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

  • Linked Lovers, Snap #631- Better Half
    <p><span>Breakups are hard. What if you found a way to never let your lover go? We adapted this radio play from Anders Howerton's story "Cross Over, Boy, Cross Over," which was a finalist </span><a href="">here</a><span> . You can find Anders on Twitter at @</span><a href="">and_ers_</a><span> or right here in our hometown of Oakland, CA.</span><br><br><span>Producer: Eliza Smith</span><br><span>Sound Design: Pat Mesiti-Miller</span></p>
  • Headless Chicken, Snap #631 - Better Half
    <p><span>Some schoolyard stories are true…</span><br><br><span>For more information about Mike The Headless Chicken, including Fruita, Colorado’s annual Mike The Headless Chicken Festival, be sure to check out </span><a href=""></a><br><br><span>Producer: Joe Rosenberg</span><br><span>Sound Design: Renzo Gorrio</span></p>
  • Multiplicity, Snap #631 - Better Half
    <p><span>When you get really close to someone, you get to know different sides of them naturally. It was no different when Jim Bunkelman fell in love with his wife, Rhonda. What was different was just how many different sides of Rhonda there were…</span><br><br><span>If you’d like to learn more about what is referred to by some as healthy multiplicity, Jim suggests you consult Astraea’s Web, </span><a href=""></a><span> and </span><a href="">Multipicity 101</a><span> for more information.</span><br><br><span>Producer: Julia DeWitt</span><br><span>Sound Design: Leon Morimoto</span></p>
  • She Could Do Better, Snap #631 - Better Half
    <p><span>Glynn's wife accidentally meets up with him at a coffee shop along with her colleagues.</span></p>
  • Snap #631 - Better Half
    <p>On the next Snap, "Better Half." We all have our better sides, but what if your better side of someone else?</p> <p> </p>
  • The Inventor And The Thief, Snap #810 - Legacy
    <p>When a brilliant inventor was robbed of his life’s work, his son did the the only reasonable thing: he became a robber.  </p> <p>Walter is currently producing a film called <a href=""><em>The Unknowns: Talent is Colorblind</em></a>.  The film tells the incredible true story of “The Highway,” a group of self-taught African-American painters living in the Jim Crow South who -- when no one was looking -- invented a whole new style of art.  You can learn more about the film -- and about the Highwaymen -- by visiting <a href="">its website</a>.  </p> <p>To learn more about the life of Walter Shaw Sr. and his inventions, be sure to check out Walter Jr.’s memoir, <a href=";qid=1492037906&amp;sr=8-12&amp;keywords=license+to+steal">License To Steal</a>, and the documentary <a href=";qid=1492037871&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=genius+on+hold">Genius On Hold</a>.</p> <p><span><span> </span></span></p> <p><strong>Producer:</strong> Joe Rosenberg</p> <p><strong>Sound Design and Score:</strong> Leon Morimoto</p> <p> </p>
  • Grandma's Coffin Keeper, Snap #810 - Legacy
    <p>How far will you go to fulfill your grandma’s dying (and very illegal) wish?</p> <p>To learn more about Wen Huang’s family story, be sure to check out his book <a href="">The Little Red Guard: A Family Memoir</a>.</p> <p><strong>Producer: </strong>Davey Kim</p> <p><span><strong>Sound Designer: </strong>Davey Kim</span></p>
  • Snap #810 - Legacy
    <p>On the next all-NEW Snap ..."Legacy." You get up every morning and go through the motions, but do you ever stop to wonder what you're leaving behind?</p>
  • Grandma's Little Helper, Snap Special - High Stakes
    <p><span>When Granny gets a new prescription, Josh makes sure she gets the medicine she “really” needs . . .</span><br><br><span>Recorded live at the Mill Valley Public Library's "Naked Truth" Event.</span><br><br><span>Josh Healey is a nationally recognized writer, community organizer, educator, and comedic powerhouse. Author of the book Hammertime, Healey's work has been featured in the New York Times, the Huffington Post, and Al-Jazeera. He lives in Oakland, CA where he works to empower the beautifully diverse communities across the Bay Area and these crazy United States.     </span></p> <p><span>Find out more at </span><a href=""></a><span>.</span></p> <p>Producers: Renzo Gorrio and Jamie DeWolf  </p>
  • Lake Chronicopia, Snap Special - High Stakes
    <p><span>Dale Bard was a young rock climber in Yosemite in the 1970s. Back then, rock climbing was an obscure passion, endeavored by only the most daring and intrepid young adventurers. But these young adventurers needed a way to eat and buy meager supplies. And they came across the most unbelievable cash cow you’ve ever heard of.</span><br><br><span>Producer: Julia Dewitt and Anna Sussman</span></p>

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