The 2018 Gratitude Special - Snap #933

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 Dog That Went Around The World - Snap 724


The story of the first dog to travel around the world (and refuse a free steak).

For more information on Owney's travels, be sure to check out the Post Office Museum's interactive map (postalmuseum.si.edu/exhibits/curren…usa-canada.html). But brace yourself, there's a lot of pins...

Producer: Joe Rosenberg
Sound Design: Leon Morimoto


Quake City Hero


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. eastbayyesterday.com/

Producers: Liam O'Donoghue and Eliza Smith

Original Score: Davey Kim