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.
A group works with Black and Indigenous farms to provide food for families in need. The pandemic has halted most university-based research projects. Pacific Islanders have the highest COVID-19 infection rates per capita.
Masks are now required indoors throughout the state. Lincoln County faced backlash for their mask rule. Deschutes County now has a safe gun storage program. And a Portland teen is working for Black liberation globally.
Gresham's government is in turmoil after accusations of racism. Miss Gay Oregon explains what its like to be a Black, queer entertainer. And writer Cai Emmons talks about her book of short stories, "Vanishing."
The Black Male Achievement program has been pushing for changes in Portland's police. The 2014 Oregon Teacher of the Year reflects on last week's Supreme Court decision protecting LGBTQ people in the workplace. And we hear from a journalist who lives near the Seattle autonomous zone.
We look ahead to the Juneteenth celebrations in Oregon, ask what the state's Office of Emergency Management has learned from the pandemic so far and hear analysis and opinions on some big news stories from the week.
Union County has Oregon's largest outbreak of COVID-19 to date. Distanced learning creates new challenges for a summer program serving migrant students. And two district attorneys discuss criminal justice reform.
Multnomah County will not reopen yet. Notable Oregonians offer commencement advice to the class of 2020. And we get opinions and analysis on the week's news.
A team of doctors serves people who are homeless. People with underlying medical conditions worry about reopening. And scholars wonder how coronavirus will change cities.
The president of Portland's police union joins us. Also, the Oregon Employment Department has a new director. And, will Portland change it's approach to homeless shelters after re-opening?
It's important to talk to children about the protests and what's behind them. Also, what does community oversight of police look like in Portland? And what are your questions about coronavirus and safety?
We discuss some of the biggest news of the week. We talk about what coronavirus has meant for people in Oregon's prisons. Also, two African Americans who enjoy running discuss how they think about the sport after the death of Amaud Arbery.
Contact tracers keep outbreaks from growing by finding out who an infected person has been near and helping those who have been exposed get tested. The job requires an unusual combination of skills.
We get opinions and analysis on some of the week's big stories, hear from the front lines about the fruit packing strikes in Yakima, and meet the head of a Portland neighborhood association pushing for homelessness solutions.
We get election results from the May primary, hear how the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Ashland are trying to move forward, and listen back to a conversation about white supremacy and resistance in Oregon.
The era of bustling restaurants may be at an end. Even when pandemic restrictions allow patrons back in, it could take years to return to profitability. Many are opting to close their doors.
Local business leaders say POC-owned small businesses need aid. Sanctuaries for primates are particularly hard hit right now. A local high school student is creating see-through masks. And a TriMet bus driver tells us about his days.