Aaron Henkin

Host, The Signal, Sr. Producer & Cultural Features Reporter

Aaron Henkin is a co-creator and producer of “The Signal” on WYPR.  His work has aired nationally on NPR’s “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered,” PRI’s “Studio 360” and “The World,” and APM’s “The Story.”  Aaron is also the creator, producer and host of the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings radio series, “Tapestry of the Times.”

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The Signal
4:30 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Three Generations of Griots

Baba Baile McKnight, Cheick Hamala Diabate, and Amadou Kouyate (photo credit: Shane Carpenter)

The legacy of the griot in America, through the lenses of three generations...

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The Signal
3:49 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

'Til the Well Runs Dry, Interweaving Traditions, Drop Electric B Side, and Greg Abel at The Stoop

Lauren Francis Sharma's novel, Til the Well Runs Dry, Interweaving Traditions:  Bookbinding across Cultures, Drop Electric's Mobtown Studios B Side Session, and Greg Abel at The Stoop...

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The Signal
4:07 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Toy Piano, Anne Thomas, Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald, and “Charlotte”

David Smooke at his home, tickling the (mini) ivories

Toy piano composer David Smooke, Anne Thomas at The Stoop, “An Evening with Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald,” and the short film “Charlotte”

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The Signal
3:44 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Baltimore banjo history, Understanding Joy, The Rucksack, The Memo, and Sabatinos' Peachy Dixon

Banjo historians Pete Ross, Bob Winans, and Greg Adams, with a collection of mid-nineteenth-century banjos

A look at the twisted history of the banjo, a documentary about problem gambling, an ode to an Iraq War veteran’s rucksack, Single Carrot’s production of Vaclav Havel’s “The Memo,” and a Stoop story from Sabatino’s waitress Peachy Dixon

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The Signal
3:51 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Kinobe, "It Can Be Solved by Walking," and "Needs"

Ugandan musician Kinobe, Jennifer Wallace’s It Can Be Solved by Walking, and Clarence Brown’s Needs 

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The Signal
4:09 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Bosley, Spare Rooms, and Megillat Esther

soul singer Bosley Brown, the movie Spare Rooms, and the graphic novel, Megillat Esther...

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The Signal
4:18 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Gather Baltimore, Nancy Heneson, Peals, The Drawing Zoo, and Jim Karantonis at The Stoop

Arthur Gray Morgan, founder of Gather Baltimore

Gather Baltimore, memoirist Nancy Heneson, rock duo Peals, The Drawing Zoo, and Jim Karantonis at The Stoop.

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The Signal
4:23 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Orfeia Vocal Ensemble, Johnny Eck, & The Bumper Jacksons

The members of Orfeia Vocal Ensemble, at the Bulgarian Embassy

Aaron Henkin presents a profile of Orfeia Vocal Ensemble, an unlikely group of American singers who’ve mastered the haunting, dissonant harmonies of traditional Bulgarian music.

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The Signal
3:52 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

The Signal: 1.31.14

Katherine McCord still doesn't know what her dad did in the CIA.

Katherine McCord's My CIA, Jane Elkin's World Class, and Eric D Goodman's Tracks.

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The Signal
4:56 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

The Signal: 1.17.14

MLK Street Projects, Ben Keenes Brewery Tour stop in Baltimore, a Story from the Stoop and more.

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