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Disenchanted white men: What journalist Shane Bauer learned as an undercover militiaman

Winni Wintermeyer with permission from Mother Jones

Mother Jones reporter Shane Bauer has spent time in an Iranian prison, gone undercover as a guard at a maximum security prison in Louisiana, and recently embedded with militiamen patrolling the U.S. border with Mexico.

BAUER: The militia out-manned and out-gunned the border patrol by far.

For his body of work, the Oakland-based reporter was named Journalist of the Year last week by the Society of Professional Journalists of Northern California. Hana Baba sat down with him in KALW’s studio to talk about his latest report—going undercover as a border militiaman in Arizona.

Click the audio player above to listen to the complete interview.

Hana Baba is host of Crosscurrents, KALW's weeknight newsmagazine that broadcasts on KALW Public Radio in the San Francisco Bay Area.