the Junction City psychiatric facility and a climate-change lawsuit brought against the Obama administration.