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
4:43 pm
Thu May 14, 2015

A mural to remember Freddie Gray, and a historic tour of Hampden

Conversations from the corner of Mount & Presbury Streets, where a new mural memorializes Freddie Gray; and a tour through a historical 19th century mill village in Hampden

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The Signal
11:27 am
Fri May 8, 2015

Music and poetry of protest, the Be More Benefit, and a Mother’s Day story

Words of protest and reflection from Baltimore poets & musicians, a preview of the music and art at the  Be More Benefit, and a grown man gets a sewing lesson from his mother

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The Signal
4:40 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

Maryland Film Fest Preview

  The Maryland Film Festival runs May 6th through May 10th in Baltimore, and we welcome Signal film critic Josh Slates to the program for a preview of the highlights.  

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The Signal
11:01 am
Fri May 1, 2015

The Epicenter of Unrest: Penn North

photo by Wendel Patrick

The 'Out of the Blocks' team of WYPR radio producer Aaron Henkin and electronic musician Wendel Patrick put together this audio-portrait of the neighborhood that’s become the epicenter of civil unrest in Baltimore.  These are the voices of Baltimore City’s Penn North community…

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The Signal
2:22 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

The Altar of Innocence, Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra, and fiction from Eric D Goodman

A conversation with Ann Bracken about her memoir-in-verse, The Altar of Innocence; Jonathan Jensen of the Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra, and short fiction from Eric D Goodman

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The Signal
5:17 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

Unlocking a Musical Mind, That Should Be a Word, and Girl Problem Records

James Burrows on the mic at Max Bent's home studio

James Burrows and Max Bent have created a catalogue of songs that offer insights into an autistic mind; Lizzie Skurnick previews her book, That Should Be a Word; and we talk Girl Problem Records founder Madi Shapiro and fellow musicians Jane Vincent and Sienna Cureton-Mahoney about carving out a space for female-powered punk rock.

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The Signal
4:18 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Out of the Blocks - Station North, and a Farewell to Mike Beresh

Out of the Blocks - Station North; and remembering Mike Beresh

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The Signal
11:34 pm
Wed April 1, 2015

Charm City Blues, Pop-Up Korea Town, and Aging Gracefully

Game designer Matt Stockwell at the WYPR studios

Matt Stockwell shows off his original tabletop game, Charm City Blues; community artist Aletheia Shin discusses her work with Baltimore’s Korean immigrants; Marion Winik shares her essay, Miracles for Aging Hair and Skin; and Moira Egan reads from her poetry collection, Hot Flash Sonnets.

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The Signal
6:16 pm
Thu March 19, 2015

Doctor Who, To Kill the Other, and Bmore en Español

The TARDIS awaits...

Fans attempt to explain the sci-fi universe of Doctor Who, Danuta Hinc discusses her novel, To Kill the Other, and Monica Lopez-Gonzalez previews the Bmore en Español film festivial

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The Signal
4:34 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

The Politics of Tragedy, a conversation with philosopher Jonathan Badger

Jonathan Badger

A conversation with philosopher and musician Jonathan Badger

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