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.
Portland band's quest for trademark registration: Is it free speech or an intellectual property matter?
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David Byrne + Portland’s Kelly Pratt | Typhoon’s Kyle Morton | Pander Brothers | Dance Across Cultures & AgesOPB | Jan. 7, 2017 noon
"State of Wonder" will melt your winter blahs down to marshmallowy molten goodness with provocative dance projects, hot new fiction, and music for transformative times — with glitter cannons!
Environment | local | News | NW Life | Arts | Air | Business | Sports | State of WonderOPB | Jan. 7, 2017 11:45 a.m. | Portland
Amid regulatory crackdown on Northwest glass makers, Eric Lovell transfers the business to California-based Oceanside GlassTile.
We listen back to what Ted Wheeler said as a candidate about his arts agenda for Portland, and learn about what design, architecture and planning challenges lie ahead during Wheeler's tenure.
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'State Of Wonder' Year In Review: Can Artists Afford Portland? | Art Glass Apocalypse | Oregon Jewish Museum Takes Craft Museum's HomeOPB | Jan. 7, 2017 noon
OPB's arts and culture show looks back at some of the biggest stories of 2016 and updates them for the new year.
Arts | local | NW Life | History | State of WonderOPB | Dec. 24, 2016 noon
State of Wonder explores the many sides of giving, venturing from PICA to the Portland Japanese Garden to the band living in the house out back, with philanthropist and guest curator Dorie Vollum.
local | Music | NW Life | Arts | Entertainment | Books | State of WonderOPB | Dec. 17, 2016 noon
This week's "State of Wonder" has it all, from operatic strippers to high-design national guard armories to an ever popular '80s duo.
local | Music | NW Life | Arts | Entertainment | Books | State of WonderOPB | Dec. 10, 2016 noon
This week on State of Wonder, winners revealed! "The Master Book of All Plots" yields five hot stories to keep you warm, also author Brian Doyle, Portland's eastward push and jazz albums of the year. zz picks of the year.
A one-act opera based on "Magic Garden: The Memoirs of Viva Las Vegas" explores stage life and family drama.
Portland Commissioner-elect Chloe Eudaly has to divest herself of her long-running independent bookstore. She says it will stay open until January 1.
Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick temporarily renamed the street bordering City Hall in honor of Dylan's literary prize.