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Out of the Blocks II: 400 E. Patapsco

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Signal producer Aaron Henkin and electronic musician Wendel Patrick stay true to form in this second installment of their award-winning audio documentary series, Out of the Blocks.  

The concept:  One hour of radio, one city block, everybody’s story.

Henkin’s interviews blend with Patrick’s original music to generate an evocative collage of lives in juxtaposition: octogenarian pigeon racers, evangelizing barbers, philosophical convenience-store clerks, reformed and not-so-reformed drug dealers, aspiring hip hop musicians, mothers, daughters, and everybody else who agreed to share their stories on the 400 block of East Patapsco Avenue in South Baltimore’s Brooklyn neighborhood.
 
Check out a photo gallery from the project, and hear other episodes of Out of the Blocks, at www.wendelpatrick.com.

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.