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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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Recent Articles

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Talking Business

OPB | May 26, 2015 12:45 p.m.

Suzanne Stevens, editor of the Portland Business Journal, joins us for our regular business news update.

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Should All Grand Jury Proceedings Be Recorded?

OPB | May 26, 2015 12:06 p.m.

Rep. Jennifer Williamson (D-Portland) is sponsoring a bill to require recordings, but prosecutors are opposed.

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Polk County Sheriff Relieved After Public Safety Vote

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

We talk to Polk County Sheriff Bob Wolfe about what the county's public safety levy — passed this week — will mean for his department and the community.

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Oregon Doctor Debbie Eisenhut Returns From 'Ebola-Free' Liberia

OPB | May 19, 2015 12:45 p.m.

Dr. Debbie Eisenhut just returned from a month in Liberia, which is currently "Ebola-free." She says the country is rife with corruption, and is still vulnerable to the disease.

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How Childhood Trauma Affects Adult Health

OPB | May 19, 2015 12:06 p.m.

We explore how research into Adverse Childhood Experiences is being used around the country and in Oregon.

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Oregon Considers Prison Alternatives For Parents

OPB | May 18, 2015 12:40 p.m.

A bill in the Oregon Legislature would set up a pilot program like one in Washington that offers an alternative to prison for some offenders who have children.

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Oregon Students Win Awards At Intel ISEF

OPB | May 14, 2015 12:06 p.m.

Oregon high school students won awards Intel ISEF, the world's largest pre-college science competition.

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Molalla Log House Alters Oregon's Early History

OPB | May 13, 2015 12:15 p.m.

Architectural historians Gregg Olson and Pamela Hayden say this simple wood structure may have been built as early as 1799, predating the oldest of the Lewis & Clark era pioneer buildings.

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Blended: Writers On The Stepfamily Experience

OPB | May 8, 2015 12:30 p.m.

Portland author Samantha Waltz has collected a series of essays from writers around the country. We talk to her and two of the other Oregon authors.

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Relocating Right 2 Dream, Too

OPB | May 5, 2015 12:45 p.m.

Co-founder and board president of R2D2 Ibrahim Mubarak says the proposed new site is too far away from social services.

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Exploring "Spiritual But Unchurched"

OPB | May 4, 2015 12:15 p.m.

We'll talk with three Oregonians about how they define and practice spirituality in the absence of a religious institution.

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Exposing Nazi Accounting Practices

OPB | May 6, 2015 12:45 p.m.

A University of Portland professor studied accounting's role in perpetuating the Holocaust.

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Wyden, Blumenauer Defend TPP

OPB | April 30, 2015 12:20 p.m.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership has split Oregon's congressional delegation. We'll talk with Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Earl Blumenauer about why they believe in the controversial international trade agreement.

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Represented: Oregon's Minimum Wage

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

In this installment of our "Represented" series, we gathered in the East Portland neighborhood of Rosewood to talk with workers, business owners and others about raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

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Independent Party Opens Its Primary

OPB | April 20, 2015 12:06 p.m.

The Independent Party of Oregon, which has recently gone from minor to major party status, announced it will open its primary to unaffiliated voters.

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Gov. Brown Delivers State Of The State Address

OPB | April 17, 2015 12:06 p.m.

We broadcast Oregon Gov. Kate Brown's State of the State speech and get analysis from OPB reporter Chris Lehman and this week's news roundtable.

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Tom Spanbauer Honored With Literary Arts Award

OPB | April 14, 2015 12:50 p.m.

The Portland author and creator of Dangerous Writing won The Oregon Book Award for lifetime achievement.

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George Papagiannis On ISIS And "Conflict-Sensitive" Reporting

OPB | April 10, 2015 12:35 p.m.

George Papagiannis, head of external relations for UNESCO, talked to us about the destruction of antiquities in the middle east and described about a relatively new journalistic approach to conflicts.

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News Roundtable: April 10, 2015

OPB | April 10, 2015 12:06 p.m.

We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

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School Districts And State To Report Bullying Under Proposed Bill

OPB | April 9, 2015 12:20 p.m.

A bill in the Oregon legislature would require school districts and the state Department of Education to report confirmed acts of harassment, intimidation or bullying, including cyberbullying.