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As cold weather settles into the Bay Area, Forum opens the phone lines for our biannual book show when listeners share their favorite reads. We invite you to pull up a chair, pour a mug of tea and tell us about your favorite books. What's your most memorable recent read? What books are you planning to give as gifts this year? And is an e-book ever an appropriate gift?
In the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, Americans are increasingly polarized on whether to accept refugees fleeing war-torn Syria. President Obama has proposed allowing at least 10,000 Syrian refugees to resettle in the United States this year, but the House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill requiring new background checks on Syrian and Iraqi refugees that would effectively halt them from entering the country. Forum discusses the politics of the issue as the bill heads to a fight in the U.S. Senate.
In his new book "Saving Capitalism" former Clinton administration labor secretary Robert Reich lays out the many ways he thinks the free market has failed America, including creating a "working poor" and a "non-working rich." The solution, Reich suggests, is to reframe economic policy so that it looks more after the interests of the individual than those of the corporation.
We'll check in on how the Golden State Warriors played over the weekend and discuss their efforts to break the NBA record for most consecutive wins to start the season, which currently stands at 15-0. We'll also get an update on Coach Steve Kerr who is out because of a back injury.
Since 2009, more Mexicans have left than come into the United States, according to a report released by the Pew Research Center. The report signals the first major shift in immigration patterns from Mexico since the 1970's. Reuniting with family was cited as the main reason for Mexicans returning to their home country. We'll discuss the findings.