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Eight Forty-Eight 10.31.2011

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Eight Forty-Eight 10.31.2011

‘Eight Forty-Eight’ looks at the best and worst Halloween costumes and October headlines.

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Halloween brings out all the ghost and goblins--and October headlines. Joining Eight Forty-Eight for October's Month in Review, Chicago Tribune political reporter Rick Pearson, The Chicago Reporter’s Kimbriell Kelly and Reuters national news correspondent Mary Wisniewski joined guest host Steve Edwards for a look at the last month of news. Then, WBEZ’s Linda Lutton took a look at the way Illinois reports test scores. An increasing amount of research suggests the state’s current methods are misleading the public. Plus, Eight Forty-Eight considers the practical and political implications of Occupy Chicago with historian Rick Perlstein. And, Elysabeth Alfano chats with Peggy Macnamara, the Field Museum’s artist in residence. And in honor of Halloween, people on the street share memories of their best--and worst--Halloween costumes.

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