Producer, State of Wonder
Aaron Scott is a producer/reporter for the weekly arts radio show State of Wonder at Oregon Public Broadcasting, where his stories have won a Gracie Award for Best Soft News Feature, an Edward R. Murrow Award for Use of Sound, and an APTRA Mark Twain Award for Best News Writing.
Before joining OPB, Aaron was senior editor at Portland Monthly, where he orchestrated the magazine's arts coverage and wrote narrative features. He has filed stories for Radiolab, This American Life, NPR, and Out Magazine. Aaron has masters degrees in journalism and science writing from Columbia University and a degree in religious studies from Grinnell College, and he spent a number of polyphonic years directing publicity for the band Pink Martini.
Music | Entertainment | local | NW Life | Arts | Books | State of WonderOPB | July 22, 2017 noon
On this week’s "State of Wonder": Portugal. The Man on the key to their new album, sci-fi best-seller Daniel Wilson on the ancient robots in his newest novel, and eclipse mania.
Music | Entertainment | local | NW Life | Arts | Books | State of WonderOPB | July 15, 2017 noon
This week on State of Wonder, singer Olivia Chaney and the Decemberists' Colin Meloy share their new collaboration, Offa Rex. Plus, U.S. poet laureate Tracy K. Smith and a visit to a new post in Central Oregon's arts scene.
Devil-may-care side trips to imaginary cities, soul-searching conversation with graphic novelist Teva Harrison, and moments of wonder with Portland's premier soul interpreter.
NW Life | local | Books | Arts | State of WonderOPB | July 7, 2017 11:34 a.m. | Vancouver, Washington
The open mic poetry series fills Angst Gallery monthly with dozens of poets and poetry lovers, along with founder and Clark County Poet Laureate Christopher Luna.
Business | local | Arts | State of WonderOPB | July 7, 2017 10:40 a.m. | Vancouver, Washington
Vancouver artist Erika Bartlett has an eye for nature and a mind for business.
Music | Entertainment | Arts | NW Life | local | Books | Agriculture | State of WonderOPB | June 24, 2017 noon
This week on "State of Wonder," singer Beth Ditto breaks out from her band Gossip, the Slants gets their big day at the Supreme Court, and we look back on Thara Memory's complicated legacy.
While the two cities share creative DNA and a serious housing crisis, artists and fire officials differ on lessons learned.
Music | Entertainment | local | NW Life | Arts | Books | State of WonderOPB | June 17, 2017 noon
This week on “State of Wonder,” shake off your June gloom with the magical animals of "Autumnlands," the music of Animal Eyes, the drag art of Kaj-Anne Pepper and all that jazz at new music joint Jack London Revue.
NW Life | local | Arts | State of WonderOPB | June 9, 2017 2:06 p.m. | Portland
The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education will reopen its doors with the towering tapestries of Grisha Bruskin and an exhibit chronicling the state's history of discrimination.
NW Life | Music | local | Arts | State of WonderOPB | June 10, 2017 noon
New beginnings are afloat: the re-opening of the Oregon Jewish Museum, a Jordan Schnitzer-backed PSU art museum and the spellbinding writing of Lidia Yuknavitch.
NW Life | local | Arts | State of WonderOPB | June 3, 2017 noon
This week on "State of Wonder," we hear MAX attack survivor Micah Fletcher's poetry and remember the brilliant work of Oregon author Brian Doyle.
Entertainment | Music | Education | local | NW Life | Arts | Books | State of WonderOPB | May 27, 2017 noon
This week on "State of Wonder," we bring your wildest dreams to life with a healthy dose of Wonder Woman, a new education project using augmented reality, and the surprisingly sweet story behind "The Simpsons" Krusty the Clown.
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Prince's Unreleased Album | Puppet Master Michael Curry And The Oregon Symphony | Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Immigrant MedeaOPB | May 13, 2017 noon
This week on "State of Wonder," the puppet genius behind "The Lion King" and the Olympics, a new telling of Shakespeare's tragedy, the incredible pipes of Kelli Shaefer and more.
Entertainment | local | NW Life | News | Economy | Recreation | State of WonderOPB | May 5, 2017 6 p.m. | Spray, Oregon
The town of Spray, population 160, is bracing for 10,000 visitors and wondering, how do you begin to feed and house that many?
Music | Entertainment | local | NW Life | Arts | Books | State of WonderOPB | May 6, 2017 noon
This week on "State of Wonder," we look into the madness already surrounding August's eclipse, Oregon's a dark revamp of the Flintstones, and an even darker new horror film fest at Timberline Lodge.
NW Life | Environment | Entertainment | local | Arts | State of WonderOPB | April 29, 2017 noon | Portland
This week on "State of Wonder," we dive into the bubbling cauldron of Portland design. From streetwear to downtown Portland to sporting goods to candy, everything's on the drawing board.