West Side Road Rage; NYC Safety Net; Jim Lehrer; Buddha at Work; Debt Ceiling

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Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Jim Lehrer moderating the first debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/Getty)

What really happened in the West Side Highway road rage incident? Murray Weiss of DNAinfo discusses what we know and what we don't know about the incident and the implications. Plus: what the mayor has to do with the NYC safety net; veteran journalist Jim Lehrer on the JFK assassination; how to be more Buddha-like at work; and whether or not raising the debt ceiling would really be so bad. 

West Side Highway Road Rage Attack

Murray Weiss, DNAinfo columnist and criminal justice editor, talks about the ongoing investigation into an attack on the driver of an SUV by a group of bikers.

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30 Issues in 30 Days: The State of the Safety Net

The Brian Lehrer Show's election series 30 Issues in 30 Days continues this week with a series of conversations about a variety of topics. See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

Andrew White, director of the Center for New York City Affairs at the New School, discusses the challenge facing the social safety net, both nationally and locally.

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Jim Lehrer on the Kennedy Assassination

On November 22, 1963, Jim Lehrer was a reporter in Dallas covering President Kennedy's visit. Now the executive editor of PBS NewsHour, Lehrer discusses his 21st novel Top Down in which he writes about what would have happened if Kennedy wasn't assassinated on that fateful day in 1963.

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U.S. Raids in Africa

Karen DeYoung, senior national security correspondent and associate editor at The Washington Post, discusses the U.S. military raids in Africa over the weekend. She has reported on what the unsuccessful mission in Somalia indicates about the Obama administration's priorities and new counter-terrorism guidelines, and also about news today that the Pentagon is cutting some military aid to Egypt.

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Buddha at Work

Lodro Rinzler, a teacher in the Shambhala tradition of Vajrayana Buddhism, author of The Buddha Walks Into a Bar and now Walk Like a Buddha: Even if Your Boss Sucks, Your Ex Is Torturing You, and You're Hungover Again, offers advice on maintaining Buddha-like equanimity, even at the office.


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The Debt Ceiling; No Big Deal?

Nancy Cook, economic and fiscal policy correspondent for The National Journal, takes a closer look at some of the talking points surrounding the debt ceiling debate.


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