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.
NW Life | local | Environment | Entertainment | Arts | State of WonderOPB | April 29, 2017 noon | Portland
This week on "State of Wonder," we dive into the bubbling cauldron of Portland design. From streetwear to downtown Portland to sporting goods to candy, everything's on the drawing board.
Books | NW Life | local | Arts | State of WonderOPB | April 22, 2017 noon
In our Oregon Book Awards special, we dig into the stories of five authors nominated in the nonfiction category: including the fantastical and dangerous love story of two journalists during WWII.
Books | NW Life | local | Arts | State of WonderOPB | April 19, 2017 10:17 a.m.
It’s easy to imagine writers as solitary dreamers, spending hours writing up stories alone. But lots of great writers share their best work with trusted friends.
Books | Food | NW Life | Entertainment | Arts | Music | State of WonderOPB | April 15, 2017 noon
This week's "State of Wonder" has great art, great soul and great authors, all wrapped up in phyllo dough and covered in honey.
NW Life | local | Arts | State of WonderOPB | April 14, 2017 2:29 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington
Anchor gallery for the downtown Vancouver cultural scene will hold its last show in May.
NW Life | local | Entertainment | Music | Arts | State of Wonder
Elliott Smith's 'Either/Or' At 20 | Slim Moon | Larry Crane | Sean Croghan | Luz Elena Mendoza | Matt Drenik | The Secret Sea | Catherine FeenyOPB | April 8, 2017 noon
Friends and colleagues of Elliott Smith look back at seminal songs that continue to inspire fans around the world.
Back in 1996, Larry Crane recorded the vocals for Elliott Smith's "Pictures of Me" because Smith's personal console was broken. Twenty years later, Crane remembers his legacy.
Music | Entertainment | Arts | Sessionsopbmusic | April 5, 2017 9:56 a.m.
Friends and colleagues look back at seminal songs that continue to inspire fans around the world.
Principal dancer Danielle Tolmie suits up as the vivacious, domineering Snow Queen in the Eugene Ballet production.
The Eugene Opera will hire a resident executive director to replace Mark Beudert.
NW Life | local | Entertainment | Music | Arts | 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.
local | NW Life | Entertainment | Technology | Arts | 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.