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.
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.
Some doctors are giving prescriptions to get outdoors. A mobile home park in Washington recently became a cooperative. The federal government has made changes to the Endangered Species Act.
What would freeway expansion mean for the school that sits right near it? Where have the missing Puget Sound orcas gone? A lawsuit about homelessness will go forward in Grants Pass. The levees on the Columbia River move closer to being repaired.
Police have been monitoring environmental activists trying to stop a natural gas terminal. Oregon's paid family leave bill is signed today. Tribes and the federal government are working to save the sucker fish. And we discuss other news of the week.
A prayer vigil is held in Portland for gun violence victims. White tech workers believe diversity efforts are working. Ashland police want to know suspects' names and dates of birth. An outbreak of large wasps in Central Oregon.
Resident fish caught near Bradford Island are not safe to eat because of pollution. A Springfield pediatrician tells us about conditions she saw at immigration facilities along the U.S.-Mexico border. And a retired truck driver has started a school to train more drivers.
A new documentary explores the impact of gun violence. We hear how Portland schools are dealing with racist incidents. And we get opinions and analysis on this week's news.
The Oregon town of Lexington is shut down. The Columbia River Gorge has seen a dramatic increase in traffic. Rural firefighters will now be protected from liability. Will the state be able to meet its climate goals after cap and trade failed?
The Oregon Legislature raced to finish this weekend, passing over 100 bills. Scientists at OSU say they have a solution for gender bias in software. And a conversation about gentrification in North Portland.
We hear about the Oregon's longest-serving Senate president, talk about some of the biggest news of the week and talk with Debra Gwartney about her new book, a blending of pioneer history and memoir.
Moda Health says the federal government owes it a quarter of a billion dollars. Young inventors from around Oregon vie for a prize. And pianos decorated by artists take up residence across Portland in the summertime.
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A Portland coffee company has started charging for to-go cups. The University of Oregon has a new approach for treating concussions. The Bach Festival has no executive director. And Oregon lawmakers passed a bill to allow more building in tsunami zones.
We hear about rising graduation rates for Native American students at Madras High School; a student documentary about an American military base in Okinawa; and the little-known TV pioneer Peg Lynch.
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Stimson Lumber is cutting jobs. Portland will use smartphone data to study transportation.A detainee died last fall at the ICE detention center in Tacoma. And we listen back to a conversation with the first transgender PPB captain.