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The Brian Lehrer Show

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

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

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.

The Brian Lehrer Show

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

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

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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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: Holes in the Safety Net

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: Where the government stands in its coverage of the neediest Americans. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.

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The Takeaway

No 'Safety Net' for Middle Class?

Monday, February 06, 2012

Mitt Romney has taken a lot of criticism for saying he wasn't "concerned about the very poor" in a post-Florida primary victory interview last week. But some middle-class Americans agree with Romney's sentiment. Kate, a Takeaway listener and delivery driver from Maryland, is frustrated with the very poor, who she believes abuse the system and take opportunities away from people like her.

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The Takeaway

Poverty and the Social Safety Net

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Perhaps it was just a poor choice of words on Mitt Romney's part. Flush with victory after his win in the Florida primary, Mitt Romney appeared on CNN yesterday morning and said this: "I'm in this race because I care about Americans. I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there. If it needs repair I'll fix it."

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