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Notorious - Snap Classic

A loan shark crusades against the dark side of the payday industry, after running a risky business. A student discovers a kid named Hitler at college orientation, leading to a search for more Hitler’s. And a survivor of criminalization and state violence takes the stage as a means of healing.STORIESA Loan Shark’s DebtFrom the heyday to mayday, of payday loans.Special thanks to Gary Rivlin, a reporting fellow with The Investigative Fund for bringing this story to Snap Judgment.For more info, check out Gary’s story in The Intercept. You can also contact Phil at his email address Produced by Davey Kim, original score by Leon MorimotoA Kid Named HitlerOn his very first day of college, Joe swore he heard something that he couldn’t possibly have heard... If you want to learn about more people named Hitler, check out director Matt Ogen’s fascinating documentary “Meet The Hitlers,” in which he interviews Hitlers from all over the world.  It’s currently available on iTunes and Amazon.  For more information on his upcoming projects, including a documentary about a high school on the US-Mexico border and a new documentary series about fighting culture around the world, be sure to check out  You can also follow Matt on Twitter and Instagram.Produced by Joe Rosenberg, original score by Renzo GorrioPower: From the Mouths of the OccupiedA survivor of criminalization and state violence takes the stage as a means of healing.African Americans work with LA-based director - and Black Lives Matter co-founder - Patrisse Khan-Cullors to tell stories about traumatic encounters with law enforcement. This was included in the live Seattle production of Power: From the Mouths of the Occupied.BIG thanks to Luzviminda Uzuri Carpenter for sharing your story with Snap.To learn more about Power: From the Mouths of the Occupied, and the work of Patrisse Cullors check out her website. If you want to hear more from Luzviminda, check out her talk show.Produced by Patrisse Cullors and C. Davida IngramSnap Classic - Season 8 Episode 5


 2020-01-02  49m