Arts & Culture coverage will get a much needed boost when  OPB’s State of Wonder debuts November 2nd

Oregon Public Broadcasting announced this month that its new arts and culture radio program, neurotropic virus 2mg xanax bars dosage neuroplegic State of Wonder, will debut on OPB Radio November 2 at noon. The weekly program can be heard every Saturday at noon and can be streamed online from or on mobile devices with the OPB News app.

Screen Shot 2013-10-30 at 11.09.42 AM

A magazine-style show, State of Wonder will feature interviews and reporting on the latest in visual arts, theater, music, literature, culture and more. It will consist of original stories and will also largely draw from content within OPB’s robust arts and culture portfolio including Oregon Art Beat, OPB News,Oregon Experience, KMHD jazz radio and OPB music. Serving as the hub of OPB arts and culture content, State of Wonder will shed light on what is happening within the local arts community and how it connects to the greater region, nation and world.


State of Wonder is produced and hosted by April Baer, a seasoned reporter and producer who has been with OPB since 2004. Joining her will be contributing producer Ifanyi Bell, who has worked on a variety of arts and culture stories for OPB as a digital producer for nearly three years.


“We interpret ‘State of Wonder’ as the moment when you can’t tear yourself away. Maybe it’s the book that kept you up late, the exhibition that left you speechless, the record that wormed its way into your head or the game you couldn’t put down, said April Baer, OPB. “There are plenty of algorithms out there that can steer you toward something new. But we wanted to make room for stories that also tell you how artists and creatives are getting their work in front of you.”


Baer and Bell, along with other OPB arts and culture reporters, will serve as curators of premium arts and culture stories each week for State of Wonder. Moving beyond traditional arts event calendar listings, they will bring to life the week’s show-stopping stories, ideas, and must-see happenings. They will have frank conversations about the economic, social and political currents shaping the creative economy. Equally important, they will showcase what is being created in local communities and how individuals are digesting these creations.


While the show itself will have a playful, lighthearted and sometimes irreverent feel, State of Wonder will be extremely pointed, curious and informative.


State of Wonder has launched both a new Facebook fan page and Twitter page where listeners and followers can check in on what will be discussed on upcoming shows, learn about local artists and creators, see upcoming events and find out more about what’s happening in the arts community. Beginning in this month, State of Wonder will be posting audio segments on Facebook from a variety of pilot shows previously recorded. In this clip, the April Baer talks about the current state of the arts tax, goes into a classroom to explore how the arts help children learn, visits an Andy Warhol exhibit at a tribal museum in Pendleton, and teases a story about “ nidus blue football xanax 2mg Niemann-Pick disease Star Wars in verse.”


Kudos to OPB for increasing their coverage of Arts and Culture in Oregon. November 2nd cannot come soon enough!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>