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Allison Frost


Allison Frost is the senior producer and occasional host of Think Out Loud on OPB Radio. 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, tutored English and sold books. She holds a B.A. in Speech Communication from California State University-Fresno and a Master of Science degree 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's Buckman neighborhood where she and her husband make their home.

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News Roundtable: August 28, 2015

OPB | Aug. 28, 2015 12:06 p.m.

It’s time for our news roundtable, where we take a look at some of the biggest stories of the week with a rotating panel of journalists and other news watchers.

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150 Years Of The Oregon State Fair

OPB | Aug. 28, 2015 12:15 p.m.

We are live from the Oregon State Fair, where we'll talk to participants from all parts of the grounds — from the 4H exhibits to the table decorators, the paper artists, poets and sword swallowers.

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What Portland's Affordable Housing 'Preference Policy' May Look Like

OPB | Aug. 21, 2015 12:30 p.m. | Portland

The city has announced its first housing project built using some of the $20 million in affordable housing money allocated after Trader Joe's pulled out of a development deal in 2014.

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Plans Unveiled For Northeast Portland Affordable Housing Development

OPB | Aug. 21, 2015 12:30 p.m.

City officials announced plans for vacant lots in Northeast Portland, including the site of a previously proposed Trader Joe's development.

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News Roundtable: Aug. 21, 2015

OPB | Aug. 21, 2015 12:06 p.m. | Portland

It’s time for our news roundtable, where we take a look at some of the biggest stories of the week with a rotating panel of journalists and other news watchers.

Think Out Loud

How Will A Third Major Party Affect Oregon Politics?

OPB | Aug. 19, 2015 12:40 p.m.

The Independent Party of Oregon was just certified as the state's third major party, joining the Democratic and Republican parties. What does this mean for Oregon?

local | News

Plan To Give Teens Community Center Access Sees Results

OPB | Aug. 18, 2015 1:27 p.m.

Portland gave free community center passes to youth 18 and younger for the summer to help combat youth violence. Teens say the access made a difference in their lives.

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Kids Inundate Matt Dishman Community Center

OPB | Aug. 18, 2015 12:06 p.m.

Thousands of kids took advantage of Mayor Charlie Hales's free summer passes program at the Matt Dishman and East Portland community centers.

Environment | Think Out Loud

Young People Sue Obama Over Climate Change

OPB | Aug. 17, 2015 12:35 p.m.

Eleven young Oregonians are part of a climate change lawsuit brought against the Obama administration, charging that failure to act to prevent catastrophic climate change violates their rights.

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Veterans In School

OPB | Aug. 12, 2015 12:30 p.m.

How are Oregon returning veterans using the GI bill to go to school?

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Firefighting Costs Cast Shadow Over Forest Service Budget

OPB | Aug. 10, 2015 12:20 p.m.

As firefighting costs have risen to more than half the Forest Service budget over the last 20 years, we talk to the Pacific Northwest's regional forest manager about what that means for restoration and more.

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News Roundtable: Aug. 7, 2015

OPB | Aug. 7, 2015 12:06 p.m.

It’s time for our news roundtable, where we take a look at some of the biggest stories of the week with a rotating panel of journalists and other news watchers.

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'Ashley's War' Tells Story of Combat, Heroism, Women

OPB | Aug. 7, 2015 12:30 p.m. | Portland

We talk to Gayle Tzemach Lemmon about her new book that chronicles "the untold story of a team of women soldiers on the Special Ops battlefield."

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UO Settles Lawsuit From Alleged Rape Victim

OPB | Aug. 5, 2015 12:06 p.m.

The University of Oregon has settled the lawsuit brought by a student who alleged she was raped by three college basketball players.

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News Roundtable: July 31, 2015

OPB | July 31, 2015 12:06 p.m.

It’s time for our news roundtable, where we take a look at some of the biggest stories of the week with a rotating panel of journalists and other news watchers.

Communities | News | Energy | Environment

Portland Mayor On Bridge Activists: 'Protests Are Helpful'

OPB | July 30, 2015 1 p.m. | Portland

OPB spoke with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales, who also serves as the city’s police commissioner, about who has jurisdiction over the protesters and whether they have his support.

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Shell Icebreaker Remains In Portland

OPB | July 30, 2015 12:06 p.m.

Shell's Fennica icebreaker ship has still not been able to depart to the Arctic for oil drilling, after local climate change activists and Greenpeace activists blocked passage at the St. John's bridge.

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Oregon's High Hepatitis C Infection Rate And Why It Matters

OPB | July 31, 2015 12:30 p.m.

A recent report by the state's health agency shows that Oregon's rate of hepatitis C is 50 percent higher than the national average. We talk to a public health worker about why it matters and what can be done about it.

Environment | Think Out Loud

Portland Protesters Block Shell Icebreaker At St. John's Bridge

OPB | July 29, 2015 12:06 p.m.

A coalition of climate change activists and Greenpeace are keeping Shell's Icebreaker ship from proceeding to the Arctic.

local | News | Think Out Loud

Mayor Charlie Hales Goes To The Vatican

OPB | July 28, 2015 12:06 p.m. | Portland

We talk with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales, who just returned a summit with 60 mayors from around the world called by Pope Francis.