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.
Arts | Entertainment | local | NW Life | State of WonderOPB | Oct. 21, 2017 noon
"State of Wonder" broadcasts live from the little fest that can in La Grande, where filmmakers from around the country share their work and learn to throw hatchets.
Entertainment | NW Life | Arts | Music | local | Books | State of WonderOPB | Oct. 14, 2017 noon
This week on "State of Wonder," the Pulitzer-winning author, live sessions with Wild Ones and Holiday Friends, designing for justice at Bend Design and more.
A search committee has spent the last eight months laying groundwork to replace Portland’s top arts administrator. The conversation has been heavily seasoned with calls for change.
Arts | News | local | State of WonderOPB | Oct. 6, 2017 6:32 p.m. | Portland
RACC Board chair Mike Golub and search committee chair Steve Rosenbaum talk about their priorities.
Arts | local | Books | State of WonderOPB | Oct. 6, 2017 5:23 p.m.
In poems and essays, the southeast Portland literary stars explore histories at all levels.
Entertainment | NW Life | Arts | Music | local | Books | State of WonderOPB | Oct. 7, 2017 noon
This week on "State of Wonder," we talk Sleater-Kinney and "Portlandia" with Carrie Brownstein, get a preview of the Bend Film Fest, paint some eyeballs with ocularist Fred Harwin and more.
In Portland Center Stage’s 30th season, Coleman is directing four shows. Box office success, he says, is the key to the theater’s artistic freedom.
Arts | Music | Entertainment | local | NW Life | State of WonderOPB | Sept. 30, 2017 noon
This week on "State of Wonder," the writer behind "Angels in America" on writing for today, the head of Portland Center Stage on the hit musical "Fun Home" and more.
The Pulitzer-winning playwright talks about upcoming projects and comparing today’s political turmoil with the era that inspired “Angels In America.”
Entertainment | NW Life | Arts | Music | local | Books | State of WonderOPB | Sept. 23, 2017 noon
On 'State of Wonder,' live sessions with Sidewalk Chalk and star-studded Filthy Friends, Rene Denfeld on how her work as a private investigator inspired her book, Artist Rep shakes up the theater season and more.
A decision from the Oregon Supreme Court has saved Portland’s Arts Education and Access fund — at least for the moment. Can it survive its own structural flaws?
One of Oregon's most formidable contemporary artists shows new work, including two huge, evocative textile constructions.
Arts | Music | Entertainment | local | NW Life | State of WonderOPB | Sept. 16, 2017 noon | Portland
This week on "State of Wonder," Portland gets its first shoe festival, the Coast gets a big new music festival with Stackstock, Deer Tick gets a new acoustic sound and more.
Arts | Music | Entertainment | local | NW Life | State of WonderOPB | Sept. 9, 2017 noon
This week on 'State of Wonder,' we talk Twitter and Copland with George Takei, hear about the must-see shows at the Time-Based Art Festival, and celebrate James Baldwin with Stew and the Negro Problem.