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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 Signal: 2.7.14

Feb 6, 2014

remembering Baltimore’s own Monuments Man; a punk rock love story from The Stoop; and a visit with strip-dancer-turned-novelist Margo Christie    Hollywood's Monuments Men opens in theaters across the country this weekend, and the World War II adventure movie promises to do for art historians what Indiana Jones did for archeologists - make them heroes.  The big difference, though?  The Monuments Men actually existed.  One of them, it turns out, came from Baltimore, and producer Aaron Henkin shares his story.

Katherine McCord's My CIA, Jane Elkin's World Class, and Eric D Goodman's Tracks.

The Signal: 1.24.14

Jan 23, 2014
Edwin Remsberg c/o The Maryland State Arts Council)

A visit with Cambodian music master Chum Ngek.

MLK Street Projects, Ben Keenes Brewery Tour stop in Baltimore, a Story from the Stoop and more.

The Signal: 1.10.14

Jan 9, 2014

Baltimore’s Single Carrot Theatre will unveil its new space at 2600 North Howard Street on January 24th, and its opening-night offering is a new production of Will Eno's The Flu Season, directed by Alix Fenhagen.  The Signal’s Aaron Henkin dropped in at Single Carrot to check out a rehearsal, and he brings us a preview.

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The Signal: 1.3.14

Dec 31, 2013

You’d stand on a corner, and a guy would come up and say hey, there’s a guy on the East Side who could blow you guys off this corner, he can sing so good.  We’d say go get him!  Bring him down here!  We stopped fighting each other and started singing.

-Orioles singer Diz Russell  

The Signal: 12.27.13

Dec 23, 2013

  It was a wintry Saturday afternoon in rural Cecil County, Maryland, at a one-room post office turned furniture shop near the town of Elkton.  Outside the old building, a January wind whistled over snow banks, through the bare branches of trees.  But inside, a warm camaraderie was emanating through the room.  Three musicians sat together, acoustic guitars on their knees, trading stories and songs, and bridging an age-span of three generations between them.

The Signal: 12.20.13

Dec 19, 2013

On December 16th, The Stoop hosted an evening of live, holiday storytelling at Centerstage, and the theme of the night was:  “Thanks but no thanks:  stories about the delights and disasters of gifts.”  Kate Hanlon was one of the storytellers randomly chosen from the audience, and when she stepped into the spotlight, she told this tale.

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The Signal: 12.13.13

Dec 12, 2013

The second season of HBO’s “The Wire” focused on the Baltimore waterfront and the men and women who worked there.

The Signal: 12.6.13

Dec 6, 2013

This past Thursday night, festive crowds gathered on the cobblestones at Mount Vernon Place to celebrate the annual lighting of Baltimore’s Washington Monument.  The statue of George Washington looked regal as ever, perched atop his marble column amidst the colored lights and fireworks, but the venerable structure has suffered nearly two hundred years of wear and tear.  The truth is, it could use a makeover, and, as Aaron Henkin reports, it’s about to get one.

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