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.
Oregon and Washington is at risk for earthquakes smaller than "the Big One." Also, we continue our series on what Portland should look for in a new police chief. And author Teva Harrison tells us what it's like to live with cancer.
News | Arts | Nation | Think Out LoudOPB | May 23, 2017 noon
Oregon may be spending millions on people who are not eligible for Medicaid benefits. A Portland producer was denied the rights to a play, in a dispute over casting and race. And a new exhibit features Oregon architect John Yeon.
Voters in Josephine County finally passed a public safety levy. Also, we continue our series of conversations about Portland's next police chief. And we talk to local author Blake Nelson.
News | local | Politics | Think Out LoudOPB | May 19, 2017 noon
Our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest stories of the week. We also find out what Oregon is doing to address high rates of chronic disease, and we hear how activists are using geographic data.
On the show today: The latest Oregon economic forecast, a new novel by Lidia Yuknavitch, and an overview of the homeless situation in Douglas County.
We hear about a new documentary on the Bundy family, how lawmakers are trying to incentivize medical professionals to practice in rural areas, and Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler's approaches to homelessness and the search for a new police chief.
A new play about an immigrant couple premiers from an Egyptian-American playwright, a response to yesterday's interview about the Oregon Democrats' tax plan, and an update on regional business news.
We learn about the proposal to strengthen the office of the Portland City Auditor, welcome podcaster Roman Mars & Radiotopia to town, and wrap the hour with a look at a proposal to change the way businesses are taxed in Oregon.
We hear about budget negotiations heating up in Salem, how carbon pricing could affect communities of color, and the politics of "good hair."
We learn about cybersecurity "honeypots" and a bill to raise the age for tobacco use in Oregon.
Books | local | NW Life | Think Out LoudOPB | April 24, 2017 noon | Portland
A new temporary homeless shelter has opened in SE Portland. And Oregonian Mark Russell tells us about the Flinstones, which he has re-written in comic form as biting social satire.
Portland Fire Chief Mike Myers and Brad Lee, who directs the Reno area's medical emergency response, tell us about innovations in 911 service.
News | local | Think Out LoudOPB | April 19, 2017 noon
How can Portland's emergency response improve? Should the left lane on the highway be restricted to passing only? Then, we talk with hip-hop artist Dahlak Brathwaite.
We get business news from the editor of the "Portland Business Journal," then turn to a new lawsuit brought by disability rights advocates. We end the hour with a preview of the Soul'd Out music festival.
Land use | News | local | Think Out LoudOPB | April 5, 2017 12:15 p.m.
University of Oregon associate professor Nico Larco is studying the effect that self-driving cars are likely to have on cities and the people who live in them.
News | Nation | Think Out LoudOPB | April 14, 2017 noon
We discuss some of the biggest stories of the week. Then, we look into a spike in inmate suicides in Washington. We'll also hear about an effort to silence train whistles in La Grande.
We explore a new exhibit dedicated to the celebrated book “Geek Love," a proposal in the Oregon Legislature to tighten distracted driving laws, and a new photography show featuring Syrian refugee children.
News | local | Think Out LoudOPB | April 12, 2017 noon | Portland
The Nez Perce were driven out of Oregon's Wallowa Valley by a man who had dedicated his life to equality for America's former slaves. Also, we get an update on what bills are still alive in the Legislature.