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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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A Man, A Plan, A Palindrome: Oregonian Mark Saltveit

OPB | March 22, 2017 12:45 p.m. | Portland

Oregonian Mark Saltveit is defending  his title as the reigning world champion palindromist this weekend.

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Portland Youth Tackle Political Polarization With National Dialogue Project

OPB | March 23, 2017 noon

Students from Catlin Gabel, Wilson and De La Salle North high schools in Portland launched a youth dialogue project designed to get young people from all over the country to talk — and listen — to each other.

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Oil Train Bills | Legal Sudafed Again? | Death With Dignity

OPB | March 20, 2017 noon | Portland

Should Sudafed be available without a prescription again? What can states do to limit oil spills from trains? Also, we talk to Matt Witt about his parents' end of life experiences, Oregon's Death With Dignity law, and Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.

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News Roundtable | On The Ragged Edge Of Medicine

OPB | March 17, 2017 noon

Our news roundtable guests discuss the biggest news of the week, and we talk to Portland doctor Patricia Kullberg about her new memoir.

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Climate Change Bills | Music Of Grief | Sports Marketing | World Championship Irish Dancing

OPB | March 16, 2017 noon

We hear what climate change bills lawmakers are thinking about. We discuss the music of grief. Then we turn to the business of university sports marketing. We end the hour with an in-depth look at the Irish Dancing World Championship.

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State Civil Rights Protections | Wearable Music | Oregon Water Coalition

OPB | March 15, 2017 noon | Portland

How strong are states' civil rights protections? What advances are Oregon farmers making around saving water? Also, we talk to a team from Intel and the Oregon Symphony who are collaborating on wearable music technology.

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Portland-Area High Schools Respond To Hate Speech

OPB | March 10, 2017 noon

Two Portland-area principals say the incidents on their campuses require thoughtful responses that both ensure safety of students and avoid giving too much attention to racist and homophobic threats.

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News Roundtable | Principals Respond To Campus Hate Speech | Second Malheur Verdict

OPB | March 10, 2017 noon

We take up some of the big stories in the news this week, then we hear from Oregon high school principals about recent hate speech on campus. We also hear about the verdict in the second trial of Malheur Refuge occupiers.

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News Roundtable | Sen. Jeff Merkley | Anti-Government Groups

OPB | March 3, 2017 noon

We talk over some of the biggest stories of the week with our panel of news watchers, then talk to Sen. Jeff Merkley about Russia, health care, the travel ban and more. We'll also hear about the rise of anti-government groups.

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Public Employee Compensation | Predictive Scheduling | Community College Policing

OPB | Feb. 28, 2017 noon

A new study looks at the cost of public employee benefits. A bill before the legislature attempts to make job scheduling easier for hourly workers. And Central Oregon Community College safety officers have been acting like police officers.

Arts | NW Life | Oregon Art Beat

A New Direction: Catching Up With 'Live Wire'

OPB | Feb. 23, 2017 8 p.m.

We catch up with "Live Wire," a Portland–produced, nationally syndicated radio variety show that has gone through some changes.

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News Roundtable | Influencer Marketing | Oregon Logging Conference

OPB | Feb. 23, 2017 noon

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

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Tribes Bury 'The Ancient One' | Grammy Winner Andre Allen Anjos | Oregon Promise

OPB | Feb. 22, 2017 noon

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.

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News Roundtable | General Strike | African Film Festival

OPB | Feb. 17, 2017 noon

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.

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University Of Oregon Immigrant Advocate | Village Movement | 'Buzz One Four'

OPB | 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.

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Talking Business | Open Signal | Oregon Supply Chain Trade | Confederate Flag

OPB | 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.

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News Roundtable | Transportation Audit | Marijuana Delivery

OPB | Feb. 10, 2017 noon

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.

Timeline: The Death Penalty In Oregon

OPB | Feb. 9, 2017 11:28 a.m.
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Washington Governor Says Death Penalty Doesn't Offer Equal Justice

OPB | Feb. 6, 2017 noon

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.

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Washington State Representative Favors 'Swift And Sure' Capital Punishment

OPB | 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.