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Snap #914 - The Badlands

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:00pm

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/

Also check out the book City of Death due for release October 23rd, 2018.

Categories: Syndicated

Snap #913 - Running Man

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 12:00pm

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.

Categories: Syndicated

Snap #912 - 26 Lives On Atlas Peak

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 12:00pm

On Atlas Peak there is one way in and one way out.  When wildfire threatened their homes, the only escape route...was up.

Check out KQED's fire investigation.

Producer: Sukey Lewis

Categories: Syndicated

The Hijacker's Letter, Snap #612 - Unforgiven

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 12:00pm

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

Categories: Syndicated

Cop Out, Snap #612 - Unforgiven

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 12:00pm

Ex-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 Robert Davis’s work here. Producer: Anna Sussman Sound Design: Renzo Gorrio

Categories: Syndicated

Snap #612 - Unforgiven

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 12:00pm

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.

Stories

Hijacker's Letter

Cop Out

The Silent Twins

Categories: Syndicated

The Best Little Swimmer, Snap #911 - Breakfast of Champions

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 9:52pm

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 summer camp that is free to kids with disabilities. The summer of 1960, just got way more exciting.

Terry Galloway is a writer, director and performer for stage, radio, and film. For more about Terry’s childhood in Texas,  check out her book Mean Little Deaf Queer.

Producer: Adizah Eghan

Original Score: Leon Morimoto

Categories: Syndicated

The One Year Campaign of Li Na, Snap #911 - Breakfast Of Champions

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 9:23pm

In 1958, Charles Li spent one of the strangest, most difficult years of his life in a Communist Chinese reform school.

Charles Li is a professor emeritus at the University of California, Santa Barbara. To read more of his story, check out his book, “The Bitter Sea: Coming of Age in a China before Mao.”

Producer: Liz MakOriginal Score: Leon Morimoto

Categories: Syndicated

Snap #911 - Breakfast Of Champions

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 12:00pm

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 summer camp that is free to kids with disabilities. The summer of 1960, just got way more exciting.

Terry Galloway is a writer, director and performer for stage, radio, and film. For more about Terry’s childhood in Texas,  check out her book Mean Little Deaf Queer.

Producer: Adizah Eghan

Original Score: Leon Morimoto

 

The One Year Campaign of Li Na

In 1958, Charles Li spent one of the strangest, most difficult years of his life in a Communist Chinese reform school.

Charles Li is a professor emeritus at the University of California, Santa Barbara. To read more of his story, check out his book, “The Bitter Sea: Coming of Age in a China before Mao.”

Producer: Liz MakOriginal Score: Leon Morimoto

 

Rick Moranis performed by Adam Wade

A young man can’t shake his dead ringer resemblance to Rick Moranis for years until one night he’s able to use it for an adventure. This was recorded live at the monthly 'Tales of the Cosmos' show at the UC Beast in New York City's Lower East Side. It is the first Saturday of the month at 7pm.

Hear more stories by Adam Wade.

Producer: Jamie DeWolf

Categories: Syndicated

Snap Classic - Fargo

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:00pm

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 xBox, as well as VOD. Producer: Joe Rosenberg

Categories: Syndicated

Snap #910 - The Trouble With Shannon Cason

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 12:00pm

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

 

Categories: Syndicated

Snap #909 - Counted: An Oakland Story

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 12:00am

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.

Categories: Syndicated

Snap Classic - Big Girls Don't Cry

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 12:00am

When the going gets tough, the tough make stuff happen. Featuring stories about rattlesnakes pageant queens, Apache orphans, and the legendary Xiao Xiao.

Categories: Syndicated

Snap #908 - Lifted

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:00am

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.

Producer: Shaina Shealy

Categories: Syndicated

Snap #907 - Quake City Hero

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:00am

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.

This story comes from Liam O'Donoghue, host and producer of the podcast East Bay Yesterday.

Producers: Liam O'Donoghue and Eliza Smith

Original Score: Davey Kim

Categories: Syndicated

Snap Classic - The Spelling Bee

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 12:00am

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.

Categories: Syndicated

Snap #906 - Monk Of Mokha

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:00am

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

Categories: Syndicated

Snap #905 - Ear Hustle Special: Left Behind

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 12:00am

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 Subscribe to the podcast on their website, www.EarHustleSQ.com

Categories: Syndicated

Snap #904 - Senior Year Mixtape

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 12:00am

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.

Producers: Adizah Eghan, Liz Mak, Eliza Smith, Anna Sussman and Mark Ristich.

Original Score: Pat Mesiti-Miller and Renzo Gorrio

Special Thanks: Chandra Shivakumar from Mission High

Categories: Syndicated

Snap #903 - Soundtrack Of Silence

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 12:00am

Soundtrack of Silence

What sounds would you want memorize if you were told you were going to be completely deaf before you turned 28?

Producer: April Dembosky

Original Score: Renzo Gorrio

Sound Design: Leon Morimoto and April Dembosky

Categories: Syndicated