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The older I get, the less likely I am to listen to music when I’m riding around in my car. Instead, I can be found listening to NPR and other public radio stations. My favorite shows no longer involve rap battles and R&B slow jams (I flip on my CDs or iPod for that), but rather tidbits about the economy, political debates, and stories from every corner of the world.

On any given day I can be found listening to Marketplace Money, On the Media, and my personal favorite, This American Life. But recently I discovered a new gem: Snap Judgement.

Created by Glynn Washington Snap Judgement boasts “storytelling with a beat.” Each week the show shares stories around a theme accompanied by a lively mix of hip hop, jazz, and soul music. From the moment I heard the show, I was hooked. I literally sat in my car for about 20 minutes in my garage listening to the end of the show. It was official, I was a fan.

Since hearing the show a few months ago, I’ve either listened on the radio or online, but I’ve continued to be a fan. Snap Judgement often shares stories of people of color and I must admit, it’s nice hearing our stories on the radio.

Check out this episode of Snap Judgement about not judging people based on how they first seem.

Do you listen to public radio? What are some of your favorite programs?

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