Rep. Jackie Speier Remains 'Undaunted'

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Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) speaks at a press conference on November 15, 2017 in Washington, DC.  (Photo: McNamee/Getty Images)

In 1978, Congresswoman Jackie Speier was shot five times and left for dead in the midst of the Jonestown killings in Guyana. Since then, she's tried to be a "fearless voice against injustice and inequality," and has now documented the process of finding that voice in her new memoir "Undaunted." Congresswoman Speier, who represents an area that covers San Mateo and San Francisco counties, joins Forum to talk about a life of love, loss, and what she's learned, as well as the challenges of being a woman in politics. We'll also open the hour by discussing the latest news about the migrant caravan with immigration reporter Jean Guerrero.


Jackie Speier, congresswoman representing California's 14th Congressional District

Jean Guerrero, author, "Crux: A Cross-Border Memoir"; immigration reporter, KPBS