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.
Arts | Entertainment | 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.
Arts | Technology | NW Life | local | Entertainment | Music | 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.
March Sadness: the most sorrowful songs you can think of, going head-to-head, tournament style.
For three days Portland will be invaded by more than 5,000 ceramicists. Here's what you don't want to miss.
Politics | Arts | NW Life | Music | News | Education | Entertainment | State of Wonder
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.
Challengers to ask court to consider whether tax mechanism is unconstitutional.
Two artists on impermanence, their process, and the joys of the 8-by-10 view camera.
Arts | Books | News | Entertainment | NW Life | 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.
Portland’s most prominent music teacher is facing allegations that he was inappropriate with some teenage students. The news has sent the city’s musical community into a tailspin.
A grand jury in Portland has indicted the celebrated jazz educator Thara Memory on several counts of sex abuse.Several charges dating back to 2014 included in the indictment.
Arts | Books | NW Life | local | State of WonderOPB | Feb. 25, 2017 9:57 a.m. | Portland
Portland artist Leila Del Duca has been drawing an Image Comics series called “Shutter” since 2014. It’s the story of a hard-charging young adventurer named Kate Christopher.
OPB's interview with Ryan Bundy may still be introduced as evidence, but the judge suggests attorneys on both sides to devise alternate routes.
A federal judge may decide as soon as Friday whether prosecutors can call a former OPB reporter to the stand.
Arts | Books | Entertainment | NW Life | Music | State of Wonder
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.
Arts | Entertainment | 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.
The theater company hustles to make other arrangements as the sale of Hillsboro’s historic Venetian Theatre nears completion.
As a second trial continues for activists who occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, federal prosecutors have subpoenaed a former reporter for Oregon Public Broadcasting.