Snap Judgment

Snap Judgment is “a storytelling show with a beat…about decisions that change everything” according to host and executive producer, Glynn Washington. It’s not just the stories, it’s the way they’re told – that will keep you coming back. Each vignette is its own, wee performance, and each week, Snap Judgment focuses on a theme then takes listeners on a rollercoaster audio ride through real life stories. These are not your Grandmother’s tales of life!

Saturday 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM on WUSF 89.7

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Glynn Washington

Before creating the Snap Judgment radio show, Glynn worked as an educator, diplomat, community activist, actor, political strategist, fist-shaker, mountain-hollerer, and foot stomper. Glynn composed music for the Kunst Stoff dance performances in San Francisco, rocked live spoken word poetry in Detroit, joined a band in Indonesia, wrote several screenplays, painted a daring series of self portraits, released a blues album, and thinks his stories are best served with cocktails.

From Snap Judgment

  • The Writing Is On The Wall, Snap #630 - Dirty Work
    <p><span>When the scariest man in town is arrested for murder, only one lawyer volunteers to represent him...</span><br><br><strong>Producer: </strong><span>Joe Rosenberg</span><br><br><strong>Sound Design: </strong><span>Renzo Gorrio</span></p>
  • Crossing Guard Blues, Snap #630 - Dirty Work
    <p><span>When Glynn must become the crossing guard, it isn't all it's cracked up to be.</span><br><br><span>Producer: Pat Mesiti Miller</span></p>
  • Indiana Bust Out, Snap #630 - Dirty Work
    <p><span>How does a well-mannered math kid become a first-class hustler? Through the ancient carnie tradition of "The Indiana Bust-Out."`</span><br><br><span>Check out Pete’s book -- </span><a href="">Eyeing the Flash: The Making of a Carnival Con Artist</a><br><br><span>Producer: Davey Kim</span><br><br><span>Sound Design: Leon Morimoto and Davey Kim</span></p>
  • Snap #630 - Dirty Work
    <p>On the next Snap... "Dirty Work."  You know how bad it looks, and it's not gonna get any easier, but you roll up your sleeves and get down to it. </p>
  • The Boy Who Made Waves, Snap #803 - Run For It
    <p>Joe Blair is a pipe fitter in Iowa who writes in his spare time.  He is the father of four, including one autistic son—Michael--who has been both a source of joy and a source of stress.    </p> <p><span><span> </span></span></p> <p>This story was brought to us by <em>Modern Love: the Podcast</em>, a collaboration between The New York Times and WBUR Boston.  It takes essays from the paper’s popular Sunday column and matches them with top talent from the stage and screen. Mykelti Williamson, who played "Bubba" in Forrest Gump and most recently Gabriel in the Oscar-nominated film "Fences" reads Joe Blair's essay "For The Boy Who Makes Waves."</p> <p><span><span> </span></span></p> <p>For more incredible stories of modern Love, go visit the <a href=""><em>Modern Love</em></a> website and subscribe to their <a href="">podcast</a>.  </p> <p><span><span> </span></span></p> <p>Then check out Joe Blair’s memoir, <a href="">By The Iowa Sea</a>, about the joys and sorrows of life on the great plains.</p> <p><span><span> </span></span></p> <p>And don’t forget to go see Mykelti Williamson in <a href="">Fences</a>, directed by Denzel Washington.  It’s in theaters now.    </p> <p><span><br> Original Score: Pat Mesiti Miller</span></p>
  • Racing Harold, Snap #803 - Run For It
    <p>Glynn races a rival for the ultimate prize. Producer: Pat Mesiti Miller</p>
  • The Secret Life of Katherine Ann Power, Snap #803 - Run For It
    <p>What happens when you decide to keep a secret for a really long time...And then, you decide to tell.</p> <p><span><span> </span></span></p> <p>To learn more about Katherine’s experience, check out her book <a href="">Doing Time: Papers from Framingham Prison</a></p> <p><span><span> </span></span></p> <p><strong>Producer: </strong>Adizah Eghan</p> <p><span><br><strong>Original Score:</strong> Renzo Gorrio</span></p>
  • Speed Sisters, Snap #803 - Run For It
    <p>Marah is the best racer on the Speed Sisters team--the first all-female racing collective in the Arab world. That is, until Betty joins the team.</p> <p><span><span> </span></span></p> <p>This story is a collaboration with Amber Fares, director of the documentary <em>Speed Sisters. </em>Be sure to check this amazing film out--either at your local theater or on <a href="">iTunes</a>. You can also find the soundtrack on iTunes <a href="">here</a>.</p> <p><span><span> </span></span></p> <p>Our translators are:</p> <p>Amber Fares, as Marah</p> <p>Jazmin Aguilera, as Betty</p> <p>Avery Trufelman, as Maysoon</p> <p>Mark Ristich, as Marah’s dad</p> <p>Pat Mesiti-Miller, as Khaled</p> <p><span><span> </span></span></p> <p>Producer: Eliza Smith</p> <p><span><br>Sound Production: Leon Morimoto</span></p>
  • Snap #803 - Run For It
    <p>On the next all-NEW Snap "Run For It." You can walk, amble, stride, but if you really want better run.</p>
  • Silver Mine, Snap #624 - Brass Ring
    <p><span>W.C. Jameson has searched for a recovered buried treasure across the world. But on a search in Arizona, he found something he never expected. Find out more about W.C. Jameson’s work and adventures at <a href=""></a></span><br><br><br><span>Producer: Anna Sussman</span></p>

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