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
1:57 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

The Underground Railroad Immersion Experience, and "A Complicated Legacy"

Historian Anthony Cohen in his back yard, with a replica slave collar

Historian Anthony Cohen brings the ‘living history’ model to the Underground Railroad; and novelist Robert Stucky talks about A Complicated Legacy, the story of a Southern plantation owner’s effort to emancipate his slaves, who were also his family.  

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The Signal
12:58 pm
Thu June 25, 2015

Life after Russian Roulette; The Flying Eyes in South America; and Prince’s Rally for Peace Concert

Former undercover narcotics officer Michael B Kaminski talks about the moral perils of his career;  a radio postcard from Baltimore rock band, The Flying Eyes; and an essay from Marion Winik about Prince’s Rally For Peace concert in Baltimore.

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The Signal
12:36 pm
Thu June 18, 2015

One Child for Another, Ad Hoc Fiasco, and Charm City Fringe

Nancy Murray’s adoption memoir, One Child for Another; the Ad Hoc Fiasco at the Wyman park Dell; and a ‘farmer’s market for the arts’ at Charm City Fringe

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The Signal
11:23 am
Fri June 12, 2015

Wendell Holmes & Brooks Long (June 2015)

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.

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The Signal
12:19 pm
Fri June 5, 2015

In Praise of Coffee

Tebabu and Sara host a coffee ceremony at their home in Takoma Park (photo credit: Edwin Remsberg)

A cross-cultural coffee tour through Maryland, from an Ethiopian coffee roasting ceremony in Takoma Park, to the cafes of Greektown, to a gourmet coffee enterprise in Annapolis

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