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Senior Producer, Think Out Loud

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

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News Roundtable | Organ Transplants | Officer-Involved Shootings

We get a range of opinions on some of the big stories of the week, then turn to a discussion around the ethics of rationing organ transplants, and then turn to the latest report on Portland police officer-involved shootings.

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No More Curbside Recycling | Unlikely Hikers | Marathon Madness

What does it take to get comfortable spending time in nature? Also, a Portland man has run 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents. And an Oregon town will no longer have curbside recycling.

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KBOO At 50 | '101 Seconds' | Quanice Hayes

We explore KBOO Community Radio's 50-year history. Also, we talk to a Portland filmmaker who documented the aftermath of the deadly 2012 mall shooting at Clackamas Town Center. And we speak with the family of Quanice Hayes, who was killed by a Portland police officer one year ago.

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'Red Clocks'

Leni Zumas talks with April Baer about her latest novel, "Red Clocks."

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What's Wrong With Oregon's Child Welfare Office?

A recent audit found a myriad of problems at Oregon's Office of Child Welfare.


News Roundtable | Restoring Local Oysters

We get opinion and analysis on some of the week's big stories. And we'll hear about an effort to restore native oyster populations on the Oregon coast.

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Small Landlord Exemption | Public Defenders

Should Portland landlords who only rent one unit be required to pay rental relocation fees? Also, we'll learn about the work of public defenders.

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News Roundtable | 'Magellanica'

Our news roundtable discusses some of the biggest news of the week. Also, we take a look at a new play premiering at the Artists Repertory Theatre. 

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Talking Business | Athletes' Mental Health | Family Shelter Portraits

What kind of mental health support do college athletes get? Also, we'll talk to a Portland-area photographer about her portraits of families at Gresham's Family Shelter. And we'll get the latest business news.

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Government Shutdown Deal | Oregon Recyclables | #TOL10

We'll hear from U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley about the government shutdown. Also, what's happening with Oregon recyclables now that China's stopped accepting them? And, "Think Out Loud" turns 10 today.

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Detroit Lake | Green Cities | 'The Brothers Paranormal'

Will popular Detroit Lake be empty for two years? Is Portland as green as it thinks it is? Also, we'll learn about an effort to bring more diverse storytelling to Oregon.

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Voting Center | Crab Fishery | Commissioner Loretta Smith | Carbon Pricing Plans

Oregon and Washington are both considering carbon pricing proposals. The crab fishery remains closed. A new election center opens. A petition demands Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith resign.

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Wildfire Solutions | Parental Rights | Causes Of Death

We discuss a homeowner initiative in Deschutes County to reduce wildfire risk and talk to a reporter who followed a parental rights case concerning a couple with low IQ. Also, Oregon's state health officer tells us about the leading causes of death.

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News Roundtable | Justice Nelson | Billy Williams

Our news roundtable discusses some of the biggest stories of the week. Also, we talk with Adrienne Nelson, the first African-American justice on the Oregon Supreme Court. And we talk to Oregon's U.S. Attorney about his public comments on marijuana.

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Student Satellite | Monsanto Lawsuit | Non-Unanimous Juries | College Savings Plans

We learn about a nano-satellite project at Portland State and hear from the parties in an Oregon lawsuit against Monsanto. Also, we hear about a push to abolish non-unanimous juries and what the new tax law means for private school tuition.

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Jeff Sessions On Cannabis | TriMet Ridership | OSU And UO In PDX

We get reactions to the U.S. Attorney General's plans to rescind an Obama-era cannabis memo. We also explore the reasons why TriMet ridership is down, and we find out why Portland is vital to state universities — even ones not based here.

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Recreational Cannabis In California | FamilyCare | Roseburg VA

How will the closure of FamilyCare affect providers and patients? How will legal recreational cannabis in California affect Oregon? And a New York Times article finds questionable care at the Roseburg VA Medical Center.

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Local TV News Harassment | Measure 101

We hear from reporter Ellen Meny about the harassment she, and other TV journalists, face from their viewers. Also, we learn about Measure 101, where voters will decide whether to approve a tax on health care providers and insurers. 

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REBROADCAST: Living with Autism

We listen back to an interview with the Chapin family. Angie Chapin has four children, two of whom are on the autism spectrum.

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Producers' Choice 2017

We review some of our favorite moments from a year of "Think Out Loud."