PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Friday, January 8, 2010
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1:06 – 1:19
1:21 – 1:39
The next chapter in the Prop. 8 fight begins: same sex marriage goes to court
Ted Olson & David Boies, attorneys arguing against the constitutionality of Proposition 8
1:41 – 1:58:30
To PIN or to sign?
Few consumers know, or care, what the difference is between signing their name and using their PIN number when they make a purchase using their debit card. Ah, but merchants do. That simple choice you make can add up to hundreds of millions, if not billions, of dollars in annual fees for merchants. If you sign (and 61% of us do), it can cost a merchant twice as much as using a PIN (which is less vulnerable to fraud). Costco won’t allow their customers to sign for transactions because of the higher fee. Visa and MasterCard dominate the market and they set the fees, which banks collect. Those fees (the ones mentioned above and others including something called an “interchange fee”) have some merchants outraged. So outraged that some have banned together to file the largest antitrust class-action lawsuit in
Mitch Goldstone, President and CEO, ScanMyPhoto’s.com
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- He is the lead plaintiff in the anti-trust class-action lawsuit against Visa MasterCard and member banks
Mallory Duncan, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, National Retail Federation
2:06 – 2:19
2:21 – 2:30
Give it up for your
With the NFL playoffs gearing up this weekend, wouldn’t it be nice if it had a
Matt "Money" Smith, host of the “Petros & Money Show” syndicated nation-wide on Fox Sports Radio, heard locally in
2:30 – 2:39
It’s the Tonight Show with Conan…..er….Jay Leno again!
It was hailed as a groundbreaking move last year when NBC decided that it would replace all of its 10pm weeknight programming—usually hour-long dramas that were expensive to produce—with Jay Leno’s talk show. Networks watched to see what kind of ratings Leno, and Conan O’Brien his replacement at 11:30, would receive and if this was the wave of the future for primetime TV. If the first five months of ratings are anything to go by a 10pm talk show format is NOT the wave of the future—Leno’s ratings are tanking, as are O’Brien’s, and NBC is considering a serious shakeup. What’s the future hold for Leno, O’Brien and the 10pm time slot?
Robert Thompson, director of the
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2:41 – 2:58:30
A Good Talk
For those of you debilitated by Twitter and Facebook, who can only let out a mere “Tweet” now in face-to-face conversations, Daniel Menaker is here to help. He even walks Patt through the art and science of conversation—from those awkward moments at strangers’ parties, in elevators and at bus stops—learn the secrets to a great conversation, anytime, anywhere and with anyone.
Dan Menaker, author of A Good Talk
Producer, Patt Morrison Program
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