Gratitude - Snap #228

This week Snap Judgment takes a look back on some of the stories that remind us how thankful we are . . .


Gratitude Foo Mix

We sent Lindsey Lee Keel out into downtown Oakland to find some thanks.    They call it a Foo Mix so it is... Produced by Stephanie Foo

The Orange

Storyteller Joel ben Izzy recalls a conversation he had with an older gent who describes the true beauty of a piece of fruit.

Produced by Stephanie Foo

Salted Egg

Thirty years after the tragedy of the Khmer Rouge, a Cambodian Family begins an unlikely search for their missing father.

Produced by Anna Sussman.



In an amazing performance, Marc Bamuthi Joseph uses his many gifts to transport an entire live audience from San Francisco to the heart of Africa.  National Poetry Slam champion, Broadway veteran, GOLDIE award winner, Marc is also an inaugural recipient of the United States Artists Rockefeller Fellowship which annually recognizes 50 of the country's "greatest living artists." In 2007, Smithsonian Magazine named him one of the Top Young Innovators in the Arts and Sciences.

So Embarrassed

For Jeff Greenwald, Tibet was a transcendentalist paradise. The people, the food, and the breathtaking beauty captivated him.  And Tibet loved Jeff right back, granting him access to areas no Westerner had ever seen.  It was almost like he fit right in.  


Produced by Roman Mars and Stephanie Foo

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Just Like Your Father

Tracy never knew her Father and she never knew that she even wanted to.

But one day fate handed her an opportunity.

Producer:  Rita Daniels

Frances Liberty

Frances Liberty was a good Catholic school girl. But that all changed when she decided to serve as a nurse in the army.  She served in World War II, Korea, Vietnam and Grenada, and developed a sass that deeply affected many she came into contact with.

Thank you to the Veterans History Project for providing audio for this story. To hear other veterans’ stories, go to The painting you see above is a portrait of Frances Liberty  by J.D. Nelson.

Producer: Natalia Jaeger and Mark Ristich