W. Kamau Bell Redefines Public Radio on Kamau Right Now!

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W. Kamau Bell’s live talk show and podcast returns with two shows in San Francisco and Oakland.

Comedian W. Kamau Bell is back to being his “Totally Biased” self in Kamau Right Now!, the radical new public radio talk show broadcast live on KALW (91.7FM). Kamau creates a "three ring circus of relevance" as he, his guests, and a raucous live audience try to figure out what is going on right now.

The New York Times calls W. Kamau Bell “the most promising new talent in political comedy in many years”. With his new CNN series, The United Shades of America, premiering in April, Kamau is ready to redefine public radio with his incredible ability to pull provocative conversations, respectful debates, and lots of laughter from his guests -- and the audience, too.

How “right now” is Kamau Right Now? On January’s show, Creed Director Ryan Coogler broke his silence on the #OscarsSoWhite controversy. If you missed it, the podcast is priceless.

The next two shows will feature guests with more than a few opinions, and the ability to make news . . .

Thursday, February 18th at The Swedish American Hall in San Francisco.

  •     Feminist culture critic, internet troll-slayer and author of the forthcoming memoir, Shrill - Lindy West
  •     Top Bay Area comic, Kaseem Bentley
  •     Travel Writer, poet and former San Francisco mayoral candidate - Stuart Schuffman

Thursday, March 17th at Impact Hub in Oakland.

  •     Visionary civil rights advocate and MacArthur “genius fellow” Lateefah Simon
  •     Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf

Tune in to KALW to hear the live show, or see what the fuss is all about in person! Either way, use #KamauNow for all your favorite social media to join the conversation! Tickets are available at http://kalw.org

About W. Kamau Bell (http://www.wkamaubell.com)
Kamau is the host of a new CNN series debuting on April 24th called The United Shades of America, and is best known for his critically acclaimed, but criminally short-lived FX comedy series, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. His Morgan Spurlock-directed comedy special will air on Showtime later this year. He’s also proud to be the ACLU’s Ambassador of Racial Justice, although he’s pretty upset they didn’t give him a badge along with the title.

Kamau has been a guest on WTF with Marc Maron, The Rachel Maddow Show, Real Time with Bill Maher, The View, and Fresh Air. And you may have heard him on This American Life last year, telling the story of his experience of racism at the Elmwood Café in his new hometown of Berkeley.

KALW (91.7 FM and kalw.org) is a pioneer public radio station celebrating 75 years on the air, making it the oldest FM signal west of the Mississippi. The station is a proud NPR affiliate and incubator of innovative original programs such as the award-winning local newsmagazine Crosscurrents, the design podcast 99% Invisible, and the Spanish-language narrative journalism program Radio Ambulante.

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