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Insurance Hour makes the daunting world of insurance understandable for everyone. Karl cuts through the red tape and jargon so that you can understand insurance coverage and how insurance can work for you. d. And, he makes it fun! With guests from the legislators and regulators who are making the decisions that impact your wallet, to listener calls about everything from pet insurance to insuring classic cars, Insurance Hour is an entertaining way to learn about insurance and make the best de ...
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Real Estate Radio LA with Todd Jones brings the sort of knowledge that is useful to your life. Real Estate Radio LA with Todd Jones will ask and answer the questions you may have about real estate and finance by bringing together the area’s top professionals in real estate and financial matters. They will help uncover the relevant and timely information people need. Real Estate Radio LA with Todd Jones is proud to be the Real Estate Radio Network’s choice to carry that message to Greater Los ...
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In this episode of Insurance Hour, host Karl Susman dives into the complexities of the California insurance market, focusing on the challenges and changes facing homeowners. He begins by addressing the difficulty Californians face in obtaining homeowners insurance due to the state's high-risk environment and lack of competition among insurance prov…
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Joe Escalante's Weekly dive into the business of showbiz. This week: Joe is joined by Mr. Broadway-Pants (Joe's nephew Kevin) to talk about the 2024 Tony Awards. Also, Joe discusses his frustration at the fact that there is no longer a movie theater in Big Bear, which explaining why he didn't see any movies this week. However, Joe talks about speci…
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Joe Escalante's weekly journey into the dark side of the business end of showbiz... This week: Joe welcomes new associate producer Nikki Strubinsky to the show. Also, Netflix is fighting a major lawsuit stemming from the show, Baby Reindeer. The latest numbers from the box office (Joe recommends The Dead Don't Hurt), Irving Azoff is in some legal t…
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In this episode of "Insurance Hour," host Karl Susman delves into the history and impact of Proposition 103 on California's insurance industry. He begins by setting the scene in the 1980s, discussing the economic and social climate that led to the creation of this landmark regulation. Susman explains the initial goals of Proposition 103, which incl…
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In this episode of "Insurance Hour," host Karl Susman dives into the intricacies of a new trailer bill proposed by Governor Gavin Newsom, which aims to address the chaos in California's insurance industry. The bill is part of the Sustainable Insurance Strategy, designed to update outdated regulations and strengthen consumer protections. Karl discus…
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Joe Escalante's weekly observations of the business end of showbiz. This week: Joe pays tribute to Al Ready, a mentor to Joe and a Hollywood legend (created Walker: Texas Ranger, among several other classics). Joe went to the movies and LOVED The Fall Guy. Also, we all highly recommend the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary, "The Two Escobars" about the Pa…
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Show Summary In this episode of “Insurance Hour,” host Karl Susman delves into the intricacies of how insurance works, exploring the foundational concepts and modern practices of the industry. Karl discusses the importance of diversification, investment strategies, and reinsurance to ensure insurance companies have enough funds to cover claims. He …
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Joe Escalante's weekly visit to the business end of showbiz... This week: Joe goes deep into the AI wars, with Scarlet Johansson suing the makers of ChatGPT for using a very close likeness of her voice reading their AI stuff. Also, the latest from the box office: Furiosa takes the number 1 spot, and Joe could not be happier! Something that Joe does…
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In this episode of "Insurance Hour," host Karl Susman sits down with Dennis Beaver, an experienced civil litigation attorney, to discuss the intersection of law and insurance. They delve into the common pitfalls consumers face when dealing with personal injury claims and the importance of selecting the right attorney. Beaver highlights the dangers …
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Joe Escalante's weekly pulse check from within the business end of showbiz. This week: Joe's box office breakdown, the mixed reviews of Coppola's experimental opus, "Megalopolis," straight from the Cannes Film Festival, and Joe's brilliant legal plan to save the career (and, possibly, the life) of Sean P. Diddy Combs. Also, Joe explores the film, "…
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In this episode of "Insurance Hour," host Karl Susman delves into a wide range of insurance-related topics through listener calls and emails. The show focuses primarily on common concerns and misconceptions about various types of insurance policies, including home, auto, and health insurance. Karl addresses specific listener questions about insuran…
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In this episode of "Insurance Hour," host Karl Susman explores innovative insurance solutions with special guest Valkyrie Holmes, co-founder of Faura. Faura is a pioneering company that uses data analytics to help homeowners and insurance agencies mitigate risks associated with natural disasters like wildfires and hurricanes. The platform allows us…
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Joe Escalante's weekly spelunking into the business end of showbiz. This week: buying TV networks and mingling with stars (somewhere in all of this is Les Moonves)... Also, the latest box office numbers, and the best way to make it into Hollywood (here's a hint... LEARN TO WRITE!!!), and Joe flexes some legal muscle, talking about the new non-compe…
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In this engaging episode of "Insurance Hour," host Karl Susman focuses on demystifying auto insurance for Californians. He tackles common concerns and questions about why auto insurance rates continue to rise despite aging vehicles and increasing driving experience. Karl breaks down the impact of vehicle types, including EVs and SUVs, on insurance …
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Theme park reporter for the OC Register Brady MacDonald joins Joe to talk about the latest from Disneyland. This week: Joe talks about ways to cut down on crowding in the park, including no strollers, no bags at all, and no diapers (because diapers will be free!!!!). Also, Disney guests are abusing the disability pass. This used to go by ignored, b…
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The episode focuses on the insurance technology sector, particularly on how financial technology can improve efficiencies in insurance transactions. The guest, Cody Eddings, co-founder of SnapRefund, discusses the origins and mission of his company, which aims to revolutionize insurance payouts and agency billing through two main products: ClaimSna…
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The episode primarily focuses on insurance-related challenges in California, featuring Karl Susman as the host and Michael Soller, Deputy Insurance Commissioner, as the guest. The discussion highlights the current state of the insurance market in California, particularly addressing the non-renewal of policies by major providers like State Farm, and…
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Joe Escalante's weekly exploration of the business end of showbiz... This week, he's live right behind the main stage at the coldest Coachella ever (and you could tell!)!!! He was backstage for the first big gig for Sublime, and saw the No Doubt reunion. Also, the latest legal battle from the shoot that happened on the set of Rust... this time, the…
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This episode of "Insurance Hour" with Karl Susman unpacks the tumultuous state of California's insurance industry, spotlighting the strategic withdrawal of major insurers and the mounting strain on the California Fair Plan Association. Amidst a backdrop of regulatory rigidity and climatic volatility, the episode articulates a critical juncture for …
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In this episode of "The Insurance Hour," host Karl Susman delves into the complexities of insurance, aiming to demystify policies for Californians. The show covers a broad spectrum of insurance-related topics, including maximizing benefits, saving money, handling claims, and the nuances of interacting with agents, brokers, and insurance companies. …
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The episode covers a discussion on the insurance industry between host Karl Susman and guest Randel Bennett. They analyze issues facing property and casualty insurance, focusing on rising reinsurance costs and reduced availability driving rate increases. Details are provided on reinsurance concepts and trends, including reduced capacity, requiremen…
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This week on Joe Escalante's weekly dip into the business end of showbiz... Joe is Big in Japan! He just flew in from Tokyo, and boy, are his arms tired (HEYO!!!!)... He saw Sumo wrestling live!!!! Ghostbusters got a new movie on top of the box office! Elon Musk isn't thrilled with Don Lemon for calling out hate speech on the platform formerly know…
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In this engaging episode of "The Insurance Hour," host Karl Susman welcomes Das Williams, the esteemed County Supervisor for the Santa Barbara area, for an in-depth discussion. The conversation covers a wide range of topics, from Das Williams' key initiatives and achievements in office to how local policies can impact insurance rates and community …
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In this episode of "The Insurance Hour," host Karl Susman delves into a variety of topics related to insurance, focusing primarily on educating Californians about navigating their insurance needs amidst changing weather patterns and rising costs due to inflation. The show covers the recent wildfires in Texas and their insurance implications, the im…
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Joe Escalante's Weekly dive into the business end of showbiz. It is Oscar Sunday!!! Joe goes over his picks for Best Picture, and his own top 10 films of the last year. Also, the latest from the Rust case... The armorer was found guilty of manslaughter. And there is a major controversy brewing with one of the films up for several awards tonight... …
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The podcast episode titled "Insurance Hour" from March 1, 2024, features host Karl Susman discussing with special guest Senator Catherine Blakespear her newly introduced legislation, AB 3067, which aims to promote safe firearm storage by requiring insurance companies to inquire about gun ownership and storage practices from policyholders. The discu…
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Joe Escalante's weekly journey into the business end of showbiz. This week: Joe has plenty of celebs behaving badly... Alec Baldwin is on trial, P. Diddy is sexually harassing other men, Oprah is off the board of Weight Watchers for taking a diet drug (THE AUDACITY!!!). Also, the latest from the box office, and a rundown of the nominees for Best Pi…
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This episode of "Insurance Hour" delves into the nuances of home insurance in California, highlighting the introduction of Assembly Bill No. 3067. This proposed legislation mandates additional questions for insurance applications, specifically concerning the existence and storage of firearms in homes. The show discusses the implications for insuran…
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This episode of "Insurance Hour" from February 23, 2024, features a detailed discussion with Robert Scoble about the intersection of technology and insurance, particularly focusing on the implications of new tech, like Apple Vision Pro and Tesla's innovations, on insurance policies and claims. The conversation delves into the advancements in digita…
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Joe Escalante's weekly look into the business end of showbiz. This week: Joe saw the Bob Marley bio-pic and spills the beans about a new Sublime bio-pic project he's working on. Also, candidate for LA District Attorney Maria Ramirez joins Joe to discuss the hotly contested race to unseat George Gascon as Los Angeles District Attorney. They discuss …
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Maria Ramirez joins Joe to discuss the hotly contested race to unseat George Gascon as Los Angeles District Attorney. They discuss the rampant crime issues in LA, placing the blame for the rise in crime and loss of moral at the DA's office squarely on the shoulders of Gascon.They talk about ways to keep the city from becoming like how San Francisco…
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