The Signal
3:31 pm
Fri July 31, 2015

The last days of The Hour Haus

all photos by Dan Goodrich

At midnight on Thursday, July 30th, 2015, the final amps and drum kits were reluctantly lugged out of Station North's longtime music rehearsal space, The Hour Haus.  After 25 years as a music practice facility and performance venue, the building is being converted to office space.  Audio producer Adam Droneburg and photographer Dan Goodrich spent the past few months chronicling the end of the Hour Haus era, collecting interviews and portraits of the building's final musical residents.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. Jul. 31, 1-2 PM
2:19 pm
Fri July 31, 2015

Former Police Commissioner Leonard Ham

Leonard Hamm was the police commissioner under Mayors Martin O'Malley and Sheila Dixon.

In this second hour of Midday, a conversation with former Baltimore police commissioner, Leonard Hamm. Leonard Hamm was top cop from 2004 through 2007, serving under two mayors, Martin O’Malley and Sheila Dixon. Today we look back on the era of zero-tolerance policing and mass arrests and the violent crime that challenged Hamm while he was commissioner and still challenges police commanders today.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. Jul. 31, 12-1 PM
2:03 pm
Fri July 31, 2015

Midday Friday

Yesterday, Governor Larry Hogan shut down the Baltimore Detention Center.
Credit Loyd Fox/Baltimore Sun

On this edition of Midday Friday, Tara Huffman of the Open Society Institute and producer Melody Simmons joins us to report on the sudden closing of the Baltimore City Jail. Then, Lance Lucas of Digital All Systems on his campaign to reduce Baltimore violence by swapping guns for laptops.

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Humanities Connection
12:06 pm
Fri July 31, 2015

The Shelley-Godwin Archive

The Shelley-Godwin Archive a project of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, is making the handwritten works of four renowned 19th-century British writers accessible in today’s digital age.

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Maryland Morning Podcast
12:00 pm
Fri July 31, 2015

What's Next After City Detention Center Closes; Baltimore's Bluegrass; 98 Rock DJ Turned Hypnotist

Credit Blink Ofanaye // Flickr Creative Commons

The City's Detention Center is set to close, according to Governor Hogan who announced the decision yesterday. We’ll talk about what the closure means for criminal justice reform in the state and for those housed in the jail.

Then, we’ll talk about the rich history of the bluegrass genre here in Baltimore, a city that’s music was influenced by an influx of Appalachians during World Two, as chronicled in a new book by Tim Newby, who’s also brought along a few tunes.

Plus, longtime Baltimore DJ, Matt Davis, is leaving WBAL’s 98 Rock to become a full time hypnotist. We talk to him about his career in radio and moving-on to his peculiar new gig as a hypnotist.