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
Former Executive Editor, News
Sarah Jane Rothenfluch was 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."