Host, State of Wonder Host
April Baer hosts the weekly radio arts show, State of Wonder, at Oregon Public Broadcasting, covering how art is made and consumed. Prior to this assignment, she worked as a reporter and was the local host of Morning Edition at OPB
Before coming to OPB in 2004, she worked as a studio engineer, host, reporter and occasional music host at several stations in Ohio.
She earned a degree in communications from Ohio State University.
April grew up in the Midwest and now lives in Portland.
Some stores and restaurants along the path of totality in Oregon have seen an uptick in the lead-up to the eclipse; others have been only moderately busy.
Traffic gets heavy around Madras Oregon, the center of the solar eclipse path of totality in the Beaver State.
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.
Entertainment | local | News | Science | NW Life | Economy | Arts | 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.
Entertainment | local | Music | NW Life | Arts | Books | 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.
Two writers share stories based on watching the 1991 solar eclipse in Mexico.
News | Arts | local | State of WonderOPB | Aug. 4, 2017 3:01 p.m. | Portland
The Regional Arts and Culture Council seeks a replacement for long-time administrator Eloise Damrosch.
Entertainment | local | Music | NW Life | Arts | Books | 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.
Entertainment | Arts | Music | local | NW Life | 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.
Arts | Books | NW Life | State of WonderOPB | July 21, 2017 12:09 p.m.
“The Big Eclipse,” by award-winning author and illustrator Nancy Coffelt, balances goofy, eclipse-glasses-wearing animals with lessons about science and safety.
Arts | Books | local | State of WonderOPB | July 21, 2017 11:17 a.m.
Wilson's new novel imagines a race of mechanical beings living side-by-side with humans since the dawn of history.
Entertainment | local | Music | 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.
The Oregon Arts Commission is preparing to implement a 14 percent budget reduction. We sat down with the commission's executive director, Brian Rogers, to talk about the cuts' impact on the agency.
Entertainment | local | Music | 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.