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.
Responding to Oregon youth mental health needs with evidence-based approach
The Oregon-based nonprofit LifeWorks NW began providing mental health services more than 60 years ago, long before the idea of providing mental health services in the community was recognized as a best practice. Today the nonprofit runs a variety of mental health treatment programs. We went to the LifeWorks NW Tigard site and sat down with those involved in receiving and giving mental health care.
‘She’s Speaking’ tour features women singers and musicians, highlights challenges in male dominated industry
Kristen Grainger and her band True North continue their series of live concerts celebrating women this weekend.
Albina and North Portland library branches closing for renovations
Multnomah County’s Albina library branch was set to temporarily close Saturday, March 18, followed by the North Portland branch on April 5. They’re both joining other libraries, including the downtown central branch, that are undergoing renovations, expansions and repairs.
A constitutional crisis in Oregon’s criminal justice system continues, 60 years after landmark US Supreme Court decision
This past weekend marked the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that requires the state to provide and pay for an attorney if it charges a person with a crime. The promise of Gideon v. Wainwright is particularly poignant in the midst of a nationwide public defender shortage.
Downtown Portland’s central library branch joins those closed for renovations
Portland’s Central library in the heart of the city’s downtown is by far its biggest branch. It also provides internet and other services to those who may be experiencing homelessness. Some bond funded renovations started last year, but now the building will close while various updates get completed.
Oregon State Penitentiary writers answer school children’s questions in ‘Prisons Have a Long Memory’
For most of the last three years, Tracy Schlapp and Danny Wilson have been working with a group of writers incarcerated at the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem. Now some of the men’s essays and poems are published in the new anthology.
Beaverton’s Westview High School stages Disney musical ‘Frozen’
Abigail Figueroa, a drama student at Westview High School, won the Disney essay contest for the rights to be the only high school in Oregon to be able to stage “Frozen: The Broadway Musical."
Commissioner Dan Ryan on transparency in Portland’s government
The Portland City Council voted last month to indefinitely table a proposal from the city auditor to create a new transparency advocate position. Instead, they passed a different transparency resolution introduced by Commissioner Dan Ryan.
Beaverton’s Westview High School picked to stage Disney musical ‘Frozen’
Westview High School sophomore Abigail Figueroa won a national essay contest to win the rights to put on “Frozen: The Broadway Musical” on stage at her school. She and director Justin Hauke join us.
Portland government watchdog position voted down, auditor concerned
Portland city commissioners voted last week after nearly three hours of testimony and discussion to “indefinitely table” the new city auditor's proposal to create a Transparency Advocate. The idea comes directly out of the city charter changes Portlanders passed in November.