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 master's 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.
The master printer at the Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts has worked with some of the Northwest's leading artists to create print editions of their work.
NW Life | Arts | Music | Entertainment | local | State of WonderOPB | Sept. 16, 2017 noon | Portland
This week on "State of Wonder," Portland gets its first shoe festival, the Coast gets a big new music festival with Stackstock, Deer Tick gets a new acoustic sound and more.
NW Life | Arts | Music | Entertainment | local | State of WonderOPB | Sept. 9, 2017 noon
This week on 'State of Wonder,' we talk Twitter and Copland with George Takei, hear about the must-see shows at the Time-Based Art Festival, and celebrate James Baldwin with Stew and the Negro Problem.
NW Life | Arts | Music | Entertainment | local | State of WonderOPB | Sept. 8, 2017 2:26 p.m. | Portland
Outgoing artistic director Angela Mattox picks five shows and reflects on the global festival, plus we talk with Stew of the band the Negro Problem about keeping Portland real.
Books | Arts | Entertainment | NW Life | local | State of WonderOPB | Sept. 2, 2017 noon
This week, "State of Wonder" meets some of the local creators behind the leading comic books as they gear up for Portland's biggest comic convention, where Weird Al Yankovic rubs shoulders with 100 Harley Quinns.
Books | Arts | local | State of WonderOPB | Aug. 26, 2017 noon
This week on "State of Wonder," we listen back to a studio session with a dream team of songwriters: k.d. lang, Neko Case and Laura Veirs. Plus, the flash-fiction contest to end all flash-fiction contests: Plotto.
This week State of Wonder travels across the solar eclipse's path of totality, from Newport to the Ochoco Mountains, for a once-in-a-lifetime cosmic journey.
Science | Entertainment | News | local | NW Life | Arts | Economy | OPB's Coverage Of The Oregon Solar Eclipse 2017OPB | Aug. 14, 2017 4:30 p.m. | Oregon
"State of Wonder" is traveling across the solar eclipse's path of totality, from Newport to the Ochoco National Forest and many places in-between. Follow the team on this once in a lifetime artistic and cosmic journey.
NW Life | Arts | Music | Entertainment | localOPB | Aug. 12, 2017 11:41 a.m. | Big Summit Prairie, Oregon
This week, 30,000 people from around the world will head to the remote Ochoco Mountains to enjoy a mammoth festival filled with 400 musical acts and dozens of workshops, speakers and artists.
NW Life | Music | Books | Arts | local | Entertainment | State of WonderOPB | Aug. 12, 2017 noon
This week on "State of Wonder," Oregon's most audacious eclipse festival, writer Robert Michael Pyle searches for Bigfoot, the descendant of an infamous train robber plays outlaw country and more.
Jack Allen steered the classical music station through significant growth, but his tenure was also marked by internal strife.
Books | Arts | Entertainment | NW Life | local | State of WonderOPB | Aug. 4, 2017 1:17 p.m.
Kent Nerburn is known for bridging the gap between Native and non-Native cultures. His cult classic is seeing a resurgence here and overseas. "Neither Wolf Nor Dog" is hitting the big screen.
Travel officials estimate 1 million people are headed to Oregon for this month's eclipse. Business owners in Grant County must decide whether they'll be staying open for the extra patrons — or not.
NW Life | Music | Books | Arts | local | Entertainment | State of WonderOPB | Aug. 5, 2017 noon
This week on "State of Wonder," we speak with author Kent Nerburn about the resurgence of his classic book, two artists explore a devastating act of war, and the PSU Chamber Choir takes on new work.
NW Life | Arts | Music | Entertainment | local | State of Wonder
Pickathon Preview: Drive-By Truckers | Charles Bradley | Tank And The Bangas | The Last Artful, DodgrOPB | July 29, 2017 noon
This week on "State of Wonder," picks for Pickathon! Hot studio sessions with artists on stage at one of the most eclectic fests of the summer.
NW Life | Music | Books | Arts | local | Entertainment | 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.
NW Life | Music | Books | Arts | local | Entertainment | 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.
Books | Arts | NW Life | local | 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.