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!

Schedule:

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

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Host:
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 - The North Pond Hermit
    <p>There was a legend in central Maine, about a hermit who had lived in the woods, unseen, for 30 years.  Then, in 2013, the police arrested a man named Christopher Knight. To learn more about Chris Knight’s story, be sure to check out journalist’s Mike Finkel’s book, <a href="http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/251786/the-stranger-in-the-woods-by-michael-finkel/9781101875681/"><em>The Stranger In The Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit</em></a><em>. </em>  Producer: Joe Rosenberg Original Score: Renzo Gorrio and Andrew Vicars</p>
  • Snap #1001 - This Is Not A Drill
    <p><span>Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. On the next all-NEW Snap… “This Is Not A Drill”. A very special presentation of the day the world almost ended.</span></p>
  • Snap #938 - The Other Secret Weapon
    <p>A young man has the chance to work on a very secret, very powerful weapon that could put an end to world war II. The project involves no toxins, no chemicals, no shrapnel and no bullets. Instead, the project involves lots and lots of flying mammals. Lots.</p> <p>Content Advisory:  This story details a war situation involving both people and animals, Listener Discretion Is Advised.</p>
  • Snap #808 - Boxed In
    <p>When you feel the walls coming closer and closer, where do you go? Where do you hide?</p>
  • Snap #937 - The Look Back Special
    <p>On the next Snap...a special presentation: "The Look Back 2018 Special." Coming to terms… with events that have happened, but that you don’t want to believe. Featuring some favorite Snap stories from the vault.</p>
  • Snap Spotlight - Ear Hustle: The Big No No
    <p>Snap Judgment spotlights the amazing podcast Ear Hustle: The Big No No, stories from San Quentin State Prison.</p>
  • 48 Hours In Syria
    <p><span>Kassem Eid had spent two years living in a city under siege.  After he and his neighbors took part in the protests during the Arab Spring in 2011, Syrian President Bashar Al Assad began to punish towns like Kassem’s. His forces bombed them, surrounded them, and starved them. That’s when Kassem decided to fight back. </span></p>
  • Snap #934 - One Way Mission
    <p><span>The story of a young man sent out alone on a dark and deadly mission to save the world.</span></p>
  • Snap #933 - The 2018 Gratitude Special
    <p>STORIES</p> <p>THE BEST LITTLE SWIMMER</p> <p>Terry Galloway is ten years old and absolutely hot for 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 summer camp that is free to kids with disabilities. The summer of 1960, just got way more exciting.<span></span> </p> <p>THE DOG THAT WENT AROUND THE WORLD</p> <p>The story of the first dog to travel around the world (and refuse a free steak).<span></span> </p> <p>QUAKE CITY HERO</p> <p>In 1989, an enormous earthquake struck the Bay Area. One of Oakland’s major arteries, the Cypress Freeway, collapsed. And one guy, a local Oaklander, left his<span> </span>home<span> </span>and dove into the wreckage to save lives.</p>
  • Snap #932 - The Cut
    <p><span><b>"Bad Hair Cut"</b> - When the man in charge of a small, insular northern Ohio town wreaks havoc on his followers, a young Amish boy with a passion for good hair tries to clean up the mess.</span></p>