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.
local | NW Life | Arts | Books | 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.
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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.
local | Music | NW Life | Arts | Entertainment | 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.
local | Entertainment | Books | Arts | Music | NW Life | State of WonderOPB | Feb. 11, 2017 noon
This week on "State of Wonder," the Portland writer behind Marvel's new Luke Cage series, bedroom singer Shy Girls and soul singer Liz Vice, the Portland International Film Festival, and so much more.
This summer, RACC's executive director will lower the curtain on nearly 30 years with the organization.
Arts | Books | State of WonderOPB | Feb. 6, 2017 7 p.m.
The Portland-based writer will wrap up “Power Man and Iron Fist” and start a “Cage” standalone in May.
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Hollywood Theatre At PDX | Black Film Fest | Arvo Pärt Festival | Immigrant Artists Farooq Hassan And Elizabeth HuffmanOPB | Feb. 4, 2017 noon
This week on "State of Wonder," immerse yourself in a sonic wonderland of Arvo Pärt's music, catch a short film at the airport and hear from local artists about their experience as refugees.
Portland-based artist talks about performing her one-woman show, and the surprising reactions she got from refugees and German citizens.
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Chloe Eudaly | Portland Winter Lights Festival | Designing Album Covers | Tony Furtado | Sallie TisdaleOPB | Jan. 28, 2017 noon
This week on State of Wonder, sear away the S.A.D. with the brightest new arts fest, hear from Portland's newest commissioner and find out what it takes to design iconic album art.
Indie bookseller closes the doors on her long-running business and moves into the fray at Portland City Hall.
Communities | local | NW Life | NewsOPB | Jan. 24, 2017 4:16 p.m. | Portland
Portland Commissioner Chloe Eudaly and Mayor Ted Wheeler have proposed an ordinance that would require landlords to pay to relocate tenants when they face a no-cause eviction.