Host, State of Wonder Host
April Baer hosts the weekly arts show, State of Wonder, 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 University. April grew up in the Midwest and now lives in Portland.
The demise of Business for Culture and Arts presents an opportunity for new ideas.
Former PICA director will shape events to be held in 2016.
Portland author Ellen Urbani puts her training in trauma therapy to use in her debut novel about two mothers and two daughters surviving Katrina's aftermath.
Economy | Arts | Entertainment | NW Life | State of WonderOPB | Aug. 15, 2015 noon
What happens when small towns try to jump-start their economies with arts centers and cultural offerings? We find out with a road trip to Joseph, Burns, and Mighty Tieton, Washington.
A single entrepreneur plugs in the arts for Central Washington town.
A new title goes through a crowdsourced evolution.
Portland's Pickathon Independent Music Festival is known as an event musicians love to attend as much as fans. So what's on their turntables, tape decks and iPods this summer? We took advantage of the proliferation of artists at the Pendarvis farm to ask a range of musicians about what sounds are turning them on.
NW Life | local | Arts | EntertainmentOPB | July 3, 2015 12:47 p.m. | Portland
State of Wonder spoke with Portland writer Lidia Yuknavitch about her new novel, “The Small Backs of Children,” which publishes July 7. She has a reading at Powell's July 8.
NW Life | local | Arts | State of WonderOPB | July 4, 2015 noon
It's a patriotic explosion of arts this weekend: Portlander Dave Depper on joining Death Cab for Cutie, the news that mandolinist Chris Thile might take over for Garrison Keillor, a new modern curator at the art museum, Lidia Yuknavitch's new book, Other Lives' opbmusic session and more!
The High Priest of New Orleans music talks about his life and songs.
With just his dog at his side and Facebook at his fingertips, solitary artist John Simpkins carves out productive time in one of Oregon's most remote landscapes.