The Madeleine Brand Show for November 8, 2011

Fourth Woman Accuses Herman Cain Of Sexual Harassment

Cain leads polls despite challenges

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain will hold a news conference Tuesday to respond to the latest sexual harassment allegations leveled against him Monday. A fourth woman, Sharon Bialek, appeared on Good Morning America with Gloria Allred Tuesday morning, repeating her claims that Cain sexually harassed her. Meanwhile, Cain remains the Republican front runner in most polls.
Iraqis wait outside the United Nations H

Iraqi refugees come to the states

Sixty thousand Iraqis have come to the United States since 2007. Texas, Arizona and California are among the top destinations. The federal government has made resettling these refugees a priority, but some local schools and hospitals are overwhelmed.
Remaining US Troops In Iraq Patrol Restive Babil Province

Thousands of Iraqi translators are being left behind

Thousands of Iraqis helped American forces during the war, working as interpreters and subcontractors. In 2008, Congress established a special visa program that was supposed to fast-track their passage to the U.S., but the program has stalled.
Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana advocates say pot crackdown is unconstitutional

Medical marijuana advocates are seeking a temporary restraining order against the federal crackdown on California pot dispensaries, claiming that the effort led by the state’s four U.S. attorneys is unconstitutional.

New Music Tuesday: Meshell Ndegeocello, Cass McCombs and Atlas Sound

This week, NPR music critic Ann Powers talks to Madeleine about Meshell Ndegeocello's new album, "Weather." It's the 10th album from the veteran musician. They also discuss post-folk rocker Cass McCombs' new release "Humor Risk," as well as the latest from Atlas Sound. Atlas Sound is the solo project of the very productive Bradford Cox (you might also know him from the band Deerhunter). His new album is called "Parallax."
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