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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A redeveloper of affordable housing is taking the reins from Beam Development.
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Oregon playwright’s marathon 5-hour opus immerses audience in Antarctic journey.
The surprise gift may change fortunes of a company in the midst of selling half its headquarters.
TriMet will fund the creation of a permanent work at the Hollywood Transit Station to commemorate the victims of last year's stabbing on a light rail train.
James Mercer shakes up one great Shins album to make another. We also hear from veteran actor Joe Morton of "Scandal" and hear about the epic new 5.5-hour play at Artists Rep.
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A one-woman revolution in fiction and fantasy — and one of Oregon’s literary treasures — author Ursula K. Le Guin has died at age 88.
Portland’s former top arts executive talks about her time at RACC, preserving creative space, her favorite piece of public art, and more.
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This week on "State of Wonder," exclusive sessions with singer-songwriter Josh Ritter and Typhoon, new ideas to preserve Portland arts spaces, musician Laura Veirs branches into podcasting, and more.
Portland leaders are looking for revenue-neutral fixes for gentrification's squeeze on galleries and stages.
The artistic director of Artists Repertory Theatre talks about the recent revelation of an IRS debt and the impending sale of half of the theater.
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This week on "State of Wonder," comedian Maria Bamford on her hit Netflix series, author of the best-selling "Series of Unfortunate Events," and the man who pretty much invented the photography book.
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With two liens against the theater company's iconic building looming, big changes are coming.
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The best-selling author of “Election” and “The Leftovers” tells us what he learned about the social and spiritual dimensions of online porn.
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