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.
Long-delayed mixed use project to begin; aiming for October move-ins.
Entertainment | Music | local | NW Life | Arts | State of WonderOPB | July 16, 2016 noon
State of Wonder spends the hour exploring how the region's actors, hip-hop artists, writers and others are using art to work through racial justice and the recent shootings.
Portland hip-hop artists Rasheed Jamal and Mic Capes recently came in to the studio to talk about race, music and the current state of equality for people of color.
NW Life | local | Books | Arts | State of WonderOPB | July 9, 2016 noon
State of Wonder travels to the Wallowas for a live show at the annual gathering about writing and the West, with guests Timothy Egan, Erika Wurth, Kim Stafford, Sherwin Bitsui and more.
A wave of awareness has swept over America in the wake of two officer-involved shootings and Thursday’s sniper attacks in Dallas, with a national conversation deepening over race, force and accountability.
Science | local | Nation | Business | Environment | Economy | News | Portland's Toxic Air ProblemOPB | July 5, 2016 11:53 p.m. | Portland OR
While the state Department of Environmental Quality is working out a permanent system of rules, there’s still a long list of people with unanswered questions about the art glass business and human health.
Entertainment | NW Life | Books | Arts | Science | State of WonderOPB | July 2, 2016 noon
This week on State of Wonder, we hear about artists who have been displaced from the Troy Laundry building, why OHSU neuroscientist Larry Sherman thinks every brain needs music, what Sherman Alexie's inspiration was for his new book and more.
local | News | State of WonderOPB | July 1, 2016 7:45 p.m.
New multi-unit apartment buildings are popping up all over Portland at a breakneck pace. Turns out, they are not all created equal.
Music | Arts | State of WonderOPB | June 25, 2016 noon
This week on State of Wonder, we crank up the volume on the summer's hottest shows, including the first live studio performance by k.d. lang, Neko Case and Laura Veirs, plus M. Ward, Blind Pilot, Joseph and more.
Listen to our interview with the songwriting supergroup case/lang/veirs and watch the entire concert recorded in the OPB studios in front of a studio audience.
Entertainment | NW Life | Music | Books | Arts | State of WonderOPB | June 18, 2016 noon
This week on State of Wonder, Peter Sagal takes us behind the scenes on "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me," writer Mary Roach talks maggots and penis transplants, author Lindsey West takes on the Internet trolls, and a Portland-based distributor leaves hundreds of music labels in the lurch.
Peter Sagal and the team from "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me" return to Portland June 23–24.
Several hundred small music labels and recording artists around the world are faced with buying their own music back from a Portland distributor.
local | NW Life | Arts | News | State of WonderOPB | June 11, 2016 10 a.m. | Bend, Oregon
A collaboration between two seemingly different makers — Allan McCollum and Delia Paine — bears exponential fruit at the High Desert Museum in Bend.
Entertainment | Music | NW Life | Arts | State of WonderOPB | June 11, 2016 noon
This week on State of Wonder, we check out Portland’s most welcoming new comic book shop, jam to the Summer Cannibals, continue our conversation with Brad Cloepfil on the state of Portland architecture and more.
DEQ's Keith Johnson lays out what the agreement will and won't do for Bullseye's production.