Run For It - Snap #803
On the next all-NEW Snap "Run For It." You can walk, amble, stride, but if you really want something...you better run.
What happens when you decide to keep a secret for a really long time...And then, you decide to tell.
To learn more about Katherine’s experience, check out her book Doing Time: Papers from Framingham Prison
Producer: Adizah Eghan
Original Score: Renzo Gorrio
Marah is the best racer on the Speed Sisters team--the first all-female racing collective in the Arab world. That is, until Betty joins the team.
This story is a collaboration with Amber Fares, director of the documentary Speed Sisters. Be sure to check this amazing film out--either at your local theater or on iTunes. You can also find the soundtrack on iTunes here.
Our translators are:
Amber Fares, as Marah
Jazmin Aguilera, as Betty
Avery Trufelman, as Maysoon
Mark Ristich, as Marah’s dad
Pat Mesiti-Miller, as Khaled
Producer: Eliza Smith
Sound Production: Leon Morimoto
Joe Blair is a pipe fitter in Iowa who writes in his spare time. He is the father of four, including one autistic son—Michael--who has been both a source of joy and a source of stress.
This story was brought to us by Modern Love: the Podcast, a collaboration between The New York Times and WBUR Boston. It takes essays from the paper’s popular Sunday column and matches them with top talent from the stage and screen. Mykelti Williamson, who played "Bubba" in Forrest Gump and most recently Gabriel in the Oscar-nominated film "Fences" reads Joe Blair's essay "For The Boy Who Makes Waves."
For more incredible stories of modern Love, go visit the Modern Love website and subscribe to their podcast.
Then check out Joe Blair’s memoir, By The Iowa Sea, about the joys and sorrows of life on the great plains.
And don’t forget to go see Mykelti Williamson in Fences, directed by Denzel Washington. It’s in theaters now.
Original Score: Pat Mesiti Miller