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Allison Frost


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.

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Nursing Shortage | Methanol Plant | Alicia Jo Rabins

Oregon is experiencing a shortage of nursing faculty in programs around the state. A methanol plant is coming to the Port of Kalama. And we sit down with author Alicia Jo Rabins. 

News | Think Out Loud

Mental Health And Police | Teresa Alonso Leon | New Mushroom

A program in Eugene sends crisis workers out on mental health crisis calls, rather than police. Also, a new species of mushroom was found in southern Oregon. And we sit down with state Rep. Teresa Alonso Leon.

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Yemen | Religion & Climate Change | Columbia Sportswear

Columbia sportswear says the President's tariffs won't move manufacturing back to the states. Mercy Corps is helping with humanitarian efforts in Yemen. A local evangelical group is sending a policy paper to the UN Climate Change summit.

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Crabber Lawsuit | Independent Party | Mars InSight Mission

Crabbers in California and Oregon are suing fossil fuel companies. An OSU professor offered expertise to NASA's Mars InSight mission. And we talk about the future of the Independent Party of Oregon. 

Health | Business | Environment | News | local | Think Out Loud

DHS Death Reporting | Youth Legal Clinic | Green Cannabis

Oregon officials aren't publishing timely reports on the deaths of children in their care. A Portland nonprofit offers legal aid to homeless youth. The cannabis industry isn't as green as you think.

News | local | Think Out Loud

Preventing Doctor Suicides | Online Hype Of Restaurants

A doctor takes on a pressing issue in her profession: physicians who die by suicide. And, we learn how the online hype of Stanich's burger caused the Portland restaurant to close.

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News Roundtable | Yoncalla Mayor | College Food Insecurity

The University of Oregon launches a pilot program to combat student food insecurity, and Yoncalla elects an 18-year-old mayor. Plus, we hear from our news roundtable on this week's big stories.

News | NW Life | History | local | Nation | Think Out Loud

Celebrating The Life Of And Justice For Mulugeta Seraw

We remember Ethiopian immigrant Mulugeta Seraw, who was murdered in southeast Portland 30 years ago.

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News Roundtable | Remembering Mulugeta Seraw

We remember Ethiopian immigrant Mulugeta Seraw, who was murdered in southeast Portland thirty years ago. And, our news roundtable offers opinions and analysis on this week's stories.

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Lane County Opioids | Systemic Racism | Culinary Corridor

In Lane County, fentanyl use is on the rise. A consultant for Multnomah County has suggested ways to address systemic racism. And we hear from advocates trying to save Portland's culinary corridor.

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Election Breakdown | Police Monologues

The day after a midterm election, we dig into the results. The August Wilson Red Door Project has commissioned a series of monologues based on the experiences of police officers.

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Tracking Hate | Sexual Violence And Homelessness

We hear about how Eugene and Portland track bias incidents and hate crimes. And we learn about the misconceptions around sexual violence and homelessness. 

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Talking Business | Disability Rights Oregon Director | Animal Rescue

A Washougal woman saves troubled animals. How has Oregon changed for people with disabilities in the last two decades? And we catch up on the latest regional business news.

News | Think Out Loud

Synagogue Shooting | Treaty Conference | Portland E-Scooters

We talk about this weekend's deadly synagogue shooting; a conference at the Museum of Warm Springs that honored an 1855 treaty; and Portland's experiment with e-scooters.

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News Roundtable | Yurok Tribe | Climate Change Lawsuit

The Yurok tribe cancels salmon fishing for the third year. A legal challenge to climate change policy awaits a U.S. Supreme Court decision. And, our news panel discusses this week's big stories.

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Earthquakes | Brick Building Problems | MAX Attack Hearings

Fault lines on Mount Hood could trigger an earthquake. Portland's unreinforced buildings will need to post warning signs. Pre-trial hearings are underway for the suspect in a MAX attack last year. 

local | Health | News | Think Out Loud

5 Things We Learned About Race And Drug Crimes From New Oregon Report

What happens when you make drug possession a misdemeanor rather than a felony? New data from Oregon's Criminal Justice Commission provides some answers and more questions.

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Drug Convictions | Mohamed Asem's New Memoir

Changes to drug laws in Multnomah County and the state have reduced the racial disparity in convictions. And we sit down with Portland author Mohamed Asem.

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Election Polling | Mount Hood Tragedy | Traffic Fatalities

We discuss the latest polling on key midterm races. Also, we look back at the Oregon Episcopal School Mount Hood tragedy 32 years later and discuss rising traffic fatalities in Oregon. 

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Protest Clash | Death Penalty | Clean Energy Initiative

Right-wing and left-wing groups clash in Portland. The Washington state supreme court abolishes the death penalty. And we hear from the campaigns for and against the Portland Clean Energy Initiative.