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Aaron Scott


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.

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See Art, Win Money, Make A Difference With 2 New Portland Programs

OPB | March 24, 2017 4:19 p.m. | Portland

Art Passport PDX and Artists Resist are two new programs from arts writer and activist Jennifer Rabin meant to get you embracing art.

Entertainment | Arts | Music | NW Life | local | State of Wonder

Lyle Ritz RIP | Classical Music Feud | Wendy Red Star | Feminist Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon

OPB | 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 Wonder

'Grimm' Warehouse Sale | March Sadness | Architecture In Virtual Reality

OPB | 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.

Entertainment | Arts | NW Life | local | State of Wonder

NW Dance Projects' 'Carmen' Combines Passion With Humor

OPB | March 14, 2017 10 a.m. | Portland

The Portland company’s first story ballet is its most ambitious collaboration yet with resident choreographer Ihsan Rustem.

Entertainment | Arts | NW Life

Exploring The World Of Oregon Sculptor Lee Kelly

OPB | March 11, 2017 1 p.m. | Oregon City, Oregon

At 84, sculptor Lee Kelly is still creating monumental steel works that are shown all over Oregon. 

Music | Education | News | Entertainment | Arts | NW Life | Politics | State of Wonder

Lee Kelly | Thao And The Get Down Stay Down | Chicano Batman | NW Dance Project's 'Carmen' | Portland Arts Tax

OPB | 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 Wonder

Colum McCann | Modernizing Shakespeare | Surfer Blood | Thara Memory | The Aces

OPB | 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.

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Oregon Virtual Reality Incubator Takes Artists Into New Worlds

OPB | 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.

Entertainment | Arts | Music | Sessions

The Last Artful, Dodgr: opbmusic session

opbmusic | Feb. 23, 2017 2 p.m.

The fast-rising Portland rapper -- along with producer Neill Von Tally -- joins us for songs from their new release, Bone Music.

Books | Arts | NW Life | Entertainment | Music | State of Wonder

Last Artful, Dodgr | Virtual Reality | National Museum Of African-American History And Culture | 'Shutter' Artist Leila Del Duca

OPB | 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.

Education | Arts | NW Life | Entertainment | local

Making Public Access TV Cool For A New Generation

OPB | Feb. 21, 2017 7:15 a.m. | Portland

Under dynamic new leadership, Portland Community Media rebrands itself as Open Signal, a media arts center dedicated to storytelling across mediums.

Entertainment | Arts | Music | NW Life | local | State of Wonder

Damian Lillard on His Rap Music | RAC's Grammy Win | Eugene Opera | Making Public Access TV Cool

OPB | 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 Wonder

From Controversy To Icon: Portland's Aerial Tram Turns 10

OPB | 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 Wonder

Marvel's Luke Cage | Shy Girls | Liz Vice

OPB | 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.

Music | Politics | local | Entertainment | Arts | NW Life | State of Wonder

Hollywood Theatre At PDX | Black Film Fest | Arvo Pärt Festival | Immigrant Artists Farooq Hassan And Elizabeth Huffman

OPB | 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 Wonder

Dinner And A Movie And A Flight: Hollywood Theatre Set To Open At The Portland Airport

OPB | 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.

Books | Music | Politics | local | Entertainment | Arts | NW Life | State of Wonder

Chloe Eudaly | Portland Winter Lights Festival | Designing Album Covers | Tony Furtado | Sallie Tisdale

OPB | 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 Wonder

From 'South Park' To Hong Kong, The Many Voices Of Eliza Jane Schneider

OPB | 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 Slants

OPB | 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.

Arts | local | NW Life | Business | State of Wonder

Portland Choreographers Strive To Make Traditional Dance Contemporary

OPB | Jan. 15, 2017 12:15 p.m. | Portland

Subashini Ganesan and Oluyinka Akinjiola discuss their new work, identity, and what it means to stand and face 2017.