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.
To the teachers and kids at Harrison Elementary in Cottage Grove taking a four-day outdoor school each spring means a year of fundraising, preparation and excited expectation. We went to Camp Tadmor in Lebanon and asked why they keep coming back every year.
The retiring head of the Portland Development Commission joins us. Also, science writer Steven Johnson tells us where new ideas come from. And we learn about the springtime sport of ground squirrel hunting.
We discuss Portland Police Bureau's requirement that officers must be given at least 48 hours notice before being interviewed for an internal investigation into an incident that could lead to disciplinary action. Then we get an update on the status of the death penalty in Oregon, and later we travel to the Portland Japanese Garden's new bonsai exhibit.
According to a new article, Portland lost 11% of its African American population over a recent four-year period. We discuss why that might be. We also talk with the Portland creators of “The Benefits of Gusbandry,” a web series that’s been gaining notoriety. And we catch up on the latest regional business news.
We check in on how Harney County elections are being affected by the armed occupation there earlier this year. Then we talk with regional newspaper editors who defend their endorsements in Oregon’s May 17 primary election. We round out the hour by hearing directly from voters about who they're voting for.
Sarah Mirk and Rob Kremer are on the news roundtable talking about some of the biggest stories of the week. We talk with the two candidates for the Republican nomination for Secretary of State. And we remember author Katherine Dunn, who died this week.
We talk with LA Times reporter Nigel Duara who visited Donald Trump supporters in Cave Junction. Allen Alley and Bud Pierce join us to put their best argument forward as to why they should get the Republican nomination.
We find out about the deep dive NPR and member stations did into how public schools are funded across the country. Then turn to the University of Oregon debate over investing in fossil fuel companies, and get an update on the trial against the occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
Pulitzer Prize–winning political cartoonist Jack Ohman sits down with Think Out Loud host Dave Miller.
We talk to Oregon Lottery director Jack Roberts about his sudden termination. Then the author of a guide for cities wanting to build tiny house communities joins us, and we talk to a formerly trafficked sex worker about what she’s now doing to help other girls and women get out of the industry.
Former Oregonian Jack Ohman talks about the 2016 election cycle, the Portland Opera stages a production designed by Maurice Sendak, and we get an update on some of the big stories in Portland business news.
You may have some questions about voting in Oregon's primary. We have some answers!
Salem oncologist Bud Pierce was the first to enter the GOP race for governor last September.
We talk to Bud Pierce, a Salem oncologist who was the first to jump into the GOP primary race for Oregon governor. And we talk to Shawn Vestal about his debut novel, "Daredevils."