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.
Entertainment | Arts | Music | NW Life | local | State of WonderOPB | March 25, 2017 noon | Portland
This week on "State of Wonder," words nerds and classical music lovers rumble, artists get political, and Wendy Red Star soars.
Music | local | Entertainment | Technology | Arts | NW Life | State of WonderOPB | March 18, 2017 noon
This week on State of Wonder, 'Grimm' sells all the monsters, sad songs to make you happy, British psych rock, and much more.
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Lee Kelly | Thao And The Get Down Stay Down | Chicano Batman | NW Dance Project's 'Carmen' | Portland Arts TaxOPB | March 11, 2017 noon
Is the Arts Tax unconstitutional? Also, music From Chicano Batman and Thao Nguyen, master sculptor Lee Kelly, and Northwest Dance Project does 'Carmen' with glamour and wit.
Books | Arts | News | NW Life | Entertainment | State of WonderOPB | March 4, 2017 noon
This week on "State of Wonder," Shakespeare goes modern, the Aces sketch duo goes for maximum fun, and Colum McCann digs for the roots of empathy.
local | News | Entertainment | Technology | Arts | NW LifeOPB | Feb. 24, 2017 12:18 p.m. | Portland
Imagine a gallery where you can step into a painting or dance with a virtual flamingo. Virtual and augmented reality stand to transform the art world. Tech incubator Oregon Story Board is on the front lines.
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Last Artful, Dodgr | Virtual Reality | National Museum Of African-American History And Culture | 'Shutter' Artist Leila Del DucaOPB | Feb. 25, 2017 noon | Portland
This week on "State of Wonder," artists will transform your world with virtual reality and digital flamingos; hip-hop sensation the Last Artful, Dodgr owns the studio; a comic series of unlimited adventure; and more.
Entertainment | Arts | Music | NW Life | local | State of WonderOPB | Feb. 18, 2017 noon
This week on "State of Wonder," a Blazer talks about his side-gig as a rapper, Portland's indie remix pioneer brings home the win, Portland Community Media gets an update and more.
Arts | Transportation | local | NW Life | Business | State of WonderOPB | Feb. 12, 2017 12:45 p.m. | Portland
Portland’s aerial tram can now be seen as one of the city’s most transformational projects ever. But it wasn't always a popular project.
Books | Music | local | Entertainment | Arts | NW Life | State of WonderOPB | Feb. 11, 2017 noon
This week on "State of Wonder," the Portland writer behind Marvel's new Luke Cage series, bedroom singer Shy Girls and soul singer Liz Vice, the Portland International Film Festival, and so much more.
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Hollywood Theatre At PDX | Black Film Fest | Arvo Pärt Festival | Immigrant Artists Farooq Hassan And Elizabeth HuffmanOPB | Feb. 4, 2017 noon
This week on "State of Wonder," immerse yourself in a sonic wonderland of Arvo Pärt's music, catch a short film at the airport and hear from local artists about their experience as refugees.
local | News | Entertainment | Business | Arts | NW Life | State of WonderOPB | Feb. 2, 2017 2:19 p.m. | Portland
The iconic Hollywood Theatre will show works by local filmmakers at its new outpost on the C Concourse.
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Chloe Eudaly | Portland Winter Lights Festival | Designing Album Covers | Tony Furtado | Sallie TisdaleOPB | Jan. 28, 2017 noon
This week on State of Wonder, sear away the S.A.D. with the brightest new arts fest, hear from Portland's newest commissioner and find out what it takes to design iconic album art.
Entertainment | Arts | NW Life | local | State of WonderOPB | Jan. 20, 2017 3:58 p.m. | Portland
The actor behind countless animated characters is now channeling the voices of houseless people from around the world in her one-woman show "Displaced."
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Roxane Gay | Artists In Protest | Eliza Jane Schneider Of 'South Park' | Clowns Without Borders | The SlantsOPB | Jan. 21, 2017 noon
This week on "State of Wonder," same world, infinite views: new fiction from the author of "Bad Feminist," a new era of protest music, why laughter truly is the best medicine, and much more.