Producer, State of Wonder

Aaron Scott


Aaron Scott is a producer/reporter for the weekly arts radio show "State of Wonder" at Oregon Public Broadcasting, where his stories have won a Gracie Award for Best Soft News Feature, an Edward R. Murrow Award for Use of Sound, and an APTRA Mark Twain Award for Best News Writing.
 
Before joining OPB, Aaron was senior editor at Portland Monthly, where he orchestrated the magazine's arts coverage and wrote narrative features. He has filed stories for "Radiolab," "This American Life," NPR and Out Magazine. Aaron has master's degrees in journalism and science writing from Columbia University and a degree in religious studies from Grinnell College, and he spent a number of polyphonic years directing publicity for the band Pink Martini.

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Recent Articles

Entertainment | local | Arts | NW Life | State of Wonder

Eastern Oregon Film Fest, Where Small Town Meets Big Movies

OPB | Oct. 21, 2017 noon

"State of Wonder" broadcasts live from the little fest that can in La Grande, where filmmakers from around the country share their work and learn to throw hatchets.

Business | local | Arts | NW Life | State of Wonder

Portland’s Hollywood Theatre Succeeds In Fundraising To Buy Movie Madness

OPB | Oct. 20, 2017 3:15 p.m.

The beloved Portland video store is going to get a sequel as a nonprofit, thanks to a $250,000 Kickstarter campaign.

Environment | Science | local | NW Life | Fish & Wildlife | Flora and Fauna | Oregon Field Guide

Oregon Scientist Hunts For New Species In One Man’s Backyard

OPB | Oct. 19, 2017 8:30 p.m.

You don’t have to delve into the densest rainforest or the deepest ocean trench to discover new species. Chris Marshall finds them in the most familiar places.

Music | Arts | Books | Entertainment | local | NW Life | State of Wonder

Michael Chabon | Hollywood Theatre To Save Movie Madness? | Wild Ones | Jim Pepper

OPB | Oct. 14, 2017 noon

This week on "State of Wonder," the Pulitzer-winning author, live sessions with Wild Ones and Holiday Friends, designing for justice at Bend Design and more.

local | Election | Arts | Music | NW Life | Sessions

Wild Ones Perform At OPB

opbmusic | Oct. 12, 2017 3:45 p.m.

The Portland band joins us to play from their new recording, "Mirror Touch."

History | local | News | Business | Arts | NW Life

Movie Madness To Close? Not If The Hollywood Theatre Can Save It

OPB | Oct. 11, 2017 6:45 a.m. | Portland

The nonprofit cinema is launching a campaign to buy one of Portland’s last remaining video stores — and one of the country's largest film collections.

Music | Arts | Books | Entertainment | local | NW Life | State of Wonder

Carrie Brownstein | Bend Film Fest | Jackpot Records

OPB | Oct. 7, 2017 noon

This week on "State of Wonder," we talk Sleater-Kinney and "Portlandia" with Carrie Brownstein, get a preview of the Bend Film Fest, paint some eyeballs with ocularist Fred Harwin and more.

Entertainment | local | Arts | Music | NW Life | State of Wonder

Tony Kushner | Fun Home At PCS | Joan Shelley | Arvie Smith

OPB | Sept. 30, 2017 noon

This week on "State of Wonder," the writer behind "Angels in America" on writing for today, the head of Portland Center Stage on the hit musical "Fun Home" and more.

Entertainment | local | Arts | NW Life

Artists Rep Abandons Typical Theater Formula With Provocative Season

OPB | Sept. 22, 2017 12:05 p.m.

The Portland company has abandoned the classic plays and big musicals for cutting-edge, provocative, dangerous productions this season, despite the financial risks.

Music | Arts | Books | Entertainment | local | NW Life | State of Wonder

Arts Tax Spared | Filthy Friends | Sidewalk Chalk | Rene Denfeld

OPB | Sept. 23, 2017 noon

On 'State of Wonder,' live sessions with Sidewalk Chalk and star-studded Filthy Friends, Rene Denfeld on how her work as a private investigator inspired her book, Artist Rep shakes up the theater season and more.

local | Arts | NW Life

Making Art For The Masses: The Unsung Master Printer

OPB | Sept. 16, 2017 1:16 p.m.

The master printer at the Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts has worked with some of the Northwest's leading artists to create print editions of their work.

Entertainment | local | Arts | Music | NW Life | State of Wonder

Sneaker Week | Bobbito Garcia | Deer Tick | Ages And Ages

OPB | Sept. 16, 2017 noon | Portland

This week on "State of Wonder," Portland gets its first shoe festival, the Coast gets a big new music festival with Stackstock, Deer Tick gets a new acoustic sound and more.

Entertainment | local | Arts | Music | NW Life | State of Wonder

George Takei | PICA's TBA Festival | Classical Music In The Wild

OPB | Sept. 9, 2017 noon

This week on 'State of Wonder,' we talk Twitter and Copland with George Takei, hear about the must-see shows at the Time-Based Art Festival, and celebrate James Baldwin with Stew and the Negro Problem.

Entertainment | local | Arts | Music | NW Life | State of Wonder

4 Must-See Shows At PICA's Time-Based Art Festival

OPB | Sept. 8, 2017 2:26 p.m. | Portland

Outgoing artistic director Angela Mattox picks five shows and reflects on the global festival, plus we talk with Stew of the band the Negro Problem about keeping Portland real.

Entertainment | local | Arts | Books | NW Life | State of Wonder

Rose City Comic Con Preview: Wonder Woman | Luke Cage | Shutter | Autumnlands

OPB | Sept. 2, 2017 noon

This week, "State of Wonder" meets some of the local creators behind the leading comic books as they gear up for Portland's biggest comic convention, where Weird Al Yankovic rubs shoulders with 100 Harley Quinns.

local | Arts | Books | State of Wonder

Summer Deep-Dives: Tin House Flash Fiction | case/lang/veirs

OPB | Aug. 26, 2017 noon

This week on "State of Wonder," we listen back to a studio session with a dream team of songwriters: k.d. lang, Neko Case and Laura Veirs. Plus, the flash-fiction contest to end all flash-fiction contests: Plotto.

Arts | State of Wonder

Eclipse Of The Arts: 'State Of Wonder' Travels The Path Of Totality

OPB | Aug. 19, 2017 noon

This week State of Wonder travels across the solar eclipse's path of totality, from Newport to the Ochoco Mountains, for a once-in-a-lifetime cosmic journey.

Science | local | News | Arts | NW Life | Entertainment | Economy | OPB's Coverage Of The Oregon Solar Eclipse 2017

Eclipse Of The Arts: 'State Of Wonder' Travels The Path Of Totality

OPB | Aug. 14, 2017 4:30 p.m. | Oregon

"State of Wonder" is traveling across the solar eclipse's path of totality, from Newport to the Ochoco National Forest and many places in-between. Follow the team on this once in a lifetime artistic and cosmic journey.  

Entertainment | local | Arts | Music | NW Life

Oregon Eclipse Festival Pairs Glitter And Heavy Machinery

OPB | Aug. 12, 2017 11:41 a.m. | Big Summit Prairie, Oregon

This week, 30,000 people from around the world will head to the remote Ochoco Mountains to enjoy a mammoth festival filled with 400 musical acts and dozens of workshops, speakers and artists.

Music | Arts | Books | Entertainment | local | NW Life | State of Wonder

Oregon Eclipse Festival | Eastern Oregon's Music Scene | Robert Michael Pyle

OPB | Aug. 12, 2017 noon

This week on "State of Wonder," Oregon's most audacious eclipse festival, writer Robert Michael Pyle searches for Bigfoot, the descendant of an infamous train robber plays outlaw country and more.


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