Morning Shift: November 17, 2015

Morning Shift: November 17, 2015

About half the nation’s governors are trying to close the doors to Syrian refugees, including Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner. We talk with someone who came from Syria to the US almost 30 years ago and currently helps other recent Syrian refugees in Illinois. We also walk through the process for becoming a refugee and whether governors can even block them from their states. Then, community colleges are championed as a gateway to higher education for Americans from a wide variety of backgrounds. But as they try to be everything to everyone, many schools are losing focus. John Hockenberry of the public radio show The Takeaway joins us to talk about their series The Community College Challenge. Plus, we have a conversation with food writer and cook Nigella Lawson. And we continue our “My Life in Three Songs” series with a listener’s song choices.