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Aaron Scott


Aaron Scott is a producer/reporter for the weekly arts radio show "State of Wonder" at Oregon Public Broadcasting, where his stories have won a Gracie Award for Best Soft News Feature, an Edward R. Murrow Award for Use of Sound, and an APTRA Mark Twain Award for Best News Writing.
 
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," NPR and Out Magazine. Aaron has master's degrees in journalism and science writing from Columbia University and a degree in religious studies from Grinnell College, and he spent a number of polyphonic years directing publicity for the band Pink Martini.

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Recent Articles

Politics | NW Life | Communities | History | local | Music | Entertainment | Arts | State of Wonder

Remembering Vera Katz | Best Music Of 2017 | Minor White | Explode Into Colors

This week on "State of Wonder," we discuss the legacy of former mayor and arts booster Vera Katz, the best music of 2017, and get a glimpse into Portland's past through the photos of Minor White.

NW Life | local | Arts | News | State of Wonder

City Council Approves Portland Art Museum Expansion

The council voted to let the museum build the Rothko Pavilion across the plaza between its buildings, and expanded the hours the public can pass through.

NW Life | Books | Arts | Music | Entertainment | local | State of Wonder

Todd Haynes on 'Wonderstruck' | Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah | Phoebe Bridgers

This week on "State of Wonder," we talk to Todd Haynes about his newest film, "Wonderstruck," and the fall of Harvey Weinstein; we explore Christian Scott aTunde Adjua's groundbreaking contemporary jazz; and discover the story of a painting that saved a family's lives during the Holocaust.

NW Life | local | Arts | News | State of Wonder

Portland Art Museum Adapts Expansion Plan To Win Over Critics

The museum's plan to make its buildings more accessible with the Rothko Pavilion ran up against criticism that it would make the city less accessible. Now it's back to City Hall with a revised plan.

local | Entertainment | Arts | NW Life | State of Wonder

10 Oregon-Made Podcasts You Have To Hear

This week on "State of Wonder," we chat with some of our favorite producers — from comic books to outdoor adventure to comedy — on the eve of the first Portland Podcast Festival.

local | Books | Arts | NW Life | State of Wonder

Celebrating Brian Doyle's Big, Bold Oregon Legacy

This week on 'State of Wonder,' some of the Northwest's most prominent writers come together to share stories and memories of the man the "New Yorker" called "the Portland sage."

local | Books | Arts | NW Life | State of Wonder

Live At Wordstock: Chuck Klosterman | Hannah Tinti | Katie Kitamura

This week on "State of Wonder," culture writer Chuck Klosterman pulls back the curtain on celebrity profiles and two ace authors discuss their thrilling new novels.

Entertainment | Arts | State of Wonder

Live at Wordstock: 'Welcome to Night Vale' | Morgan Parker & Tommy Pico

'State of Wonder' broadcasts live from Portland's Book Festival with the creators from the 'Welcome to Night Vale', plus two electric poets.

local | Science | Books | Arts | NW Life | State of Wonder

Poetry And Science Collide In The Work Of Samiya Bashir

The Portland poet explores how principles like Black Body Theory and Planck's Constant impact the real world, from a taxi cab ride to gun violence and Groucho Marx.

local | NW Life | Books | Arts | Entertainment | State of Wonder

Wayne Coyne | Samiya Bashir | Taneka Stotts | An LA Riff On Medea

This week on "State of Wonder," an art installation from the Pied Piper of post-modern rock, new voices and new practices in comics, and gorgeous poems influenced by science.

local | NW Life | Books | Arts | Entertainment | State of Wonder

George Saunders | Scary Movies | Jessica Jackson Hutchins

"State of Wonder" conjures up haunted treats with scary movie recommendations, the myth of a mysterious Portland video game and a novel about ghosts and Abraham Lincoln by one of the greatest living authors.

local | Entertainment | Arts | NW Life | State of Wonder

Eastern Oregon Film Fest, Where Small Town Meets Big Movies

"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.

NW Life | Business | local | Arts | State of Wonder

Portland’s Hollywood Theatre Succeeds In Fundraising To Buy Movie Madness

The beloved Portland video store is going to get a sequel as a nonprofit, thanks to a $250,000 Kickstarter campaign.

Fish & Wildlife | Environment | Flora and Fauna | NW Life | Science | local | Oregon Field Guide

Oregon Scientist Hunts For New Species In One Man’s Backyard

You don’t have to delve into the densest rainforest or the deepest ocean trench to discover new species. Chris Marshall finds them in the most familiar places.

NW Life | Books | Arts | Music | Entertainment | local | State of Wonder

Michael Chabon | Hollywood Theatre To Save Movie Madness? | Wild Ones | Jim Pepper

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.

NW Life | Music | Election | local | Arts | Sessions

Wild Ones Perform At OPB

The Portland band joins us to play from their new recording, "Mirror Touch."

News | NW Life | History | Business | Arts | local

Movie Madness To Close? Not If The Hollywood Theatre Can Save It

The nonprofit cinema is launching a campaign to buy one of Portland’s last remaining video stores — and one of the country's largest film collections.

NW Life | Books | Arts | Music | Entertainment | local | State of Wonder

Carrie Brownstein | Bend Film Fest | Jackpot Records

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.

local | Music | Entertainment | Arts | NW Life | State of Wonder

Tony Kushner | Fun Home At PCS | Joan Shelley | Arvie Smith

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.

local | Entertainment | Arts | NW Life

Artists Rep Abandons Typical Theater Formula With Provocative Season

The Portland company has abandoned the classic plays and big musicals for cutting-edge, provocative, dangerous productions this season, despite the financial risks.