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
4:31 pm
Fri May 22, 2015

The Singing & Praying Bands of Maryland

photo credit: Shane Carpenter

Two centuries ago, in the tidewater regions of Maryland, traditional African worship practices merged with the beckoning Christianity of the Methodist Church.  Born of that cultural intersection was a new hybrid of spiritual and musical devotion, a movement that came to be known as The Singing and Praying Bands.  

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The Signal
4:43 pm
Thu May 14, 2015

A mural to remember Freddie Gray, and a historic tour of Hampden

Conversations from the corner of Mount & Presbury Streets, where a new mural memorializes Freddie Gray; and a tour through a historical 19th century mill village in Hampden

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The Signal
11:27 am
Fri May 8, 2015

Music and poetry of protest, the Be More Benefit, and a Mother’s Day story

Words of protest and reflection from Baltimore poets & musicians, a preview of the music and art at the  Be More Benefit, and a grown man gets a sewing lesson from his mother

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The Signal
4:40 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

Maryland Film Fest Preview

  The Maryland Film Festival runs May 6th through May 10th in Baltimore, and we welcome Signal film critic Josh Slates to the program for a preview of the highlights.  

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The Signal
11:01 am
Fri May 1, 2015

The Epicenter of Unrest: Penn North

photo by Wendel Patrick

The 'Out of the Blocks' team of WYPR radio producer Aaron Henkin and electronic musician Wendel Patrick put together this audio-portrait of the neighborhood that’s become the epicenter of civil unrest in Baltimore.  These are the voices of Baltimore City’s Penn North community…

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