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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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Recent Articles

News | Think Out Loud

Oregon Wheat To Yemen | Courtenay Hameister

We hear how the World Food Program is using Oregon wheat to help people in Yemen. And author Courtenay Hameister joins us to discuss her new book about overcoming her fears and living with anxiety. 

Food | Think Out Loud

Meditating Preschoolers | Camas Davis On Ethical Meat Eating

We discuss the scientific inquiry into the effects of meditation on preschoolers. And we talk with Camas Davis about her memoir, “Killing It: An Education,” and her niche career as a meat and butchery educator. 

News | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Judith Arcana

We take up some of the big stories of the week with our panel of news watchers, and sit down with Portland writer, educator and activist, Judith Arcana.

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Talking Business | Douglas County Libraries | The Venderia

Suzanne Stevens joins us to discuss the latest business news. Douglas County libraries reopen with city and volunteer support. And Taylor Valdes tells us about her unique vending machine business. 

News | Think Out Loud

Hammonds Pardoned | Terry Blas | Kids These Days

Oregon comic book writer Terry Blas has a new book. Also, one in four adolescent girls deliberately harmed herself in the past year, University of Portland professor Martin Monto found. And we'll get the latest business news.

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Oregon Bach Festival | Woody Guthrie

We hear about how the Oregon Bach Festival is running this year without an artistic director, and we listen back to an interview with author Greg Vandy who wrote about Woody Guthrie's time in the NW. 

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News Roundtable | Eastern Oregon Drought | Immigrants Documentary

We hear opinions and analysis on this week's news. Also, reporter Anna King tells us about drought conditions and beef tariffs in Eastern Oregon. And a new documentary series explores the immigrant experience. 

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Summer Music | Gentrification And Art | Lincoln County Commissioner

We get a preview of this summer's music events, learn about a new artist residency program for people affected by gentrification and meet a county commissioner who underwent a gender transition while in office.

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Talking Business | Immigration Policy | Barber

We discuss the latest business news, and a federal court ruling that lawyers must be allowed to access immigration detainees. We also hear why one man started giving free haircuts to the homeless.

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College World Series | Slow News | Eugenics

OSU's baseball team competes in the College World Series. We hear from the former publisher of The Register-Guard, Logan Molen, on the news industry and we learn about the American eugenics movement.

Arts | Think Out Loud

Deaf Musician Myles de Bastion Founds Northwest Deaf Arts Festival

A lightly edited transcript of Dave Miller's interview with Myles de Bastion, a deaf musician, designer and founder of CymaSpace.

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Family Separation | CBD | Beaverton's Camping Ban

U.S Senator Jeff Merkley joins us to talk about the police of separating families at the border. Also, there is a growing market for CBD, a non-psychoactive component of cannabis. And the city of Beaverton has banned camping on city streets and sidewalks. 

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'Advice For Future Corpses (And Those Who Love Them)'

Portland author Sallie Tisdale's new book draws on her experience as a nurse, a practitioner of Buddhism and the deaths of her own mother, a close friend, and her spiritual teacher.

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Portland Housing Project | Holocaust Survivor

To address Portland's growing population the city plans to allow more duplexes and triplexes in close-in neighborhoods. Also, we hear from author and Holocaust survivor Ruth Lindemann.

Arts | Music | local | Think Out Loud

Feel The Music (And See It) At The Northwest Deaf Arts Festival

The first Northwest Deaf Arts Festival will highlight inclusion with the help of deaf musician Myles de Bastion. He has incorporated visual and tactile ways to experience music into the event. 

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Water Toxin Update | Paraplegic Mountaineer | Deaf Arts Film Festival

We talk to the first paraplegic woman to summit Mount Hood. And a Portland deaf musician has organized the Northwest's first Deaf Arts Festival. 

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McCleary Case | Father's Day Bailouts | Student Magazine

We sit down with political reporter Austin Jenkins to discuss the new ruling of the McCleary case. Also, a woman raises money to bailout fathers from jail, and students publish an outdoor magazine. 

News | Parents | local | Think Out Loud

Two Takes On Foster Care Politics And Policy

Adoptive parent Ben West criticizes Oregon's child welfare system and shares what's driving Oregon Foster Families First. And state Senator Sara Gelser gives her take on changes to the system.

News | Think Out Loud

Toxic Algae | Tribal Museum | Daycare Closing | Madras Graduation Rates

This hour we take up: algae blooms, an exhibition of artifacts at the Grand Ronde reservation, a childcare facility closed after abuse allegations and rising high school graduation rates in Madras. 

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Newspaper Closures | Racism And Public Health | Library Naloxone

Research shows newspaper closures result in higher government spending. We look at the intersection of race, poverty and public health. And, libraries will begin to carry Naloxone.