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Posted on Mon, Jan 23, 2012 : 11:32 a.m.

NPR's most recent 'Snap Judgment' kicks off with an Ann Arbor anecdote

By Jenn McKee

The National Public Radio show "Snap Judgment," hosted by Michigan native and U-M law school graduate Glynn Washington, began with a brief Ann Arbor-set anecdote this past week, in an episode titled, "Hand of Fate." You can download the show at

Washington described being a transfer student at U-M, and how he eventually connected up with other transfers, all of whom hung out together at Good Time Charley's. Seven years later, after losing touch with these friends, Washington visited that block and ran into two of his old friends, both of whom just happened to be there at the same time, while a third was flying into town.

"Snap Judgment" features storytelling "with a beat"—that is to say, a hiphop sensibility that cuts right to the core story at hand; and Washington was a winner of the Public Radio Talent Quest contest. The show airs on Michigan Radio on Saturdays at 4 p.m.



Mon, Jan 23, 2012 : 10:01 p.m.

Snap Judgement is a great program that really accentuates how awesome radio can still be.