Meet the Staff
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.
Sarah Jane Rothenfluch
Executive Editor, News
Sarah Jane Rothenfluch is the executive editor of news for Oregon Public Broadcasting and the executive producer of OPB's weekly arts radio show, State of Wonder.
Sarah was a part of OPB's daily talk show, Think Out Loud, including many years as executive producer, from when the show launched in 2008 until early 2015. She moved to Portland from San Diego where she worked for the NPR and PBS affiliate, KPBS. During her three years there, she worked as the station's special projects producer and as the senior producer of the daily show, These Days.
Originally from Canada, Sarah spent a number of years at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as a producer for numerous national shows, including This Morning, Sunday Morning and Richler on Radio. She also spent five years as a television field producer for TVOntario.
Producer, State of Wonder
Aaron Scott is a producer for weekly arts radio show, State of Wonder, at Oregon Public Broadcasting.
Before joining OPB, Aaron was senior editor at Portland Monthly, where he orchestrated the magazine's arts coverage and wrote narrative features. He has filed stories for Radiolab, This American Life, and Out Magazine, and he spent a number of polyphonic years directing publicity for the band Pink Martini.
He won an Excellence in Radio Award from the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association for his Radiolab story about the country's first transgender mayor, in addition to national and regional awards from the Society for Professional Journalists.
Aaron has masters in journalism and science writing from Columbia University and a degree in religious studies from Grinnell College.