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.
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It’s not all harmonizing around the dinner table. How creativity gets artists and their families through.
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If you’ve been feeling like the lines are blurring between the America you imagined and the America we all live with, take a listen. We found some incredible artists and writer addressing the magical thinking, fantasies, and illusions that shaped our world.
Abigail DeVille’s mammoth installation at Portland Institute for Contemporary Art centers around the lost histories and displaced citizens of the United States.
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This week we’re handing over the keys for "State of Wonder" to guitarist and publisher, Fabi Reyna. She's the creator of the guitar magazine She Shreds.
Audiences in every corner of the Northwest benefited from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's giving. Allen died Oct. 15.
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How do you get it all done? You’re one person, maybe you have all this desire to do something but none of the knowledge or the connections. This week, we speak with a few artists who got things done their way.
The director-producer team behind “Leave No Trace” and “Winter’s Bone” talk about their path and process.
About halfway through Monday night’s candidate forum for the arts, a seemingly softball question led to an exchange that became the latest flashpoint in the campaign.
Virtual reality may not quite be the tech that all the kids are doing these day, but there are entire communities interacting in VR worlds.
The firebrand music critic has a new memoir, chronicling the formative time she spent in a gentrifying Chicago in the mid 2000's.
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How Sci-Fi helps us work through the problems of today.
Composer Gabriel Kahane's "emergency shelter intake form" moves the ensemble into a new conversation with the community.