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From a cave in Kentucky, to a school in Mississippi, to a prison in Arkansas, Stephen Wade has traveled the country in search of the living roots of iconic Library of Congress records. He joins us with stories and songs from his book, The Beautiful Music all around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience, and his Grammy-nominated CD, Banjo Diary: Lessons from Tradition.
A conversation with punk-rock firebrand Ian Svenonius, who exploded onto the music scene in the 1980s with a frenetic, high-octane band called “Nation of Ulysses.” He’s been burning bright ever since, fronting groups like “The Make-Up” and “Chain and the Gang,” and he’s just written a book called “Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock ‘n’ Roll Group.”
Kevin “Kal” Kallaugher has been poking fun at political leaders since the days of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher. As he marks 35 years as an editorial cartoonist, he joins us to talk about his favorite subjects, his new book, and the resilient art of the political cartoon.
Honkey tonk singer/songwriter Karen Collins talks about her childhood as a West Virginia coal miner’s daughter and shares music from her new album, “No Yodeling on the Radio”
“My Heart is an Idiot,” boxer Jake ‘The Snake’ Smith, neighborhood elder Eugenie Benser, spiritual leader Georges Gurdjieff, and poet Rupert Wondolowski
January 11th & 12th, 2013, on The Signal: Davy’s Rothbart on his new book, My Heart is an Idiot; a visit with boxing trainer Jake ‘The Snake’ Smith; a radio portrait of longtime Highlandtown resident Eugenie Benser; an exploration of the music and mysticism of Georges Ivanovich Gurdjieff; and poetry from Rupert Wondolowski
1.4 & 1.5 on The Signal: Mountain music matriarch Ola Belle Reed is remembered in story and song by her son Dave Reed, her nephews Zane and Hugh Campbell, and her friends Burton Debusk and Linda Weaver.
Baltimore independent tour guide Zippy Larsen has built her reputation on taking visitors off the beaten path. We’ll talk with her about her shoe-leather research methods and what she’s learned about the real character of Charm City.
This week (12.28.12 & 12.29.12) on The Signal, special coproduction with Maryland Traditions folklorist Cliff Murphy: “West African Griots in America – Three Generations, Three Stories,” with Cheick Hamala Diabate, Baba Baile McKnight, and Amadou Kouyate
12.21.12 on The Signal: We witness the venerable holiday tradition of “Maryland Beaten Biscuits”; Rafael Alvarez shares his holiday story, “Aunt Lola’s kitchen”; and Therese Lynch recounts the miraculous Christmas legend of Wedgie the Parakeet.
Rheb’s Candies, Ron Tanner at the Stoop, doll shopping with Susan Muaddi Darraj, and Union Craft Brewing
December 14th & 15th, 2012, on The Signal: A visit to the rowhouse-basement factory of Rheb’s Candies; a home-improvement nightmare story from Ron Tanner; the doll-shopping odyssey of Susan Muaddi Darraj; and a tour of Baltimore’s Union Craft Brewing.