The Signal

Friday 7-8 pm and Saturday 3-4 pm

The Signal is a weekly radio magazine produced by WYPR, devoted to exploring Maryland's thriving artistic and cultural scene.  Scroll down for recent episodes of the Signal and click here for episodes that aired before 2014.

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The Signal
11:07 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Favorite Signal stories from ten years on the air

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

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The Signal
4:22 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Baltimore Folk Festival; Ripple Meets the Deep; The Epic of Clair; and In-State Culture Shock

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.’

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The Signal
4:07 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

The Glow of the O’s; Taxidermy artist Robert Marbury; Painted Screens; and the Potatoes of August

O's super-fan Ira Gewanter

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.

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The Signal
4:34 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

The Politics of Tragedy, a conversation with philosopher Jonathan Badger

Jonathan Badger

A conversation with philosopher and musician Jonathan Badger

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The Signal
4:42 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

The Not-Quite-Kosher O’s Fan; Sea Marks; “From Here"; Peabody Faculty Performance; and DRGN King

Ira Gewanter taking a selfie (hopefully not on The Sabbath)

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

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The Signal
2:36 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

AmeriCorps at 20, Dan Fesperman’s “Unmanned,” and Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg

AmeriCorps members onsite at the Bea Gaddy Family Center in Baltimore

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

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The Signal
3:01 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Out of the Blocks, Station North; Remembering Oriole Paul Blair; and a Self-Portrait of PTSD

(clockwise from upper-left) Jason Hoylman, Vander Pearson, Nether, Paula Whaley. Photos by Wendel Patrick

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

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The Signal
3:19 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Rosemary’s Rabbit, Nerd Camp 2.0, and The Free State Theatre Organ Society

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

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The Signal
3:35 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward, Heather Rounds' "There," and toy-piano composer David Smooke

Bill Ward gives Aaron Henkin's drum kit a sound thrashing amidst the artworks and antiques of Annapolis Collection Gallery.

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

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The Signal
4:22 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Lalita Noronha, Katherine Cottle, and Lauren Francis Sharma

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

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