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Bosley, Spare Rooms, and Megillat Esther

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soul singer Bosley Brown, the movie Spare Rooms, and the graphic novel, Megillat Esther...

 
Charm City’s high-octane, retro-cool, soul sensation Bosley Brown is a musical hurricane in a suit and tie, and he drops in on producer Aaron Henkin to share some tunes from his new album, The Dirty Dogs Radio Show.

 

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"The key to a good lie is in its detail." That’s a line from Spare Rooms, a new film by Baltimore-based writer and director Mathew Bowden. The film tells a “family fiction” that closely resembles Bowden’s own childhood - growing up in a rural, same-sex household in the nineteen-eighties.  Bowden and film producer Joe Tropea speak to The Signal’s Lisa Morgan about the making of the movie. 

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Spare Rooms

 

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This weekend, Jews celebrate the annual holiday of Purim, a day of unrestrained celebration that usually involves… a lot of booze.  Purim has its roots in the Bible’s Book of Esther – it’s a bewildering story with more plot twists than a Hollywood thriller (and just about as much sex and violence). JT Waldman is the creator of Megillat Esther, which re-tells the saga, in the form of a graphic novel.  He visits with producer Aaron Henkin.

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J T Waldman's "Megillat Esther"

Aaron creates and produces original radio programs for WYPR. His current project is the neighborhood documentary series, Out of the Blocks, which earned the 2018 national Edward R Murrow Award. His past work includes the long-running weekly cultural program, The Signal, and the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings series, Tapestry of the Times. Aaron's stories have aired nationally on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, PRI’s Studio 360, & The World.
Lisa Morgan covered the local arts community as co-creator and host of WYPR’s award-winning program The Signal from 2004 to 2015. She has created and produced many programs for WYPR, including news stories, features, commentaries, and audio documentaries. She taught audio production at Goucher College from 2002 – 2004 and has done voice-over work for a variety of clients. The Weekly Reader is her latest project.