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The Signal

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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 New Gospelites started their vocal harmony group in the 1970's, but they’ve been singing the old hymns since they were kids at Wharton Point’s Saint George Methodist United Church on The Eastern Shore.

Historian Anthony Cohen brings the ‘living history’ model to the Underground Railroad; and Earle Havens highlights the genuinely bogus texts of the Bibliotheca Fictiva Collection 

Artist David Plunkert takes us inside his job as a professional illustrator; outgoing director Megan Hamilton remembers her time with The Creative Alliance; 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.  

We stitch together a dozen strangers’ bad dreams to create a Frankenstein’s monster of the collective unconscious; actor Tony Tsendeas shares his annual recitation of Poe’s The Raven; and author Jonathon Scott Fuqua takes us inside his book, The Secrets of the Greaser Hotel

A visit with the artists behind the glass mosaic at the AVAM; a Stoop story from psychiatric nurse Matt Manning; Betsy Boyd shares A Case of the Mondays; and music and conversation with UPS delivery guy, Mike Beresh.

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

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.’

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.

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

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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