Meet Our Staff

April Baer

Host, State of Wonder

April Baer hosts the weekly arts show, State of Wonder, for OPB, covering how art is made and consumed. Prior to this assignment, she worked as a reporter and was the local host of Morning Edition. 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 BA in Communications from Ohio State. April grew up in the Midwest and now lives in Portland.

Sarah Jane Rothenfluch

Executive Producer, Think Out Loud & State of Wonder

Sarah Jane Rothenfluch is the executive producer of Think Out Loud and State of Wonder. She moved to Portland from San Diego where she worked for the NPR/PBS affiliate, KPBS. During her three years there she worked as the station's special projects producer and as the senior producer of their 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.

Jeffrey Sprague

Jeffrey Sprague is an intern/producer for State of Wonder. He comes to OPB after having managed the design and production of Oprah Winfrey's official website Oprah.com. Since moving to Oregon he's been an educator and technologist with the Art Institute of Portland and Oregon Episcopal School. His connection to radio began as a co-founder of WXJM, the student run radio station at James Madison University in Virginia, where he graduated with a degree in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences.

About the Host

April Baer hosts OPB's State of Wonder. You can reach her at: abaer@opb.org

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Portland, Oregon 97219-3099
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