Tricknology - Snap #812

On the next all-NEW Snap…”Tricknology.” When you’re struggling and living in the margins, the powers that be want to keep you…exactly where you are.

Tithe Me Not


Glynn has given his fair share of earnings back to the church. It’s time to get something in return.

Producer: Pat Mesiti Miller


Whiteboy John and The Seven Saints


How did a kid from Harlem become the biggest heroin dealer in upstate New York, almost overnight? And what would it take for him to turn his back on a mountain of cash?

L. Abdul-Kenyatta has performed as a workshop facilitator and motivational speaker. He is a poet, storyteller, jazz and blues vocalist and a novelist. He was an actor with the San Francisco Neighborhood Arts Children’s Theater for five years.

San Francisco State University, Black Studies Department - (Associate Professor) Lectured on African and African-American History and Literature. His novel FIVE THOUSAND URGENTLY POINTLESS DISTRACTIONS was published in 2000.

He is the 2005 Berkeley Poetry Festival Slam Poetry Champion. He was a member of the Oakland 2004 National Slam Team and the 2006 San Francisco Slam Master, the 2007 Marin County Fair Slam Poetry Champion and a member of the 2007 San Francisco National Slam Team. He appeared in the Jamie De Wolfe film "SMOKED".

Producer and Sound Design: Anna Sussman and Renzo Gorrio

 

Year Zero


How do you rebuild your past -- when you’re starting from Zero?

Mike Siv recently completed his first feature documentary film, “Daze of Justice,” slated to air on PBS later this year.  Mike is also working on a graphic novel about his experiences as a refugee growing up in America.

The footage in this piece came from Spencer Nakasako’s documentary starring Mike Siv, “Refugee”.

Producer: Liz Mak

Sound Design: Leon Morimoto


Joe Klocek "The California Confederacy"


When the owner of the bar asks comedian Joe Klocek NOT to make fun of his confederate flag….

Performed live at The Power Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan
In partnership with Michigan Radio and The Ann Arbor Summer Festival

Original Music by Alex Mandel
Music Performed by Alex Mandel and the Snap Judgment Players (Tim Frick and David Brandt)
Re-recording Mixer: Pat Mesiti Miller

Produced by Glynn Washington, Mark Ristich, Jeanette Aguilar and Jamie DeWolf