Producer, Oregon Field Guide
Aaron Scott is a producer/reporter for the outdoor program “Oregon Field Guide,” where he pursues stories that illuminate cutting-edge science and the natural wonders of the world around us. Previously, he produced OPB’s radio arts show, “State of Wonder,” and his cross-platform reporting for OPB, NPR, "Radiolab," and "This American Life," has won Gracie, Murrow, SPJ, and Mark Twain awards.
Before joining OPB, Aaron was a senior editor at “Portland Monthly,” where he orchestrated the magazine's arts coverage and wrote narrative features. He has master's degrees in journalism and science writing from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and a bachelor’s in religious studies from Grinnell College. He split his childhood between the mountains of Colorado and the valleys of Oregon and, prior to journalism, spent a number of polyphonic years directing publicity for the band Pink Martini.
Recreation | Land | local | NW Life
We visit some of the most beautiful and unique places the Northwest's mountains have to offer to stave off your stuck-at-home blues. Ice caves and hanging glaciers? Check. Disappearing lakes and unexplored slot canyons? We've got those, too!
Environment | Fish & Wildlife | NW Life | local | News
The Nature Conservancy opens its nature preserve to hundreds of hunters every year in a controversial program to push large herds of elk off the delicate prairie.
Arts | Recreation | local | Family | Entertainment | NW Life
The biggest model railroad club in the Northwest has hand-built everything from Union Station to Multnomah Falls in meticulous detail — with the occasional whimsical flourish (we see you, Bigfoot).
Volunteers snorkel the entire Salmon River every year to count every single spring chinook salmon in the name of science.
Forestry | Sustainability | Politics | local | Environment | Land | Science | News
The way we dealt with wildfire for much of the 20th century was mostly dead wrong. That, we've known for decades. So why do we keep getting it so wrong when it comes to living with wildfire?
Science | Animals | Agriculture | local | Environment | NW Life | Flora and Fauna
Walla Walla Valley farmers have cultivated some 18 million Northwest native pollinators called alkali bees to help their alfalfa grow. It's one of the most unusual partnerships in agriculture.
For the 50th anniversary of Johnny Cash's “At Folsom Prison,” a Portland band is restaging the concert at prisons across the state. We go with them to Coffee Creek’s women’s facility.
A conversation from Wordstock 2017 dives into Taylor Swift’s savvy, inscrutable taste in leisure wear, and the fate of an NBA fan in a Timbers town.
This week on “State of Wonder,” we say goodbye to producer Aaron Scott, head to an Oregon prison for the 50th anniversary of Johnny Cash's "At Folsom Prison" concert, and more.
Music | Arts | NW Life | local | Entertainment | State of Wonder
This week on "State of Wonder," makers and breakers: abstract iconoclast Mark Rothko's Portland roots, ladies in tech tell what their jobs are really like, plus Sera Cahoone refashions everything.
The international slam poetry champion finds beauty in sorrow in his new collection, "In the Pockets of Small Gods."