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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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NASA Climate Director | Native American Play | ODOT Director

What can we learn about climate change from space? Also, a new play at Oregon Shakespeare Festival takes up Native American history. And the new director of the Oregon Department of Transportation tells us about the Interstate 5 expansion.

local | Arts | Think Out Loud

Q&A: 'Moonlight Sonata: Deafness In Three Movements'

Filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky's new film explores her son's deafness and much more in her film "Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements." 

local | Communities | Science | Animals | Environment | Think Out Loud

Exquisite Creatures | Deafness, Identity And Voice

Oregon-based artist Christopher Marley makes art from dead creatures. Filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky's new film explores her son's deafness.

News | Think Out Loud

DOC Workers | Social Studies | Lead Bullets

The Oregon Department of Corrections has built employee wellness centers. The Oregon Zoo has hired a hunter to teach other hunters about lead bullets. And how do social studies teachers teach the current political moment?

Communities | Politics | local | Think Out Loud

NW ICE Officers | REBROADCAST: 'Ask For Jane' Activist

How do Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers in the Northwest use social media and online tools to find people who are in the country illegally to arrest? And we listen back to our conversation with activist Judith Arcana.   

Communities | News | local | Think Out Loud

Facial Recognition | Highway 199 | Homeless Survey

Portland is considering restricting facial recognition software. Rural Highway 199 is one of the most dangerous in the state. And a new report asked homeless Portlanders how they would like first responders to treat them.

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Fire Chief | Cannabis Lawsuit | Cowgirls

Today's topics: Portland's first African-American fire chief. Wine versus cannabis. And women participating in rodeos.

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News Roundtable | Vaping | Origami

We get the latest on the investigation into a vape-related death in Oregon, get some analysis of the week's news and hear about the beauty and mathematics of origami.

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Veterinarian Suicides | Volcanoes | Faith Healing

Suicide rates among veterinarians are very high. How closely are we monitoring active volcanoes in the Pacific Northwest? And a new documentary focuses on the religious group Followers of Christ.

News | Think Out Loud

Klamath Murder | Endangered Turtle | '1984'

How does the classic novel "1984" resonate today? How can we save the western pond turtle? And we hear about a complicated murder case in Southern Oregon.

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Public Records Advocate Resigns | Washington Cannabis | Electric Vehicles

Oregon's public records advocate announced her resignation Monday. Washington state is considering changes to its cannabis system. How is Oregon faring with its electric vehicle goals?

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PCUN Leader | Dams | Extracurricular Accessibility

Longtime PCUN director and co-founder Ramon Ramirez just retired. Two dams in Newport are in danger of failing. And a southern Oregon school district is dropping fees for extracurricular activities.

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News Roundtable | Cheap College Textbooks | Passport Denials

We get opinions and analysis on some of the week's big stories. Chemeketa Community College is printing its own textbooks and saving students big bucks. And we hear about the Oregonian who was denied a passport.

local | News | Think Out Loud

Fish Evolution | Jessi Combs | Umatilla Growth

Commercial fishing practices cause evolutionary changes in fish. Jessi Combs died in Oregon's Alvord desert trying to break her land speed record. Data center jobs are driving population growth in Umatilla. 

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Church Soup Kitchen | Ground Score | Skateboarding

A Portland soup kitchen might be in trouble. A program pays homeless people to pick up trash. Skateboarding can be a tough sport for women.

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Tribal Climate Plan | Conference For Girls | Rajneeshee Guardhouse

A Northern California tribe launches a plan to do more prescribed burns. A conference aims to help middle school girls achieve their goals. Also, you could be the new owner of a piece of Rajneeshee history.

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Interstate 5: Vancouver | Teaching About Genocide | Canton Grill

A Chinese restaurant in Portland celebrates 75 years. The Vancouver mayor is a proponent of a new Interstate 5 bridge. Also, we learn what it takes to teach high school students about the Holocaust and genocide

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Sports Betting | Homelessness Report | Apprenticeships

PSU's Homelessness Research & Action Collaborative has released a new report. The federal government wants to loosen apprenticeship program regulations. How will legal sports gambling work in Oregon?

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Weekend Protests Analysis | Ranchers And Tariffs | Lamprey

The oldest living species in the Northwest is at the Oregon Zoo. Portland's mayor and police chief weigh in on the latest high profile protests. And ranchers fear fluctuations in beef prices due to tariffs.

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Migrant Leaders | Women On Bikes | Tracking Hate

A summer camp gives opportunity to children of migrant farmers. A group wants to improve how the city responds to hate incidents. Also, how is the bicycle a tool for social activism?