Host, State of Wonder
April Baer hosts the weekly arts show, State of Wonder, for OPB, covering how art is made and consumed. Prior to this assignment, she worked as a reporter and was the local host of Morning Edition. 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 BA in Communications from Ohio State. April grew up in the Midwest and now lives in Portland.
A look at summer's biggest outdoor music festivals - and the lack of representation by female artists.
Microenterprise manufacturers show their stuff at fairs on both coasts and question the conventions for business as usual.
Silas Weir Mitchell and Sasha Roiz chat about their roles in "Three Days of Rain" at PCS – plus a few observations about the "Grimm" season four finale. chat about their roles in "Three Days of Rain" at PCS – plus a few observations about Grimm's Season Four finale.
Youth orchestra dazzles New York audience; Thara Memory talks to KMHD about the big night.
Grants designed to encourage more overnight stays in Central Oregon went to BendFilm, Atelier 6000, and more.
The BSO Artistic Director — formerly of Eugene — discusses the free concert she conducted in Baltimore.
Oregon-raised Ben Percy has a new novel re-imagining the Corps of Discovery as a desperate dystopian mission.
A federal appeals court has upheld a Patent and Trademark Office decision that denied The Slants a trademark for its name, ruling that it's disparaging.
Artists and scientists head to PLAYA's astonishing landscape for a fresh approach to mixing disciplines.