For the first time in three decades, the House passed a tax cutting bill. But news of that passage has been overshadowed by recent sexual misconduct allegations against Sen. Al Franken (D-MN). Late this morning, KABC Los Angeles radio host Leeann Tweeden explained that she was on a USO tour to entertain troops in the Middle East with Al Franken in his comedy days. During the tour, Tweeden accused Franken of forcibly kissing and groping her and posted a picture online depicting part of the incident. Sen. Franken has since apologized and stated that “an ethics investigation be undertaken” against him. Jim Braude was joined by Margery Eagan, Jim’s Boston Public Radio co-host,and Michael Graham, a Boston Herald columnist and host of “Michael in the Morning,” to discuss today’s headlines.

With the allegations against restaurateurs John Besh and Boston’s Todd English, the restaurant industry is one of many undergoing a reckoning due to a record number of allegations of sexual harassment and assault. A 2014 study by The Restaurant Opportunities Centers United found that 80 percent of people in the restaurant industry reported being sexually harassed by coworkers and two-thirds reported harassment from managers. The same report also found the food industry to be the single largest source of sexual harassment claims in the U.S. Jim Braude was joined by Joanne Chang, the 2016 James Beard award-winning co-owner of Flour Bakery and Myers + Chang; Tiffani Faison, chef and owner of Sweet Cheeks Barbeque and Tiger Mama; and Cherry Bombe’s Kerry Diamond, who also co-owns four restaurants in New York City.

Jim shared his thoughts on the latest storms brewing in the not-so-friendly skies, ahead of the Thanksgiving travel rush.