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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. 

Scroll down for recent episodes of the Signal and click here for episodes that aired before 2014.

The legacy of the griot in America, through the lenses of three generations...

Lauren Francis Sharma's novel, Til the Well Runs Dry, Interweaving Traditions:  Bookbinding across Cultures, Drop Electric's Mobtown Studios B Side Session, and Greg Abel at The Stoop...

Toy piano composer David Smooke, Anne Thomas at The Stoop, “An Evening with Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald,” and the short film “Charlotte”

A look at the twisted history of the banjo, a documentary about problem gambling, an ode to an Iraq War veteran’s rucksack, Single Carrot’s production of Vaclav Havel’s “The Memo,” and a Stoop story from Sabatino’s waitress Peachy Dixon

Ugandan musician Kinobe, Jennifer Wallace’s It Can Be Solved by Walking, and Clarence Brown’s Needs 

soul singer Bosley Brown, the movie Spare Rooms, and the graphic novel, Megillat Esther...

Gather Baltimore, memoirist Nancy Heneson, rock duo Peals, The Drawing Zoo, and Jim Karantonis at The Stoop.

Aaron Henkin presents a profile of Orfeia Vocal Ensemble, an unlikely group of American singers who’ve mastered the haunting, dissonant harmonies of traditional Bulgarian music.

The Signal: 2.21.14

Feb 20, 2014
Tedd Hennpict Henn

Sean Beier, Shebooks, Full Circle Dance Company, and "Like Father, Like Son"...

The Signal: 2.14.14

Feb 12, 2014

Nepalese pop star Prem Raja Mahat, the pioneering women of The Roc-a-Jets, and an air travel confession from Ami Spencer...    Before Nepalese immigrant Prem Raja Mahat came to the US and opened up a restaurant in Baltimore, he was a pop-music sensation in India.  Aaron Henkin shares the story of Prem’s path from Nepalese superstar to American Everyman.    The Roc-A-Jets sported pompadours and they made the ladies swoon… but these rockabilly idols weren’t guys.

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