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