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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.
Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick temporarily renamed the street bordering City Hall in honor of Dylan's literary prize.
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Fair-Haired Dumbbell | Oregon Symphony Gets Animated | Explode Into Colors | Bob Dylan On Portland's StreetsOPB | Dec. 3, 2016 noon
This week on State of Wonder, creative sugarplums sweet enough to ruin your teeth and delight your ears, featuring crowd-sourced architecture, visual music, and much much more!
The curtain is falling on twenty years of music and memories as Jimmy Mak’s owner seeks a buyer.
thor of the noir thriller “Ghostman” dies after an overdose; Colleagues and friends remember his rare gifts for narrative.
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Disjecta's Director Ousted | Hari Kondabolu | Roger Hobbs RIP | Portland Through The Skanner's PhotographyOPB | Nov. 26, 2016 noon
This week on State of Wonder, seismic upheaval at Disjecta, the passing of a dapper young author with a penchant for the criminal, years of Skanner photography from Julie Keefe, and a comedian who makes the political deeply funny.
Entertainment | Arts | Books | local | NW Life | State of WonderOPB | Nov. 19, 2016 noon
State Of Wonder kicked off Wordstock with three fantastic truth-telling authors, plus we check in with artists across the political spectrum on why art matters now.
Entertainment | Arts | Books | local | NW Life | State of WonderOPB | Nov. 12, 2016 noon
State of Wonder's sold-out Wordstock show with sparkling conversation with three great authors, plus music by Y La Bamba's Luz Elena Mendoza.
Music | Arts | Entertainment | local | NW Life | State of WonderOPB | Oct. 29, 2016 noon
This week on State of Wonder, cartoonist Joe Sacco takes on the housing emergency, Bri Pruett takes on the dating world, Irene Taylor Brodsky takes on Slenderman and Okkervil River takes on itself.
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Portland Producer Backs 'Hamilton' | Response To Ta-Nehisi Coates | Percussionist Colin Currie | Eastmoreland ControversyOPB | Oct. 22, 2016 noon
This week on State of Wonder, Woody Guthrie's unknown time in Oregon, how a hometown girl became a producer on some of Broadway's biggest hits and a knockout percussionist plays our studio — literally.
A new theater company has cropped up in Portland to tell the stories of people of color, and women.
Critic and writer Randy Gragg's monthly stories about how Portland's urban space is changing for State of Wonder.