Aaron Henkin | WYPR

Aaron Henkin

Producer of "Out of the Blocks" and Director of New Local Programming

Aaron creates and produces original radio programs for WYPR. His current project is the neighborhood documentary series, Out of the Blocks.  His past work includes the long-running weekly cultural program, The Signal, and the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings series, Tapestry of the Times.  Aaron's stories have aired nationally on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, PRI’s Studio 360, & The World.

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As The Signal celebrates ten years on the air at WYPR, these are some all-time favorite stories from over the past decade...

A preview of the 3rd annual Baltimore Folk Festival; Jason Tinney shares from his collection of short fiction,  “Ripple Meets the Deep”; Eric Hansen discusses his young adult book, “The Epic of Clair; and Andrew Reiner tells a story of ‘in-state culture shock.’

O’s super-fan Ira Gewanter brings David Simon, Laura Lippman, Milton Kent, and Rafael Alvarez together to bask in the glow of the Orioles; a visit with Robert Marbury, author of Taxidermy Art; Elaine Eff talks about her book, The Painted Screens of Baltimore; and a preview of EMP Collective’s, The Potatoes of August.

Ira Gewanter is an Orioles fan - and an observant Jew - and he confesses what happens when loyalties collide; Jen Michalski talks about her short story collection, From Here; Judah Adashi previews Peabody’s upcoming Faculty Recital Series; a preview of Gardner McKay’s Sea Marks at Performance Workshop Theatre; and a Mobtown Studios B-Side Session with the rock band DRGN King

A radio profile of AmeriCorps service members at work around Maryland; a talk with Dan Fesperman about his drone-warfare novel, Unmanned; and a conversation with Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg

The Out of the Blocks series showcases the Station North neighborhood in its own words; fans remember Orioles center-fielder Paul Blair; and combat veteran Karin Rodney-Haapala confronts her PTSD with the help of her camera

A radio adaptation of Ron Tanner’s short story, “Rosemary’s Rabbit”; Elissa Brent Weissman’s book, Nerd Camp 2.0; and a visit with the Free State Theatre Organ Society

Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward remembers his years as a heavy metal trailblazer; Heather Rounds discusses her novel, “There”; and David Smooke plays a little piano

Lalita Noronha's Her Skin Phyllo-thin; Katherine Cottle’s I Remain Yours; and Lauren Francis Sharma's Til the Well Runs Dry

M L Doyle’s military mystery novel, Charm City old-time band The Manly Deeds, and Evodie Ngoy’s documentary film about young refugees in Baltimore

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