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.
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The University of Oregon has a new Black Cultural Center. Fourth graders in Salem have started a school newspaper. A nonbinary person was denied a petition to change their gender in Lane County. And the Oregon Supreme Court held arguments in a high school.
Paramedics train in defensive tactics after attacks from people in mental health crises. A Washington reporter focuses on the local impact of climate change. A new survey reveals trans and nonbinary youth need better medical care.
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish's father played a key role in the Nixon impeachment process. Is Portland following its demolition inspection ordinance? A new study shows Oregon is doing relatively well on premature birth rates, except among women of color.
New permits will be required to provide free food in public parks. Several Central Oregon newspapers have a new editor. And the Washington State Historical Society has hired a tribal liaison.
Kelp and other marine life are overwhelmed with purple sea urchins taking over the West Coast. The Hillsboro School District adds new topics to their sex education program, but some parents aren't happy with the changes. And we remember Columbia Sportswear's longtime chairwoman Gert Boyle.
News | Agriculture | local | Think Out Loud
How does law enforcement respond to missing persons reports? How have tariffs affected one Northwest apple farmer? Also, we get opinions and analysis on the week's news.
The band The Slants plays its last show this weekend. A native rodeo rider from Oregon comes from a long family tradition. Metro wants to diversify construction crews on publicly funded projects. Readers are more likely to trust journalism that takes them somewhere.
A new program helps women transition to a life after incarceration. A cult classic ambient album that was recorded in 1975 has been re-released. And a new study compares medical care access of patients with private health insurance and those with Medicaid.
What's on the ballot? Greg Walden won't be running for election. A new child abuse hotline faces challenges. And a conversation series about race takes place in Oregon City Public Library.
A dangerous tropical fungus may have traveled to Oregon 100 years ago on ships. A variety show is produced inside a prison. The housing crisis would be worse if young Oregonians weren't living with parents or roommates. And Jeff Mapes has an update on cannabis industry banking.
Two Oregon counties will allow overseas residents to vote by phone. Scientists say Oregon's glaciers are not monitored enough. An artist interviews East Portland residents.
We get opinions and analysis on some of the biggest news of the week. Also, we hear about a new set of resources for Native LBGTQ youth. And an Oregonian has written an essay about her experience as a military widow.
What can we learn about climate change from space? Also, a new play at Oregon Shakespeare Festival takes up Native American history. And the new director of the Oregon Department of Transportation tells us about the Interstate 5 expansion.
Arts | local | Think Out Loud
Filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky's new film explores her son's deafness and much more in her film "Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements."
How do Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers in the Northwest use social media and online tools to find people who are in the country illegally to arrest? And we listen back to our conversation with activist Judith Arcana.