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Mon, Oct 8, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

Pain at the Pump in California


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A man pumps gas into his vehicle at a gas station in Monterey Park, Los Angeles County, on October 5, 2012 in California.
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A man pumps gas into his vehicle at a gas station in Monterey Park, Los Angeles County, on October 5, 2012 in California.

California drivers faced a second day of record gasoline prices on Sunday. In response, Gov. Jerry Brown directed the Air Resources Board to take emergency steps to increase the state's gas supply. What's causing California's price spike, and how are drivers coping?

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Cynthia Harris, spokesperson for the American Automobile Association
  • Severin Borenstein, professor at U.C. Berkeley's Haas School of Business and co-director of The Energy Institute at Haas

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