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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The debt crisis deepens in Europe - what's it mean for the future of the Eurozone and the world economy? Plus: Murray Weiss, journalist at, discusses why Etan Patz’s family is skeptical of the alleged killer’s confession; a U.S. immigration agent talks about his work in the U.S.-Mexico “border wars”; NJ congressmen Steve Rothman and Bill Pascrell face off in the wake of redistricting; efforts to reform New York’s system of services for those with special needs and disabilities; and what the possible fare hike will mean for NYC taxi drivers.  

European Financial Update

The Economist economics correspondent Ryan Avent updates us on the current economic situation and debt crisis in Europe.

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Etan Patz Case Confession

Murray Weiss, DNAinfo columnist and criminal justice editor, talks about some of the skepticism greeting the confession in the Etan Patz case.

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Shadow Catcher

One of the most highly decorated officers in the history of the U.S. Immigration and Nationalization Service and the author of Shadow Catcher: A U.S. Agent Infiltrates Mexico's Deadly Crime Cartels, Hipolito Acosta, talks about his work in the "border wars." 

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NJ 9th Candidates

Redistricting is pitting Democratic incumbents Steve Rothman and Bill Pascrell against each other in a race for the single seat to represent the new 9th congressional district.

→ Quick Links: Rothman for New Jersey | Pascrell for Congress | Patch Election Guide | NJ Spotlight Guide | Politifact Fact-Checks on 9th CD Race

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Vulnerable in New York

Clarence Sundram, Governor Cuomo’s Special Advisor on Vulnerable Persons, discusses his recommendations to reform New York's system of services for people with special needs and disabilities.

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Taxi Dollars and Sense

New York Magazine contributor Jennifer Gonnerman talks about spending a "shift in the life" of a NYC yellow cab driver-- and Lakshman "Lucky" Abeysekara, NYC taxi driver, shares his story and talks about the possible fare hike.

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Ten Things We Learned From Douglas Brinkley About Walter Cronkite

Historian Douglas Brinkley has a new book about Walter Cronkite and was on the Brian Lehrer Show Tuesday to talk about the career and life of the "most trusted man in America." Here are 10 things that caught our ear. Listen to the full conversation below.

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