The Signal

Format: 2014-07-14

It was a wintry Saturday afternoon in rural Cecil County, Maryland, at a one-room post office turned furniture shop near the town of Elkton. Outside the old building, a January wind whistled over snow banks, through the bare branches of trees. But inside this place, a warm camaraderie was emanating through the room. Three musicians sat together, acoustic guitars on their knees, trading stories and songs, and bridging an age-span of three generations between them.

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We meet Paul Wiedorfer, who just celebrated his 90th birthday – he earned the Medal of Honor for heroism on the battlefield in 1944.  We talk with Shawna Potter, who’s about to celebrate the launch of Hollaback Baltimore, a new interactive website that uses mobile technology to help fight back against street harassment.  Classical realist painter Matt Zoll talks about his labor of love: creating artwork in the style of the Dutch Masters.  Also: A Stoop story from Julie Hackett about how she inherited her lifelong wanderlust.  Plus: Writer Eric D Goodman shares from his n

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For many Charm City locals, there’s a seedy stretch of Baltimore Street that might as well not exist, but this week guest producer Baynard Woods gives us a look at what life really is like for the people who make their living in the city’s red-light district, The Block.
We pay a visit to the Baltimore Free Farm, where community activists are working to promote sustainable living and urban agriculture in a once-vacant lot in Hampden.

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A radio postcard from Liberia; a conversation about animals with the creators of Ninety-Five; and a visit with Tom Flynn, author of the historical novel, Venable Park...
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Hip hop performance artist Femi Tha Drifish; "Eliza's Freedom Road - An Underground Railroad Diary"; and Gregg Araki's new film "Kaboom!"...
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Japanese-American poet Shiori; Nurse Judy Coster's experiences in Haiti; and "Coffin Point: The Strange Cases of Ed McTeer, Witchdoctor Sheriff"...
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Irish music, rare books, Stalin-inspired poetry, and a rock 'n' roll memoir...
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A special episode of The Signal, from the basement hangout of the legendary do wop group, The Orioles...
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Part II of the live radio series, "O Little Town of Baltimore," presented by Center Stage and produced by The Stoop & The Signal
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Part I of the live radio series, "O Little Town of Baltimore," presented by Center Stage and produced by The Stoop & The Signal
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