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
2:59 pm
Thu August 6, 2015

The Secrets of the Greaser Hotel, The Dignity of Work, and Girl Problem Records

Author Jonathon Scott Fuqua takes us inside his book, The Secrets of the Greaser Hotel; a look at the photo book, Bodine’s Industry: The Dignity of Work; 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
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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The Signal
2:46 pm
Thu July 30, 2015

Bubu King Janka Nabay, Danielle Ariano’s “Getting over the Rainbow,” and Charm City Blues

Janka Nabay at the WYPR studios

The roller-coaster music career of Janka Nabay; Danielle Ariano, author of the memoir, Getting Over the Rainbow, on coming out to her family; and Matt Stockwell shows off his original tabletop game, Charm City Blues

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The Signal
2:19 pm
Thu July 23, 2015

AmeriCorps at 20, When Night Unravels, and Illustrator David Plunkert

AmeriCorps members onsite at the Bea Gaddy Family Center in Baltimore

A radio profile of AmeriCorps service members at work around Maryland; music and conversation with ukulele songstress Victoria Vox; and artist David Plunkert takes us inside his job as a professional illustrator

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The Signal
2:02 pm
Thu July 16, 2015

Unlocking a Musical Mind, Letitia VanSant’s “Parts & Labor,” and Jason Tinney’s “Ripple Meets the De

musician James Burrows

James Burrows and Max Bent have created a catalogue of songs that offer insights into an autistic mind; music and conversation with Letitia VanSant; and Jason Tinney shares from his collection of short fiction,  “Ripple Meets the Deep”

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