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On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, Mother Jones’ award winning investigative reporter Shane Bauer joins us to discuss his new book American Prison: A Reporter's Undercover Journey Into the Business of Punishment.  

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This week, we’ll discuss coverage of Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's narrow referendum victory and the alarming attacks on Turkish journalists and media organizations.

Brooke Anderson

On Thursday, October 27th at 7pm, Kamau Right Now! broadcast live from the Nourse Theater in San Francisco.

 It's the show's first anniversary, and W. Kamau Bell's guests included Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza, Death Sex & Money creator Anna Sale, and Jessi Klein, executive producer for Inside Amy Schumer and writer on Transparent.  Plus, live music from Bells Atlas and the latest from Mother Jones investigative reporter Shane Bauer

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. Investigative journalist Shane Bauer tell us why he chose this song by  Swedish band Little Dragon, which he listened to while he was working undercover as a prison guard in a private prison. You can watch the official video and listen to the full song here.

Dan Roth

On Thursday, July 14, 2016, Kamau Right Now! broadcast from the New Parish in Oakland.  Host W. Kamau Bell was joined by comedian Irene Tu, storyteller and showman Jamie DeWolf, and urban ethnographer Nikki Jones.

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  On the July 8th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the recent massive suicide bombing in Iraq that left more than 250 people dead. Mother Jones’ reporter Shane Bauer will join us to discuss his in-depth investigation into the private prison industry. For four months, he worked as a prison guard at Corrections Corporation of America's Winn Correctional Center in Louisiana. Join the conversation, on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.



Shane Bauer witnessed prison life firsthand during his four months undercover as a guard at the Winn Correctional Center, a private prison in Louisiana. What he experienced is detailed in a report he wrote for Mother Jones.



On the November 21st edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss the renewed media spotlight on Ferguson, Missouri as we wait for the St. Louis County grand jury to decide whether Officer Darren Wilson should stand trial in the shooting of Michael Brown.We will also talk about the militarization of the police force and a human tragedy in Syria. Where did you see the best reporting this week? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Your Call: Is the bail bond system broken?

May 28, 2014


Shane Bauer


On today's Your Call, We’ll have a conversation with investigative journalist and former hostage, Shane Bauer about California’s Pelican Bay State Special Housing Unit also known as SHU. Join us live at 10 or send an email to What are the long-term mental health effects of near total isolation? It’s Your Call, with Holly Kernan and you.