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The Signal


The Signal is a weekly radio magazine produced by WYPR, devoted to exploring Maryland's thriving artistic and cultural scene. 

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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.

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.

2014 Acrylic and Spray Paint on Panel 48" x 48"
Steven Pearson

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

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.


Signal producer Aaron Henkin and electronic musician Wendel Patrick stay true to form in this second installment of their award-winning audio documentary series, Out of the Blocks.  

The concept:  One hour of radio, one city block, everybody’s story.

Allison Fisher

The bold type and fluorescent images of Baltimore's Globe Poster Company were great advertising for touring bands back in the heyday of R & B. Now, to the creators’ surprise, they're considered works of art. 

A woman tries to deal with a husband who’s somehow been possessed by the soul of Henry David Thoreau. It's a special radio adaptation from the short fiction collection, The Wild Flowers of Baltimore, by Rob Roensch.

Dan Fesperman talks about his book, The Double Game, a story that's been called a "love letter to the spy novel genre."

The roller-coaster music career of Janka Nabay; Danielle Ariano, author of the memoir, Getting Over the Rainbow, on coming out to her family; and Rafael Alvarez’ holiday story, Aunt Lola’s Kitchen 

Gandharva Raja discusses his novel, August 29:  How Kabir H Jain Became a Deity; Benn Ray from Atomic Books drops in with suggestions for holiday book giving; and Dr. Jimmy Lin of the Rare Genomics Institute talks about how the technology can match up funders, patients, and researchers with a common goal.

Keiffer Mitchell, Jr., takes the stage at the Stoop storytelling series to share a holiday memory about his grandfather; a look at the photo book, Bodine’s Industry: The Dignity of Work; Rafael Alvarez shares an Orlo and Leini story; and a conversation with U.S. Air Force combat veteran Karin Rodney-Hapaala