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If you were listening to KRCC this past Saturday at 1 p.m. we hope you caught the pilot episode of a new hour-long radio show called Snap Judgment. If you didn’t, you missed a rare moment on public radio: the birth of an excellent new public radio program hosted by an African American. And luckily for you, you can listen to the whole thing again right here by right-clicking on the blue link to download or clicking on the play button to stream.
Created by Glynn Washington, one of the winners of the
While the show borrows some of the tried-and-true production elements from TAL (music beds that enhance the narrative with far more hip-hop), it focuses more on stories about the moments when people are forced to make decisions (or not) that will change their lives irrevocably. Among the stories in this first episode on the theme of “passing”: a man with the name Mohammed decides to fly internationally without his green card; an introverted, 12-year old African American math prodigy is sent to college 1,000 miles away from home.
You can download the podcast above by right-clicking on the blue link or you can stream it by clicking the play button. Enjoy and tune in next Saturday at 1 p.m. for the second episode. We’ll air three more episodes in February. Snap Judgment will go into full production later this Spring and your feedback will help us decide if we want to carry it full-time.
Let us know what you think in the comments or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!