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 | Nation | Think Out LoudOPB | Sept. 30, 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.
News | Nation | Think Out LoudOPB | 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.
News | Politics | Election | local | Think Out LoudOPB | 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.
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.
We talk to an elementary school principal who has changed the school policy on homework. And we hear from the co-founder of PETA.
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.
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.
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.
Opening Statements In Trial | Soccer Playoffs | Rising Portland Traffic Deaths | Public Financing For Portland ElectionsOPB | 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.
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.
Education | News | Environment | Politics | local | Think Out LoudOPB | Sept. 8, 2016 noon
Portland high school students walked out of class yesterday over a bond measure vote. Also, we learn more about homelessness in Eugene and the ways that glaciers melt.
The first day of the trial of the Malheur Refuge occupiers begins today. Also, we discuss what the American Dream means to you. And we hear about a popular social network that has made it harder to post online.
News | local | Think Out LoudOPB | Sept. 2, 2016 noon
Our news roundtable goes over the biggest stories of the week. Rep. Kurt Schrader sponsors a bill to prevent drug price gouging. We hear a preview of OPB's occupation trial podcast.
NW Life | News | local | Think Out LoudOPB | Sept. 1, 2016 noon
A new series in The Oregonian explores groundwater issues in eastern Oregon; a student wellness director from Blue Mountain Community College addresses the high rate of suicide in Kenya; and Benton County takes up the issue of ranked choice voting.
We talk about Springwater Corridor sweeps, UO award winning architecture and how to raise young men right.
News | Nation | local | Think Out LoudOPB | Aug. 24, 2016 noon
We'll hear about a new study trying to get get to the bottom of "true altruism," a new exhibit in Portland about pidgin English and a University of Oregon project using the state's public record law.
News | local | Election 2016OPB | Aug. 5, 2016 6:30 p.m.
What do you do with 57 fiberglass donkey sculptures left over from the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia? (That’s not a joke setup.)
While covering the Democratic National Convention, OPB's Jeff Mapes and Allison Frost encountered a doughnut that rivals all others.