Gratitude - Snap #228

This week Snap Judgment takes a look back on some of the stories that remind us how thankful we are . . .

 

Gratitude Foo Mix


We sent Lindsey Lee Keel out into downtown Oakland to find some thanks.    They call it a Foo Mix so it is... Produced by Stephanie Foo

The Orange


Storyteller Joel ben Izzy recalls a conversation he had with an older gent who describes the true beauty of a piece of fruit.

Produced by Stephanie Foo


Salted Egg


Thirty years after the tragedy of the Khmer Rouge, a Cambodian Family begins an unlikely search for their missing father.

Produced by Anna Sussman.

 


Molly


In an amazing performance, Marc Bamuthi Joseph uses his many gifts to transport an entire live audience from San Francisco to the heart of Africa.  National Poetry Slam champion, Broadway veteran, GOLDIE award winner, Marc is also an inaugural recipient of the United States Artists Rockefeller Fellowship which annually recognizes 50 of the country's "greatest living artists." In 2007, Smithsonian Magazine named him one of the Top Young Innovators in the Arts and Sciences.



So Embarrassed


For Jeff Greenwald, Tibet was a transcendentalist paradise. The people, the food, and the breathtaking beauty captivated him.  And Tibet loved Jeff right back, granting him access to areas no Westerner had ever seen.  It was almost like he fit right in.  

Almost.

Produced by Roman Mars and Stephanie Foo

(Learn more about the world of Jeff Greenwald at JeffGreenwald.com.)


 

 


Just Like Your Father



Tracy never knew her Father and she never knew that she even wanted to.

But one day fate handed her an opportunity.

Producer:  Rita Daniels


Frances Liberty


Frances Liberty was a good Catholic school girl. But that all changed when she decided to serve as a nurse in the army.  She served in World War II, Korea, Vietnam and Grenada, and developed a sass that deeply affected many she came into contact with.

Thank you to the Veterans History Project for providing audio for this story. To hear other veterans’ stories, go to http://loc.gov/vets. The painting you see above is a portrait of Frances Liberty  by J.D. Nelson.

Producer: Natalia Jaeger and Mark Ristich