The Thanksgiving holiday is next week and while many hosts are still refining their menus or planning their travel, many school children are probably learning the legend of the first Thanksgiving. A feast of thanks held after the native people of the area taught the English Pilgrims to survive in a world that was new to them.
The irony of course is that the holiday survived, while the language and the culture of the people who made it all possible seem to be on the verge of extinction.
Sexual harassment allegations against Herman Cain are still dominating headlines, but many political commentators are calling it a distraction. In this week's Beauty Shop, host Michel Martin hears from a panel of politically savvy women who weigh in on this and other political news.
Herman Cain's White House bid has been rocked by sexual harassment allegations. This raises several issues about harassment and the workplace. Host Michel Martin talks with lawyers Barbara Brown and Cyrus Mehri about defining and preventing sexual harassment. (Advisory: This segment contains language that may not be suitable for all audiences.)
Host Michel Martin continues her conversation about sexual harassment in the workplace. She speaks with lawyers Barbara Brown and Cyrus Mehri about what constitutes sexual harassment and what employees and employers can do to prevent it. (Advisory: This segment contains language that may not be suitable for all audiences.)
Shekhar Kapur started as an accountant in the U.K., then became an actor and director in India. He later took his work to Hollywood. Many Americans know him for his 1998 Oscar-nominated film Elizabeth. Host Michel Martin talks with Kapur about his controversial films, where he finds inspiration, and whether film festivals are still necessary.