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One Child for Another, Ad Hoc Fiasco, and Charm City Fringe

Nancy Murray’s adoption memoir, One Child for Another; the Ad Hoc Fiasco at the Wyman park Dell; and a ‘farmer’s market for the arts’ at Charm City Fringe

In 1980, Nancy Murray was a teenager on the brink of a life-changing decision.  She’d gotten pregnant.  She dropped out of school.  She tried to run away.  And then she was whisked away by her parents to a facility called St Ann’s Infant and Maternity Home.  She’d spend the duration of her pregnancy there, and when the time came, she’d have her baby and give it up for adoption.  Murray has written a memoir about her experience, titled, One Child for Another, and she shares the story with The Signal’s Aaron Henkin.

After a thirty year hiatus, the legendary, artist-run, open-ended art festival known as the Ad Hoc Fiasco, returns to the Wyman Park Dell in Charles Village. The Signal’s Lisa Morgan has the details. 

A preview of the Ad Hoc Fiasco at Wyman Park Dell

CenterStage, Everyman, Single Carrot… These are the celebrated crown jewels of Baltimore’s theatre scene.  But just beyond the limelight of these marquis theatres, there’s a city teeming with other talented performing artists.  And now, thanks to the organizers of Charm City Fringe, these many points of light have a time and place to shine together.  Zachary Michel and Michael Brush are the co-founders of Charm City Fringe, and talk with The Signal’s Aaron Henkin.

a conversation with Charm City Fringe co-founders Zachary Michel and Michael Brush

Aaron creates and produces original radio programs and podcasts for WYPR. His current project is The Maryland Curiosity Bureau. Aaron's neighborhood documentary series, Out of the Blocks, 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 and All Things Considered.