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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.
Tricia Hoffman of Newspace Center for Photography reviews Andres' show of luscious, evocative images.
News | local | Arts | NW Life | Entertainment | Music | State of WonderOPB | April 30, 2016 noon
This week on State of Wonder, Maurice Sendak goes to the opera, Radiation City brings us their retro-tinged indie pop, photographer Holly Andres captures darkness and light and more.
Fiscal problems drove a rift between Arts Central executive director Cate O'Hagan and her board. Now the Bend-based organization is scrambling figure out what's next —and keep donors.
This week, State of Wonder is all about the arts news, from the protests at PNCA to the passing of the Purple One.
Justices asked to decide whether a reclaimed slur can receive trademark status.
A 20-year veteran in Central Oregon arts advocacy is leaving, with little explanation.
Staff and students confronted the Pacific Northwest College of Art administration about faculty ratios, tuition costs and more.
Inspired by his Native American heritage, the artist created boldly colorful and idiosyncratic paintings, prints and sculpture that hang at institutions around the country.
Hear the Dandy Warhol's new record early at a dive bar near you; get moved by BodyVox's big collaboration with A-list non-dancers; tune in to an opbmusic session with the Thermals; meet Oregon's new poet laureate and more.
Former Portland planning director, now in the Bay Area, lights up the challenges facing both cities.
A collective of queer-identified Latina artists create a podcast to dig into identity, artistic process and community.
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Esperanza Spalding, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Artists Rep And Sharon Olds Rock Our Rhythm This WeekOPB | March 19, 2016 9 a.m.
We check out an explosive set by Thao & the Get Down Stay Down — and an explosive show at Artists Rep. Plus, libraries that check out 3-D printers, Portland writer Margaret Malone's PEN nomination, a Bullseye update and more.