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Manny Ramos--investigative reporter for the Illinois Answers Project--talks SBF & FTX. That is--Sam Bankman-Fried and FTX, his rogue crypto company. Or--how did this wheeler dealer, recently arrested for fraud, convince the Lightfoot administrate to celebrate using his money to run a financial training program for poor people. Financial advice from Bankman-Fried? What's next--bank security from Jesse James? Also, a few words about escalating real estate prices in Woodlawn, South Shore and other south side communities instigated by land speculators buying properties near the Obama Center. Manny is on the case!