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 new study from OHSU finds that chronic pain sufferers experience the same amount of pain when they switch from using opioids. And students from the failed for-profit college ITT were able to graduate from PCC last week.
Norwegian journalist Asne Seierstad joins us in front of an audience at Powell's to talk about her riveting account of a family torn apart when the two daughters choose to flee to Syria to join ISIS.
We talk to Oregon Congressman Greg Walden about Facebook. We also discuss a fatal police shooting in Portland, the city's plan to improve ride service for wheelchair users, and Washington County's district attorney race.
We discuss the big news stories of the week. Also, we learn about the history of housing discrimination in southern Oregon. And, Laurelhurst Theater is shifting from second-run to first-run films.
An album composed for a 1985 Ursula Le Guin book has just been re-released. Also, Lincoln High School students report on how their school handles sexual misconduct complaints. And we learn about the business of plasma.
We hear about Oregon's cougar problem and then turn to how murals and street art are becoming more mainstream in Portland. We also explore the ACCESS Academy, as the school's fate remains up in the air.
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Two foster parents share their experience with Oregon Department of Human Services. Also, we'll hear about Warrenton's elk problem. And workers at Burgerville are trying to gain recognition for their union.
Can the Burnside bridge survive an earthquake? How reliable is fingerprint evidence? Also, we'll hear about a photo project which aims to highlight the stories of immigrants and refugees. And we'll hear what it's like to work in search and rescue.
We look at the influence of shoe companies in youth sports. Also, we mark International Day of Happiness with a sociologist and happiness expert. Finally, we talk earthquake preparedness with a California seismologist.
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Auditor Jaime Ralls outlines the findings of the year-long audit. Long-time foster care critic Richard Wexler says the problem is too many kids in the system. DHS says it's working to fix the agency.
One month after the Parkland, Florida shooting, we'll speak with Oregon students and a school resource officer about student walkouts and school safety. Also, are age limits for gun sales discrimination? And, we'll hear about the significance of the Columbia River to tribal communities.
Lena Alhusseini served as Oregon's Child Welfare Director from November 2016 to May 2016. She sat down with Dave Miller to discuss the barriers she found when she tried to implement her vision.
We get opinions and analysis of some of the big stories in the week's news, then sit down with the former director of Oregon's Child Welfare system and two representatives of the Girl Scouts of America.
We discuss: a plan to expand rural broadband in Oregon; the dangers of tree wells; stronger renters protections for business owners; and a new film that tells the story of Rita "Bo" Brown.
We'll broadcast today from Olympia, where we'll talk to Washington Governor Jay Inslee. We'll also get an update on the latest business news, and on the end of Oregon's legislative session.