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.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday in favor of an Asian-American band from Portland, The Slants, in a trademark dispute with the federal Patent and Trademark Office. The ruling ends an eight-year legal battle.
The Portland trumpeter's legacy was clouded in his final few months of life by sex abuse charges.
While the two cities share creative DNA and a serious housing crisis, artists and fire officials differ on lessons learned.
Arts | Books | State of WonderOPB | June 17, 2017 9:45 a.m.
Kurt Busiek's new fantasy comic book, "Autumnlands," imagines a future world ruled by magic-wielding anthropomorphized animals.
Arts | Books | Entertainment | local | Music | NW Life | State of WonderOPB | June 17, 2017 noon
This week on “State of Wonder,” shake off your June gloom with the magical animals of "Autumnlands," the music of Animal Eyes, the drag art of Kaj-Anne Pepper and all that jazz at new music joint Jack London Revue.
Arts | NW Life | local | Education | State of WonderOPB | June 9, 2017 4:50 p.m. | Portland
Schnitzer is giving $5 million to the fundraising campaign for Portland State University’s new art museum. This means, within the next few years, four regional academic museums will bear his name.
Arts | local | NW Life | State of WonderOPB | June 9, 2017 2:06 p.m. | Portland
The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education will reopen its doors with the towering tapestries of Grisha Bruskin and an exhibit chronicling the state's history of discrimination.
Arts | local | NW Life | Music | State of WonderOPB | June 10, 2017 noon
New beginnings are afloat: the re-opening of the Oregon Jewish Museum, a Jordan Schnitzer-backed PSU art museum and the spellbinding writing of Lidia Yuknavitch.
Arts | local | NW Life | State of WonderOPB | June 3, 2017 noon
This week on "State of Wonder," we hear MAX attack survivor Micah Fletcher's poetry and remember the brilliant work of Oregon author Brian Doyle.
Narratives about city unrest take on new context after weekend stabbings.
Arts | Books | Entertainment | local | Music | NW Life | Education | State of WonderOPB | May 27, 2017 noon
This week on "State of Wonder," we bring your wildest dreams to life with a healthy dose of Wonder Woman, a new education project using augmented reality, and the surprisingly sweet story behind "The Simpsons" Krusty the Clown.
Nearing the end of a second acclaimed run with Wonder Woman, Greg Rucka talks Amazon theory and relishes getting back to his creator-owned series.
Portland producer runs afoul of the estate of Playwright Edward Albee over race and artists’ rights.
Arts | NW Life | local | Books | State of WonderOPB | May 13, 2017 10:08 a.m.
The prolific author of "High Crimes" talks about "Heartthrob", his favorite writing spot, and why the Invisible Man is the most interesting movie monster.