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Snap #914 - The Badlands

For two years, ISIS fought to take over the city of Mosul, killing 40,000 civilians. This is a story about a group of men and women from around the world who packed up their bags, flew into Iraq, and made their way to Mosul to try their hand at fighting ISIS back. Check out more from the Free Burma Rangers at http://www.freeburmarangers.org/ Also check out the book City of Death due for release October 23rd, 2018.

Snap #913 - Running Man

When a rising high school track star in Eritrea, East Africa, is arrested under the military dictatorship, he realizes he might have a way out....run.

Snap #912 - 26 Lives On Atlas Peak

On Atlas Peak there is one way in and one way out. When wildfire threatened their homes, the only escape route...was up. Check out KQED's fire investigation. Producer: Sukey Lewis

Snap #612 - Unforgiven

On the next Snap..."Unforgiven." There is a line, draw it in the sand, shake on it, mark it in blood, but if you cross it... there is no going back. Stories Hijacker's Letter Cop Out The Silent Twins

Snap #911 - Breakfast Of Champions

On the next all-NEW Snap..."Breakfast Of Champions." Stories of young people using every trick in their little arsenal to win praise and love, only to find themselves alone in the end. 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 One Year Campaign of Li Na In 1958, Charles Li spent one of the strangest, most difficult years of his life in a Communist Chinese reform school. Charles Li is a professor emeritus at the University of California, Santa Barbara. To read more of his story, check out his book, "The Bitter Sea: Coming of Age in a China before Mao." Producer: Liz MakOriginal Score: Leon Morimoto Rick Moranis performed by Adam Wade A young man can't shake his dead ringer resemblance to Rick Moranis for years until one night he's able to use it for an adventure. This was recorded live at the monthly 'Tales of the Cosmos' show at the UC Beast in New York City's Lower East Side. It is the first Saturday of the month at 7pm. Hear more stories by Adam Wade. Producer: Jamie DeWolf

Snap Classic - Fargo

Documentarian Paul Berczeller examines the case of Takako Konishi, who died in a frozen forest on the North Dakota/Minnesota border looking for the fictional treasure from the Coen Brother's film Fargo. Be sure to check out Paul's documentary about Takako's journey, This is A True Story. Also, be sure to check out the feature film by the David and Nathan Zellner inspired by Takako's story, Kumiko: The Treasure Hunter. It is available for download on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and xBox, as well as VOD. Producer: Joe Rosenberg

Snap #910 - The Trouble With Shannon Cason

Snap proudly presents "The Trouble With Shannon Cason." KC Wilbourn was a rising star in education, turning around some of Detroit's most troubled public schools. But in order to do that, she cut some legal corners that put her in prison. Do the ends justify the means? Check out the new podcast "The Trouble with Shannon Cason" and connect on Twitter @TheTroublePod

Snap #909 - Counted: An Oakland Story

Counted: An Oakland Story is a yearlong look at the people lost to Oakland's violence. During 2017, a team of Snap Judgment producers learned about Oakland's homicide victims, their families and communities. Visit oaklandstory.org for more interviews, photos, and illustrations.

Snap Classic - Big Girls Don't Cry

When the going gets tough, the tough make stuff happen. Featuring stories about rattlesnakes pageant queens, Apache orphans, and the legendary Xiao Xiao.

Snap #908 - Lifted

Avraham's story was included in a 12-part Hebrew webseries called Neviim: Operation Amram by Elad Ben Elul (@Eladbenelul) and Yossi Brauman. Read hundreds more testimonies like Avraham's at Amram's website . The Amram association has collected hundreds of saliva samples from people who connected to the kidnapping affair. Producer: Shaina Shealy

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