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Recently on Forum:
Fifty years ago this fall, students at UC Berkeley started protesting restrictions on campus political activity and debate. The Free Speech Movement gained international attention and helped pave the way for the anti-war and civil rights movements, as well as for the election of Ronald Reagan as governor of California. Forum talks to veterans of the movement about its history and legacy.
World leaders are meeting in New York on Tuesday for the UN Climate Summit. Forum will discuss different approaches to combating climate change including severe reductions in energy consumption, technological solutions, and ramping up renewable energy production. Where does the world stand in the fight against climate change, and what should be done next?
The California secretary of state oversees elections, voter registration and campaign finance reporting, among other things. We'll meet the two candidates running for the position: Pete Peterson, a Republican from Pepperdine University's School of Public Policy; and Alex Padilla, a Democrat and California state senator.
Our California Election Watch 2014 series continues with a debate on Proposition 46. The initiative would raise the ceiling on awards in medical malpractice lawsuits and allow for random alcohol and drug testing of doctors, among other provisions. Prop. 46 pits trial lawyers, who support the measure, against doctors and insurers who oppose it. We'll talk with representatives from both sides.