The Madeleine Brand Show for October 31, 2011

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Last chance to see Tim Burton's LACMA exhibit

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is celebrating the end of its five-month exhibit on the work of Tim Burton. Visitors can see art from Burton's movies like "Batman," "Beetlejuice" and "Edward Scissorhands," as well as his original paintings and drawings.
Herman Cain Discusses His 9-9-9 Plan At American Enterprise Institute In DC
GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain is having a rough day. An article in Politico accuses him of sexually suggestive behavior toward at least two female employees while he was the head of the National Restaurant Association in the nineties. In a Fox News interview, Cain denied the allegations. Christina Bellantoni, Associate Politics Editor for Roll Call has the details of these revelations, plus an update on the Republican field and President Obama's executive order directing the Food and Drug Administration to prevent drug shortages.

The Washington D.C. bubble mentality

While the rest of the country deals with high unemployment and other economic issues, Washington D.C is living in a bubble. That's according to Thomas Frank, a columnist with Harper's magazine. He speaks with Steve Proffitt about the "bubble" and the way it infects how Washingtonians think, act and govern.
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Mysterious fungus killing off bats

Bats are a popular decoration at this time of year, but the real animals are getting harder and harder to find. A mysterious fungus is infecting them across the country – and so far more than 1 million bats have died from it. It's called white nose syndrome and scientists are at a loss for how to stop it.

"Cosplay in America" opens at the ICON

"Cosplay in America" is a new art exhibit dedicated to the practice of cosplay – short for costume play. The trend took off in Japan, where fans would dress in elaborate costumes as their favorite characters from Japanese anime cartoons. Jed Kim reports on its growing popularity here in the states.
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JetBlue holds passengers captive on Hartford tarmac

Passengers on several JetBlue flights were stuck on a tarmac in Hartford, Conn. for seven hours or more on Saturday. Federal rules cap passengers' wait time on the tarmac at three hours for domestic flights. Jet Blue says they are looking into the weekend incidents and will conduct their own investigation. Kate Hanni, the Executive Director of FlyersRight.org explains more.
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Parenting on the Edge: The war on Halloween

Halloween has always been a time of high anxiety for parents. Between finding the perfect costume and protecting their little goblins from real-life boogeymen after dark, parents have enough to worry about this holiday. Now here's one more thing to add to the list: candy guilt. It's not just mythical razor blades in candy that can harm your child: its transfats, unfairly traded cocoa, refined sugars, palm oil and peanuts, to name a few offenders.
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