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. 

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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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The Signal
11:43 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Dario Robleto at the BMA, Geo Poe, and Being a Woman Surgeon

Dario Robleto talks with Aaron Henkin at his exhibition, "Setlists for a Setting Sun"

Dario Robleto tours us through his exhibition, Set-lists for a Setting Sun; Gregg Wilhelm and Patrick Tandy discuss the zine, Geo Poe; and Drs. Preeti John, Adriana Laser, and Martha Zeiger share their experiences as women surgeons.

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The Signal
1:18 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Road Dogs; Heriosm of Different Stripes; Extra Alive

Rockers Lazlo Lee & Elias Schutzman at the WYPR studios

Transcontinental touring musicians (with day jobs) Elias Schutzman and Lazlo Lee; stories of heroism from Lisa Van Wormer, Rich Blake, and Liz McAlister; and Brooke Johnson's "Extra Alive"

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The Signal
10:55 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Amiri Baraka’s “Slave Ship,” musician Letitia VanSant, and artist Nancy Andrews

Nathan Couser, Rosalind Cauthen, Malcolm Anomnache, and Elaine Foster, of the Arena Players' production of, "Slave Ship"

A visit with Baltimore’s Arena Players, who are reprising Amiri Baraka’s 1969 play, “Slave Ship”; music and conversation with Letitia VanSant; and Nancy Andrews shares how art has helped her to mend her post-operative psyche 

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The Signal
1:30 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Poetry in Medicine, When Night Unravels, and Remembering Joe Challmes

A conversation with poet and neurosurgeon Michael Salcman, editor of the anthology, Poetry in Medicine; music and conversation with ukulele songstress Victoria Vox; and a radio memorial to the late, great storyteller, Joe Challmes.

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The Signal
2:42 pm
Thu February 5, 2015

Paul Rucker’s REWIND, Mobtown Doulas, and Starbux Diary

Paul Rucker

We visit with artist Paul Rucker on the eve of his solo exhibition, REWIND; we meet Mobtown Doulas Carla Paisley and Emily Leffler-Schulman; and Christine Ferrera shares from her Starbux Diary.

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The Signal
5:37 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Stories about 'circulation'

We visit a fitness instructor who specializes in training senior citizens.
We ride the MARC train with a commuter who’s turned his hours on the rails into an album of electronic music.


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The Signal
12:19 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Self-Reflection, Organic Soul Revolution, And Deborah Weiner at The Stoop

False Recollections
Steven Pearson

Steven Pearson's exhibit, Self-Reflection; the live music showcase, Organic Soul Revolution;  Deborah Weiner shares a story at The Stoop

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The Signal
3:43 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Wendell Holmes & Brooks Long

Brooks Long (on left) and Wendell Holmes (photo crediit: Edwin Remsberg)

Gospel blues legend Wendell Holmes and his apprentice, Brooks Long, share stories and songs on this special co-production of The Signal and Maryland Traditions.  More than 40 years separate these two musicians, but the generation gap disappears when they plug in their electric guitars.  Wendell Holmes has made his mark in music history with the long-running group, The Holmes Brothers.

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