Monday, August 11, 2008

Patt Morrison for Tues 8/12/08


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

1:00 – 1:30

1:30 – 2:00
Pay as You Drive
Should those who drive less (or better) pay the same amount of auto insurance as every other driver? Insurance companies have come up with a new pricing and fee system based on mileage, speed, acceleration and braking. The only catch is that you would have to install a wireless device that records your driving habits. Thrifty drivers may develop the driving style of little old ladies, but there are more subtle risks to drivers’ privacy. Assemblyman Jared Huffman has introduced a bill to allow for this habit related pricing, and California Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner thinks it’s a good idea, but is it worth saving a few bucks to have insurance companies know just how you drive? Who does qualify as a “good” driver?

Assemblyman Jared Huffman, D-San Rafael, sponsor of AB 2800

Other guests:  TBD

2:00 – 2:40
“The Way of the World”
The letter was supposed to show a link between Saddam Hussein’s regime and Al Qaeda, but the author of a new book says it was a forgery ordered by the White House to back up its decision to go to war. The White House has denied what Pulitzer Prize winning writer Ron Suskind charges – we’ll find out more about his allegations and his book, “The Way of the World”

Ron Suskind, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author.  His previous books include “The One Percent Doctrine,” “The Price of Loyalty,” and “A Hope in the Unseen.”


2:40 – 3:00

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