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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: June 26, 2015

OPB | June 26, 2015 12:30 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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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds The ACA Again

OPB | June 25, 2015 12:06 p.m.

We'll get analysis of the King vs. Burwell ruling released Thursday.

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Anti-Displacement Coalition Argues For City Changes

OPB | June 25, 2015 12:15 p.m.

An ad hoc coalition of more than 20 community organizations has been meeting with Portland's Planning and Sustainability Commission for policies to discourage displacement in gentrifying neighborhoods.

Environment | Think Out Loud

New Research On Carcinogenic Chemicals Combinations

OPB | June 23, 2015 12:30 p.m.

A new study out today suggests that some commonly found chemicals could become carcinogenic in the human body even in low doses if combined.

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Youth Suicide In Idaho

OPB | June 22, 2015 12:06 p.m.

Idaho ranks among the highest rates of youth suicide in the nation. We'll hear how state officials are approaching the problem.

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News Roundtable: June 19, 2015

OPB | June 19, 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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Oregon Lottery Machines Raise Problem Gambling Concerns

OPB | June 18, 2015 12:15 p.m.

The Oregon Lottery is replacing its 12,000 video lottery machines, and some advocates worry the new machines are even more attractive to problem gamblers.

Environment | Think Out Loud

Retired Vet Follows Migration Pattern Of Pronghorn Antelope

OPB | June 15, 2015 12:50 p.m.

Burns resident Julie Weikel has just returned from a 10-15 mile a day trek.

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REBROADCAST: Represented: Oregon's Minimum Wage

OPB | June 12, 2015 12:06 p.m.

We listen back to the installment of our "Represented" series focused on the minimum wage, where we gathered in the East Portland neighborhood of Rosewood to talk with workers, business owners and others.

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'Free' Community College Proposal Moving In Salem

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

In the final weeks of the 2015 session, a bill to make community college all but free for some students is still alive in the Oregon state legislature.

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How Dense And Tall Should Portland's Neighborhoods Be?

OPB | June 8, 2015 12:06 p.m.

As the population of the city continues to increase, what should neighborhoods look like as they respond to those demands?

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Portland Police Responding To Gun Violence

OPB | June 5, 2015 12:30 p.m.

Portland police say they're putting more resources toward responding to the recent increase in gun violence and gang-related activity.

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News Roundtable: June 5, 2015

OPB | June 5, 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.

Think Out Loud

Portland Area Homelessness Report Shows Little Progress

OPB | June 4, 2015 12:20 p.m.

The so-called Point-in-Time Count conducted by the city of Portland and Multnomah County suggests overall homelessness numbers haven't changed but some groups saw their rates dramatically increase.

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Reseeding Grassland With The Help Of Pasta Machines

OPB | June 3, 2015 12:15 p.m.

Researchers in Eastern Oregon have come up with a way to create a kind of pasta seed pillow that may significantly boost the native species critical to the region's desert habitats.

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Oregon's Per Mile Tax To Get Test Drive

OPB | June 2, 2015 12:06 p.m.

The Oregon Department of Transportation's will sign up 5,000 drivers to test how a per mile tax would work in a program it calls "OReGO."

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Housing All Homeless Veterans By December 2015

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

The city has a goal of housing all homeless veterans by the end of this year.

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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.