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

  • Snap Classic - Fargo
    <p>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.  </p> <p> Be sure to check out Paul’s documentary about Takako’s journey, <a href="">This is A True Story</a>. Also, be sure to check out the feature film by the David and Nathan Zellner inspired by Takako’s story, <a href="">Kumiko: The Treasure Hunter.</a>  It is available for download on <a href="">iTunes</a>, Amazon, Google Play and xBox, as well as VOD. Producer: Joe Rosenberg</p>
  • Snap #910 - The Trouble With Shannon Cason
    <p>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?</p> <p>Check out the new podcast "<a href=";utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=Web-Share">The Trouble with Shannon Cason</a>" and connect on Twitter <a href="">@TheTroublePod</a></p> <p> </p>
  • Snap #909 - Counted: An Oakland Story
    <p><a href="">Counted: An Oakland Story</a> is a yearlong look at the people lost to Oakland’s violence. During 2017, a team of <a href="">Snap Judgment</a> producers learned about Oakland’s homicide victims, their families and communities. Visit for more interviews, photos, and illustrations.</p>
  • Snap Classic - Big Girls Don't Cry
    <p>When the going gets tough, the tough make stuff happen. Featuring stories about rattlesnakes pageant queens, Apache orphans, and the legendary Xiao Xiao.</p>
  • Snap #908 - Lifted
    <p><span>Avraham’s story was included in a 12-part Hebrew webseries called </span><a href=""><span>Neviim: Operation Amram </span></a><span>by Elad Ben Elul (@Eladbenelul) and Yossi Brauman. Read hundreds more testimonies like Avraham’s at </span><a href=""><span>Amram’s website </span></a><span>. The Amram association has collected hundreds of saliva samples from people who connected to the kidnapping affair.</span></p> <p><span>Producer: Shaina Shealy</span></p>
  • Snap #907 - Quake City Hero
    <p><span>In 1989, an enormous earthquake struck the Bay Area. One of Oakland’s major arteries, the Cypress Freeway, collapsed. And one man named Raven left his home and dove into the wreckage to save lives. </span></p> <p><span>This story comes from Liam O'Donoghue, host and producer of the podcast <a href="">East Bay Yesterday</a>. </span><span></span></p> <p>Producers: <span>Liam O'Donoghue and Eliza Smith</span></p> <p>Original Score:<span> Davey Kim</span></p>
  • Snap Classic - The Spelling Bee
    <p><span>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. </span></p>
  • Snap #906 - Monk Of Mokha
    <p><span>The story of how Mokhtar Akhanshali braved a civil war to bring Yemeni coffee to the world.   </span></p> <p><span>To buy Port of Mokha coffee visit </span><a href=""><span></span></a><span>, and to learn more about how they're using coffee as a vehicle to improve conditions in Yemen, visit </span><a href=""><span></span></a><span>.</span></p> <p><span>Dave Egger’s biography of Mokhtar, </span><a href=";qid=1516838944&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=the+monk+of+mokha"><em><span>The Monk of Mokha</span></em></a><span>, is available wherever books are sold. And be sure to check out the book’s instagram at @themonkofmokha.</span></p> <p>Producer: <span>Joe Rosenberg</span></p> <p>Original Score:<span> Renzo Gorrio</span></p>
  • Snap #905 - Ear Hustle Special: Left Behind
    <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>Find out more about Ear Hustle and Subscribe to the podcast on their website, <a href=""></a></p>
  • Snap #904 - Senior Year Mixtape
    <p><span>Senior Year Mixtape </span></p> <p>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.</p> <p>Producers: <span>Adizah Eghan, Liz Mak, Eliza Smith, Anna Sussman and Mark Ristich.</span></p> <p><span></span>Original Score:<span> Pat Mesiti-Miller and Renzo Gorrio</span></p> <p><span>Special Thanks: Chandra Shivakumar from Mission High</span></p>


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