Snap Judgment

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Winner of the Public Radio Talent Quest, Glynn Washington delivers a raw, musical brand of storytelling, daring listeners to see the world through the eyes of another.

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  "It's storytelling... with a beat." - Glynn Washington 

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Glynn Washington takes listeners on a narrative journey - leaping from one person's frying pan into another person's fire. Deejay-driven musical delivery, paired with lush sound design, drops listeners into the very heart of what matters. Snap Judgment's fast-paced (sometimes dark, sometimes playful) narrative highlights people from across the globe who put everything on the line.

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In an unfinished building, noisy with the sound of children, I meet a half-dozen farming families. They've been sheltering here in the city of Samarra since they fled heavy fighting near their homes outside the town of al-Dour.

They lived eight months under the self-described Islamic State, or ISIS, and hated it.

"We were living in a tragedy," says Salam Mutlaq, a 50-year-old paterfamilias wearing a dark gray dishdasha, surrounded by children and grandchildren.

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Breakfast is Bryan Voltaggio's favorite meal because it's the only time he gets to eat with his family. Most other times, the Top Chef and Top Chef Masters finalist is at one of his restaurants. That's why the recipes in his new book, Home: Recipes to Cook with Family and Friends, are centered on family and family gatherings, from Thanksgiving to Super Bowl Sunday.

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Some typical crowdfunding proposals posted online may look like this: Help my band record our next album or please contribute to my child's medical expenses.

But here's one thing the average investor can't do through crowdfunding: buy stake in a private company. That policy, however, is under closer scrutiny. With more competition for venture capital funding, equity crowdfunding is getting more attention.

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Pesticide-free? Nurtured with organic fertilizer? No antibiotics?

Ask any shopper, and you're bound to find mixed answers for what an organic label means.

Now, an association is trying to draw funding from something called a "checkoff" to pay for consumer advertising and research. For a checkoff to work, each farmer pays a small amount. For example, a penny-per-bushel of wheat or a dollar per cow would generate millions of dollars in pooled funding that could pay for splashy ad campaigns.

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The national outcry against Indiana's religious freedom law included many people in Indiana; among them, people of faith. The groups who protested included a church led by our next guest.

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Nothing says Passover like a good bowl of matzo ball soup. That's according to Joan Nathan, chef and grande-dame of Jewish cooking, who spoke to Steve Inskeep of NPR's Morning Edition about the importance of the tradition.

The Jewish holiday of Passover celebrates the Biblical story of the Exodus, or the freeing of Hebrew slaves from Egypt.

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And let's move on because a celebrating crowd greeted Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, as he arrived back in Tehran. And that was not the only crowd out in the streets. We reached Nasser Hadian, who teaches political science at Tehran University.

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U.S. Ends Freeze On Military Aid To Egypt

Apr 3, 2015

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