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NPR Host Interviews in 2014: Glynn Washington Explains Snap Judgment

Ben McLeod

As the year comes to a close, we’re looking back on our favorite Essential Pittsburgh stories and guests from 2014. Today we’re highlighting some of our favorite interviews with NPR personalities.

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In November, 90.5 WESA welcomed a new show to the weekend lineup: an hour of storytelling called Snap Judgment. The program is hosted by Glynn Washington, whom the Atlantic referred to in a 2013 article as “the fastest rising public radio star in memory.” Here’s Glynn Washington, explaining why Snap Judgment is called “storytelling with a beat.”

“It’s storytelling with heart, with soul, stories from real people -- maybe not celebrities or anything like that -- but real people who had something extraordinary happen in their lives, or they've done something extraordinary. The stories are constructed as cinema of the mind.”