- Allegations against Herman Cain bring renewed focus on sexual harassment
GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain is vigorously denying claims that he sexually harassed two women when he headed the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s. Midmorning looks at how attitudes towards sexual harassment in the workplace and the political arena have changed over time.9:06 a.m.
Kathleen Peratis: Employment discrimination attorney and partner at law firm of Outten and Golden.
Paul Apostolidis: Chair of the political science department at Whitman College. He co-edited the book "Politics in the Age of Sex Scandals."
- Are TV ads getting more sexist?
Derek Thompson of The Atlantic joins us to discuss how sexism in ads has changed in the last 50 years as women emerged through the feminist revolution, took the lead in higher education, and achieved parity in the labor force.9:45 a.m.
Derek Thompson: Derek Thompson is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he oversees business coverage for the website.
- President James Garfield: a tale of madness, medicine and the murder of a president
On the 130th anniversary of his death, a best-selling author tells the story of President James Garfield. He was born into poverty and rose to become President. Four months after his inauguration, a deranged office seeker tracked Garfield down and shot him in the back. Candice Millard joins us to discuss her new novel, Destiny of the Republic.10:06 a.m.
Candice Millard: former writer and editor for National Geographic magazine. Her first book, The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey, was a New York Times bestseller. Her latest book is Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine & the Murder of a President.
- What's behind our obsession with monsters?
From the witches of Salem to Freddie Krueger, monsters have been a staple of American culture. A historian argues in a new book that the American obsession with monsters reflects our fears and shapes our history.10:45 a.m.
W. Scott Poole: Associate professor of history at the College of Charleston and author of "Monsters in America: Our Historical Obsession with the Hideous and the Haunting."
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