The Signal

Format: 2014-04-24

  According to a 2011 US Department of Commerce report, only one in seven engineers are female.  Women in this country hold only 25 percent of jobs in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.

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  Milkshake first came together back in 2004, when members of the indie band “Love Riot” found themselves on the verge of parenthood.  What began as an experiment – a way to continue playing music together while also beginning to raise families – turned into a long range plan.

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  Elisabeth Dahl’s Genie Wishes tells the story of fifth grader Genie Kunkle as she navigates the tumultuous ground between childhood and adolescence. While dealing with new teachers, new freedoms, and a new student trying to steal her BFF Sarah, Genie is elected to write her class blog.

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  Producer Aaron Henkin takes us on a visit a nearly forgotten cemetery on the grounds of the now-shuttered Crownsville State Hospital, where patients buried their own.

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  Holocaust Remembrance Day - Yom Hashoah - begins Sunday evening, April 7th, and continues through Monday until sundown.  Writer Eric D Goodman joins us to observe the somber occasion with a short story.  It’s the story of a survivor – and that survivor’s memories – so please be advised that the following does include some grim details.

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Signal film critic Josh Slates has reported on the film festivals at Sundance, Toronto, Cannes, and Sitges.  Now, Slates has added ‘Hong Kong’ to his passport.  He joins The Signal’s Aaron Henkin for a look the Hong Kong International Film Festival.

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  Ken Kolodner has formed a musical partnership with his son, Brad. Together, they play music with Brad on banjo and Ken on hammered dulcimer and fiddle.  The result harkens to a time when generations shared musical traditions as commonly as family recipes and folktales. Ken and Brad join The Signal’s Lisa Morgan for music and conversation.

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  On March 17th, Baltimore lost one of its most original and revered poets:  ‘Blaster’ Al Ackerman.  Blaster’s longtime friend and publisher, Rupert Wondolowski of Shattered Wig Press, shares a remembrance.

 

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A visit to the Meadow Mill "Senior Sculpt" class of fitness instructor Jon Kaplan, who specializes in training senior citizens.

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  MARC train commuter Peat Biby has turned his hours on the rails into an album of electronic music and photography called, On the Marc.

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