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.
Music | local | Arts | Think Out Loud
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Communities | Sports | local | Think Out Loud
We talk with law professor Jim Oleske; the Portland Pickles' co-owner; the new state public records advocate; and a deputy chief at the Portland Police Bureau involved in implicit bias training.
A woman in Southern Oregon is trying to breed dogs that look like dire wolves. The Roseburg School District paid a ransom to hackers. And Snowy Plovers were seen at Fort Stevens for the first time in 30 years.
We learn about Vanport's native population, listen to two perspectives on surgical mesh, and hear about a recent case of discrimination at North Bend High School.
Best-selling author Michael Pollan has written a psychedelic history. And that's no metaphor. He details the scientific research into psychedelics prior to the 1970s and what's driving the modern revival of interest.
local | Environment | News | Think Out Loud
Five months after China stopped accepting contaminated recycling, regulators and the industry are hard at work trying to clean up the stream and find markets for whatever clean material they can.
News | local | Think Out Loud
We learn about the lax rules for lawyers who represent foster kids, and the pilot program that seems to be making a difference.
News | local | Think Out Loud
News watchers weigh in on some of the week's big stories. And we learn about the lax rules for lawyers who represent foster kids, and the pilot program that seems to be making a difference.
Sports | News | local | Think Out Loud
Listeners suggest all kinds of names for a Portland Major League Baseball team.
We hear about each of the candidates for Multnomah County Commissioner, District 2. Also, Cleveland High School students found their black and Latino classmates were more likely to be stopped in the halls. And, an Oregon horse breeder hopes to create future Kentucky Derby winners.