For our November Readers' Review: “Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant” by Anne Tyler. As we prepare for holiday gatherings, join Diane and her guests to discuss this master work from the author who has made an art of exploring family love and dysfunction.
The National Transportation Safety Board has recommended that texting, talking or emailing on a cellphone should be banned by all states, except in emergencies. The recommendation includes hands-free devices as well. The only exception is G.P.S. navigation systems. The board made the recommendation after an investigation into a deadly road accident in Missouri involving a 19-year old driver who sent and received 11 text messages in 11 minutes just before the fatal crash. Join us to discuss the implications of this latest effort to curb dangerous driving.
- Russ Rader vice president of communications, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
- Horace Cooper adjunct fellow for the National Center for Public Policy Research
- Steven Yantis chair of psychological and brain Sciences, John Hopkins University
- David Teater senior director, Transportation Initiatives, the National Safety Council.
- Deborah Hersman chairman, National Transport Safety Board.
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