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The Signal: 2.14.14

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Nepalese pop star Prem Raja Mahat, the pioneering women of The Roc-a-Jets, and an air travel confession from Ami Spencer...
 
 
  Before Nepalese immigrant Prem Raja Mahat came to the US and opened up a restaurant in Baltimore, he was a pop-music sensation in India.  Aaron Henkin shares the story of Prem’s path from Nepalese superstar to American Everyman.

 
 

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Jan Morrison, Jo Kellum, and Edie Lippincott of the Roc-A-Jets

  The Roc-A-Jets sported pompadours and they made the ladies swoon… but these rockabilly idols weren’t guys.  We meet musicians Carla Mandley and Jo Kellum of The Roc-a-Jets, a band that trail-blazed the social scene for gay women in 1950s Charm City.

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The Roc-a-Jets

 
 
  Ami Spencer shares a personal story about her secret travel anxiety - Flying with a Ghost

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Ami Spencer, "Flying with a Ghost"