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The smoking-hot new public radio show that straps audiences into an audio rollercoaster. Winner of the Public Radio Talent Quest, Glynn Washington delivers a raw, musical brand of storytelling, daring listeners to see the world through the eyes of another.

The smoking-hot new public radio show that straps audiences into an audio rollercoaster. Winner of the Public Radio Talent Quest, Glynn Washington delivers a raw, musical brand of storytelling, daring listeners to see the world through the eyes of another.
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Oakland, CA

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WNYC

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The smoking-hot new public radio show that straps audiences into an audio rollercoaster. Winner of the Public Radio Talent Quest, Glynn Washington delivers a raw, musical brand of storytelling, daring listeners to see the world through the eyes of another.

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English

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888-304-7627


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Episodes

Snap #914 - The Badlands

4/19/2018
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For two years, Isis fought to take over the city of Mosul, killing 40,000 civilians. This is a story about a group of men and women, from around the world, who packed up their bags flew into Iraq, and made their way to Mosul, to try their hand at fighting Isis, back. Check out more from the Free Burma Rangers at http://www.freeburmarangers.org/ Producer: Anna Sussman Original Score: Renzo Gorrio

Duration:00:53:21

Snap #913 - Running Man

4/12/2018
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When a rising high school track star in Eritrea, East Africa, is arrested under the military dictatorship, he realizes he might have a way out....run. For more information about issues facing African migrants in Israel and resources on how to help, visit Israeli organization Kav LaOved’s website. Teklit Michal writes a blog for Times of Israel and hosts a news channel in Tirgrinya for fellow Eritreans in Israel. You can follow his work on his Facebook page. Producer: Shaina Shealy

Duration:00:29:24

Snap #912 - 26 Lives On Atlas Peak

4/6/2018
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On Atlas Peak there is one way in and one way out. When wildfire threatened their homes, the only escape route...was up. Sukey Lewis is an investigative reporter for KQED public radio out of San Francisco. The Atlas Peak fire was just one of a series of catastrophic fires that broke out that night across northern California. 44 people in all died in those fires. Check out KQED's fire investigation. Original Score: Davey Kim Producer: Sukey Lewis

Duration:00:14:31

Snap #612 - Unforgiven

3/29/2018
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On the next Snap..."Unforgiven." There is a line, draw it in the sand, shake on it, mark it in blood, but if you cross it... there is no going back. Hijacker's Letter What do you do when you receive a letter from your husband’s killer? For more information, check out Kathleen’s website and facebook page. Producer and Sound Design:Davey Kim Cop Out Cop Robert Davis had two choices: Show up to court and serve a sentence that meant certain death... or find a way out. Find out about...

Duration:00:51:42

Snap #911 - Breakfast Of Champions

3/22/2018
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On the next all-NEW Snap..."Breakfast Of Champions." Stories of young people using every trick in their little arsenal to win praise and love, only to find themselves alone in the end. The Best Little Swimmer Terry Galloway is ten years old and absolutely in love with the idea of summer camp. The only problem is, her family can’t afford it. But after she fails a hearing test at school, Terry learns that she is deaf -- and also eligible to attend The Lions Camp for Crippled Children, a...

Duration:00:51:33

Snap Classic - Fargo

3/16/2018
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Documentarian Paul Berczeller examines the case of Takako Konishi, who died in a frozen forest on the North Dakota/Minnesota border looking for the fictional treasure from the Coen Brother’s film Fargo. Be sure to check out Paul’s documentary about Takako’s journey, This is A True Story. Also, be sure to check out the feature film by the David and Nathan Zellner inspired by Takako’s story, Kumiko: The Treasure Hunter. It is available for download on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and...

Duration:00:19:50

Snap #910 - The Trouble With Shannon Cason

3/9/2018
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Snap proudly presents "The Trouble With Shannon Cason." KC Wilbourn was a rising star in education, turning around some of Detroit’s most troubled public schools. But in order to do that, she cut some legal corners that put her in prison. Do the ends justify the means? Check out the new podcast "The Trouble with Shannon Cason" and connect on Twitter @TheTroublePod

Duration:00:51:53

Snap #909 - Counted: An Oakland Story

3/1/2018
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Counted: An Oakland Story is a yearlong look at the people lost to Oakland’s violence. During 2017, a team of Snap Judgment producers learned about Oakland’s homicide victims, their families and communities. Visit oaklandstory.org for more interviews, photos, and illustrations. CREDITS: "Counted: An Oakland Story" was produced by Adizah Eghan, Anna Sussman, Shaina Shealy, Jonathan Jones, Pat Mesiti-Miller, Nancy Lopez, Jazmin Aguilera, Eliza Smith, and Pendarvis Harshaw. Fantastic Negrito

Duration:00:58:38

Snap Classic - Big Girls Don't Cry

2/26/2018
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Been There Better Than That Glynn witnesses a lady show what real class looks like. Producer: Mark Ristich 12 Pageant Queens, 1000 Snakes One Beauty Pageant. 12 contestants. 1000 rattlesnakes. Producer: Anna Sussman A Hard Knock Life Sharon Skolnick was nine years old and an orphan in the Murrow Indian Orphanage, when she was confronted with the opportunity every girl at the orphanage dreamed of. Find out more about artist Sharon Skolnick at here. Producer: Anna Sussman Sound...

Duration:00:51:34

Snap #908 - Lifted

2/22/2018
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Airlifted out of Baghdad into Israel, Avraham was about to get a new life in a new land… Avraham’s story was included in a 12-part Hebrew webseries called Neviim: Operation Amram by Elad Ben Elul (@Eladbenelul) and Yossi Brauman. Read hundreds more testimonies like Avraham’s at Amram’s website . The Amram association has collected hundreds of saliva samples from people who connected to the kidnapping affair and can be contacted at amram.dna at gmail.com. Producer: Shaina Shealy Vocal...

Duration:00:25:45

Snap #907 - Quake City Hero

2/15/2018
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In 1989, an enormous earthquake struck the Bay Area. One of Oakland’s major arteries, the Cypress Freeway, collapsed. And one man named Raven, a local Oaklander, left his home, and dove into the wreckage to save lives. This story is produced by Liam O'Donoghue, host and producer of the podcast East Bay Yesterday. If you want to hear about Bruce Lee's most notorious fight, or Oakland's oldest soul food cook, or grizzly bears, you can find the show here. Producer: Liam O'Donoghue and Eliza...

Duration:00:15:50

Snap Classic - The Spelling Bee

2/13/2018
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When Snap Judgment producer Davey Kim was in eighth grade, he went to the regional level spelling bee with his best friend...and took R-E-V-E-N-G-E. Producer: Davey Kim

Duration:00:06:20

Snap #906 - Monk Of Mokha

2/8/2018
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The story of how Mokhtar Akhanshali braved a civil war to bring Yemeni coffee to the world. To buy Port of Mokha coffee visit portofmokha.com, and to learn more about how they're using coffee as a vehicle to improve conditions in Yemen, visit Mokhafoundation.org. Dave Egger’s biography of Mokhtar, The Monk of Mokha, is available wherever books are sold. And be sure to check out the book’s Instagram at @themonkofmokha. Producer: Joe Rosenberg Original Score: Renzo Gorrio

Duration:00:43:15

Snap #905 - Ear Hustle Special: Left Behind

1/31/2018
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Ear Hustle brings you stories of life inside prison, shared and produced by those living it. The podcast is a partnership between Earlonne Woods and Antwan Williams, currently incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison, and Nigel Poor, a Bay Area artist. The team works in San Quentin’s media lab to produce stories that are sometimes difficult, often funny, and always honest, offering a nuanced view of people living within the American prison system. Find out more about Ear Hustle and...

Duration:00:42:05

Snap #904 - Senior Year Mixtape

1/25/2018
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Senior Year Mixtape Snap spends a year with three Mission High School seniors Brantin, Damaris, and Alex as they try to make sense of adulthood in a rapidly changing San Francisco. Very special thank you to our heroes: Brantin, Damaris and Alex. Thank you also to Mission High School Principal Eric Guthertz, everyone in the Wellness Center and our guide for the year Chandra Shivakumar. Producer: Adizah Eghan, Liz Mak, Eliza Smith, Anna Sussman and Mark Ristich. Original Score: Pat...

Duration:00:52:24

Snap #903 - Soundtrack Of Silence

1/22/2018
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When a young man is told is he going deaf, he sets out on a challenge to memorize the songs that defined his life. He had no idea that those songs would come back to him in the most unexpected way. A version of this story aired on KQED's Q'ed up Podcast. Producer: April Dembosky Original Score: Renzo Gorrio Sound Design: Leon Morimoto and April Dembosky

Snap #902 - Linda, Loretta, and Me

1/18/2018
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Linda, Loretta, and Me What happens when boy meets girl and… fungus? This is a story about love and spores, from one of our favorite podcasts, Love Me. You can find more episodes of Love Me at cbc.ca/loveme or whenever you listen to podcasts. Be sure to check out producer Jonathan Zenti’s podcast, Meat. Producer: Mira Burt-Wintonick, Cristal Duhaime, and Jonathan Zenti

Duration:00:12:09

Snap #901 - How Estee Got Her Zumba Back

1/13/2018
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What if you were born to twerk it, but you didn't know how to work it? Estee Rose grew up in a tight-knit Ultra-Orthodox neighborhood in Brooklyn. Find out how she reclaims her faith after she loses it in a tumultuous series of events. To channel Estee’s tunes, check out producer Shaina Shealy’s Spotify playlist, “Zumba Estee”. Additional thanks to the Jerusalem International YMCA and the Dorot Foundation. Original Score: Renzo Gorrio Producer: Shaina Shealy

Duration:00:34:29

Snap Classic - Tonya For Hire

1/10/2018
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What if one day you found out you look like one of the most famous people in the country -- who everybody hates? Lynn Harris is an author, commentator, award-winning journalist and mostly-retired comedian. She has a new business, teaching comedy to teenage girls. You can find her performing on stage as Tonya Harding here. Producer: Liz Mak

Duration:00:12:25

Snap #833 - Stoopid

1/5/2018
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There are big stories with weight, little stories with heart, and then the stories that are just STOOPID. Date With The Devil When he was younger, Greg Stone was always a good boyfriend. Or, he tried to be. Producer: Liz Mak Original Score: Leon Morimoto My Big Pee Break Actress Diona Reasonover was on the brink of her big break. But she never expected it to happen while she was on her vacation. Diona Reasonover is an actress who lives in LA, you can check out her writing on “I...

Duration:00:25:03

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