The Signal

Format: 2014-07-29

We drop in at the Enoch Pratt Free Library to meet the team that gets all those returned books back on the shelves and ready to be checked out again.

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  We pedal along with bicyclist/artist Wally GPX, who tags the city streets with digital graffiti.  He's on Twitter @WallyGPX.

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  We scope out Baltimore’s Transportation Management Center, where the city’s intersections are monitored – and manipulated – by remote.

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  We talk money with Jeff Dicken, of the Baltimore Green Currency Association, about the monetary and social value of the B Note.

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  The Signal’s Aaron Henkin recently hosted the first installment in a new, live, vaudeville-style variety-show called Vauxhall at The Creative Alliance’s Patterson Theater.  This debut production featured live music, sketch comedy, and experimental dance, among other things - all of it tied together into one theme:  LIARS.

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  The Baltimore-based band, Matmos, has built a reputation for creating a vast array of weird and wonderful experimental music over the past two decades, and their latest project continues that tradition. The Signal’s Lisa Morgan brings us this profile.

 

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  His music has been called ‘thinking man’s country,’ and for fifteen years he’s been the steady anchor of a band that’s always hovered just under the radar of widespread recognition.  Singer / songwriter Andrew Grimm is the founder and front-man of June Star, and Aaron Henkin invited him to the program to share a little music and conversation.

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  It all started with a YouTube video.  One day, an American traveling in Sierra Leone West Africa happened across a blind musician on the street.  The man was playing an instrument called the kondi, and the American was intrigued.

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  With his 35 years as an editorial cartoonist, Kevin Kal Kallaugher is a living testament to the resilience of the art form. His dual roles at the Economist magazine and at the Baltimore Sun give him an enormous breadth of material to work with each week, from geopolitical crises all over the globe to the latest shenanigans of local politicians. In short, no one is safe when Kal draws his pen.

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  The Stoop Storytelling Series recently hosted an evening titled, “Believe it or Not:  Stories about Finding and Losin

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