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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

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.

Community artist Beth Barbush hands her life-story over to her friends; Matthew Bowden discusses his film, “Spare Rooms”; and Ray Loomis demonstrates the mechanical marvels of the Linotype.

The twisted history of the banjo in America; a visit to the Washington Monument at Mount Vernon Place; and Nick Sjostrom’s album, “I am OK”

Photographer Harry Connolly on his 16 years in Little Italy; the gambling documentary ‘Understanding Joy’; and jazz musician Sean Beier

Commodore Wilbert McKinley’s Lego ‘Teach-Fleet,’ Madison Smartt Bell’s ‘Zig Zag Wanderer,’ and Jacob Panic’s banjo ‘pop-grass’

Charm City old-time band The Manly Deeds; Lalita Noronha's poetry collection, Her Skin Phyllo-thin; and Evodie Ngoy’s documentary film, The Paradise that Wasn’t

Herbalist Olivia Fite' s modern-day apothecary; Jane Elkin's poetry book, 'World Class'; artist Lynne Parks; and a Stoop story from Violet Levoit

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

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 

The Signal: 2.21.14

Feb 20, 2014
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Sean Beier, Shebooks, Full Circle Dance Company, and "Like Father, Like Son"...

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
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A visit with Cambodian music master Chum Ngek.

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.