The Signal

Format: 2014-07-23

 

  What if predicting the flu was as common as forecasting the weather? That’s the concept behind Sickweather, a Baltimore start-up that mines public data from Facebook and Twitter for key words and phrases about symptoms of sickness. The Signal’s Lisa Morgan interviews Sickweather’s Graham Dodge.

 

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  When Stephen Pitcairn was murdered in Shirley Brewer’s neighborhood, she sent a poem to the young man’s grieving mother.  That gift has proven to be more meaningful than the writer ever expected.  Shirley Brewer joins The Signal’s Aaron Henkin to share from her poetry collection, After Words.

 

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  Beneath K S Resmi’s shy exterior is a beautiful story, and, as you’ll hear, a beautiful singing voice.  The Signal’s Aaron Henkin talked with Resmi about her childhood in the South Indian state of Kerala, her lifelong devotion to singing Carnatic music, and the cross-cultural love story that eventually brought her to Maryland.

 

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  Lee Boot’s Who We Am is an interactive website that seeks to create a dialog about how we create culture through our thoughts, beliefs, actions, rituals and everyday interactions. He talks about “Who We Am” with The Signal’s Lisa Morgan.

 

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  Shiori was born in Tokyo six years after the end of World War II.  She’s the daughter of an American father and a Japanese mother, and her family moved to the US when she was a toddler.  Shiori joins The Signal’s Aaron Henkin to share from her poetry collection, The Girl Who Loved Mothra

 

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  It’s hard to imagine downtown Baltimore’s skyline without the warm, neon glow of the Domino Sugars sign.  It’s a beloved icon, and as of this month – April 25th to be exact – it’s been shining bright for 62 years.

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  Word on the Street is Baltimore’s newest ‘street newspaper.’ It’s an experiment in community collaboration, bringing together homeless writers and photographers, community activists, students from local colleges and universities, and publishing professionals. It gives voice to people who are not often heard from in our community.

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  The Journal of Roman Archaeology is hardly light reading.  The annual editions of this international academic publication weigh in at around a thousand pages each.

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  We’ve become a lot more sophisticated in our scientific knowledge about how we impact our environment, but forty years ago, we were like babes in the woods – littering, polluting babes in the woods, blissfully ignorant of the damage we were capable of causing Mother Nature.

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  At a Maryland Institute College of Art printmaking studio, the walls are lined with drawers of methodically arranged typesetting blocks, and down the middle of the room is a row of mechanical Vandercook proof presses.

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