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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Bloomberg News has been rolling out reporting on the bank bailout based on a batch of recently acquired documents. Reporter Bob Ivry discusses the real size of the bailout and how the lawmakers came to that figure. Then, WNYC’s Ilya Marritz on the final hearing on the state’s proposals to regulate fracking. Plus: President Obama’s re-election campaign ground game; and how Cuban-Americans are strengthening ties to the island nation.

What Really Happened During the Bank Bailout?

Bloomberg News reporter Bob Ivry discusses this week's reporting - based on a batch of recently acquired documents - on the bank bailout: from the real size to the secret negotiations.

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Rules for Fracking

WNYC reporter Ilya Marritz discusses today's final public hearing on the state's proposals to regulate hydraulic fracturing (fracking).

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New Homeless Shelter Policy in Dispute

Gail Robinson, editor in chief of, explains the new homeless shelter policy which has been halted by the City Council and discusses the significance of a lawsuit against the Mayor.

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Obama's 2012 Team

National political correspondent for The New York Times, Jim Rutenberg offers an in-depth view of the president's re-election campaign.

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Cubans Connect

Mimi Whitefield, reporter at The Miami Herald, discusses how Cubans here and on the island are closer, and how eased restrictions are bringing them closer together. Bob Guild of Mar Azul Charters joins in to talk about charter flights to Cuba and the travel regulations.

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Open Phones: Holiday Biz Report

Reports are that this was a relatively successful kick-off to the holiday shopping season. Business owners, how was your Black Friday through Cyber Monday? Who's shopping, what are they buying, how are you luring them in? Let us know!

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