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The Signal
2:36 pm
Tue December 30, 2014

Globe Poster, “Freedom is a Hammer”, and “So Say the Waiters”

Brothers Bob & Frank Cicero of Globe Poster
Credit 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. 

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The Signal
12:00 am
Fri December 26, 2014

Thoreau-ly Confused, The Double Game, and Lumbee Louis Campbell

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."

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The Signal
2:44 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Bubu King Janka Nabay; Danielle Ariano’s “Getting over the Rainbow”; and “Aunt Lola's Kitchen"

Janka Nabay at the WYPR studios

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 

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The Signal
2:03 pm
Fri November 28, 2014

Learned by Heart, Sung from the Heart: The New Gospelites

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.

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The Signal
4:24 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

The Underground Railroad Immersion Experience; and “Fakes, Lies, and Forgeries”

Historian Anthony Cohen in his back yard, with a replica slave collar

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 

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