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.

Racing Harold - Snap 803


Glynn races a rival for the ultimate prize.

Producer: Pat Mesiti Miller


The Secret Life of Katherine Ann Power - Snap 803


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


Speed Sisters - Snap 803


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


The Boy Who Made Waves - Snap 803


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