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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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How Oregon Kids Are Learning Math

OPB | March 31, 2015 12:25 p.m.

TUESDAY: Rob Manning checked in with the class of 2025 to see how the second-graders — and their teachers and parents — are learning math under the new standards known as Common Core.

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Documentary Focuses On Vaccines

OPB | March 23, 2015 12:45 p.m.

MONDAY: Producer Jon Palfreman's documentary "The Vaccine War" dives into the controversial discussion around vaccinating children.

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Jane Hirshfield On The Uncertainty Of Poetry

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

FRIDAY: Poet Jane Hirshfield discusses her new books: "The Beauty," and "Ten Windows: How Great Poems Transform the World."

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New Oregon Secretary Of State Outlines Priorities

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

WEDNESDAY: Implementing the state's new 'motor voter' bill is at the top of her list.

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New Washington Casino Expected To Impact Oregon's Bottom Line

OPB | March 17, 2015 12:45 p.m.

TUESDAY: The new Cowlitz mega-casino is expect to have a big impact on Oregon gaming revenue.

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Should Oregon Adopt "Right To Try"?

OPB | March 16, 2015 12:40 p.m.

MONDAY: A proposed bill in the Oregon legislature would allow terminally ill patients in Oregon to try drugs that are not yet FDA-approved.

Represented: The Issues That Matter To Oregonians

Combating Child Sex Trafficking In Oregon

OPB | March 13, 2015 4:26 p.m.

Lawmakers in Salem are considering a package of bills aimed at curbing sex trafficking of women and girls in the state.

News | local | Think Out Loud

Represented: Addressing Child Sex Trafficking In Oregon

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

In this second installment of our new series "Represented," we'll examine bills to curb child sex trafficking in the state. We're in the The Dalles, the home of the bills' sponsor, Republican representative John Huffman.

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'Daughters Of Hanford' Explores Little Told Stories

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

THURSDAY: Richland-based reporter Anna King tells us about her new collaborative series profiling women connected with the history of the Hanford nuclear reservation in southeast Washington.

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Washington Lawmakers At The Halfway Point

OPB | March 3, 2015 12:30 p.m.

TUESDAY: We'll talk with Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins about the machinations inside the Washington capitol.

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New Leadership For The Oregon GOP

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

MONDAY: Republican leaders have chosen Bill Currier as the new chair for the state party.

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News Roundtable: February 27, 2015

OPB | Feb. 27, 2015 12:15 p.m.

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

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Full Speed Ahead For Low Carbon Fuel Bill

OPB | Feb. 24, 2015 12:06 p.m.

The clean energy bill is moving quickly through the Oregon legislature, despite its association with the Cyliva Hayes-John Kitzahber ethics scandal.

Environment | Think Out Loud

The Story Behind The Success Of The Oregon Chub

OPB | Feb. 23, 2015 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: We'll talk with one of the Oregon fish biologists who helped save the little minnow that's native only to the Willamette Valley.

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Investigation Into Fatal Police Shooting In Pasco Ongoing

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

FRIDAY: We get the latest from Tri-Cities reporter Anna King about the ongoing investigation into the fatal police shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes in Pasco, Washington last week.

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Live Coverage Of Reactions To The Governor Kitzhaber Scandal

OPB | Feb. 12, 2015 9:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: We went on the air at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday with the latest news about the possibility of Governor Kitzhaber's resignation.

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Overseeing Portland's Department Of Justice Settlement

OPB | Feb. 12, 2015 12:15 p.m.

THURSDAY: We talk with Dennis Rosenbaum, the compliance officer/community liaison for the city's settlement with the U.S. Justice department over police use of force.

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Changing Standardized Testing In Oregon

OPB | Feb. 9, 2015 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: OPB education reporter Rob Manning fills us in on the recommendations from a group of educators that's been meeting privately for about a year.

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News Roundtable: February 6, 2015

OPB | Feb. 6, 2015 12:06 p.m.

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

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Remembering Former Congressman Wes Cooley

OPB | Feb. 5, 2015 12:25 p.m.

THURSDAY: We'll talk with OPB political analyst Bill Lunch, about the one-term congressman who died Wednesday in a Bend hospital.