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Nancy Mullane is a journalist, photographer and correspondent for This American Life, National Public Radio, Marketplace, Latino USA, and the NPR affiliates KALW News and KQED in San Francisco. In 2009, Mullane was awarded a Soros Justice Media Fellowship by the Open Society Foundations and in 2012 her first non-fiction book, Life After Murder: Five Men In Search of Redemption was published by PublicAffairs. In 2014, Penal Reform International in London presented Mullane with an award for her reporting on individuals serving death sentences. In 2013, Life After Murder was awarded the National Council on Crime and Delinquency’s, Media for a Just Society Book Award. In 2012 Nancy co-founded Life of the Law, and now works with scholars and journalists to produce and publish bi-monthly feature episodes. Mullane is on the Board of the Society for Professional Journalists, Northern California Chapter and is a member of the Association of Independents in Radio. In 2011, Nancy was the recipient of the National Edward R. Murrow Award for her report "Long Shot" on This American Life. In 2017, the Board of the Northern California Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists awarded Mullane the John Gothberg-Meritorious Service to SPJ Award, "Mullane was instrumental in coordinating print and broadcast journalists inside San Quentin to join SPJ and start a professional chapter at San Quentin that is affiliated with the Northern California chapter."
“The role of history is critically important, to bring in a more contemporary conversation about what’s going on now. When we disconnect what’s happening in the present moment from historical context, it allows people to…