Of Consuming Interest

Of Consuming Interest is a weekly show examining the most important consumer issues today.


Latest Podcasts / Episodes

  • Host Shirley Rooker talks to John Berlau. The author of “George Washington, Entrepreneur” explores the greatness and intellect of Washington and his ventures into whiskey making and mule breeding as well as his vision about…
    July 24, 2021
  • Chuck Muth, the president of Citizen Outreach, discusses the importance of the Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act of 2003 and the recent Federal Trade Commission regulation that provides additional protection to consumers including making…
    July 18, 2021
  • Barbara Kelley, executive director of the Hearing Loss Association of America, discusses the signs of hearing loss, the causes and the many ways to find help as well as the new technology on the horizon.
    July 10, 2021
  • Host Shirley Rooker talks to Kevin Brasler, editor of Consumer’s Checkbook, who describes a recent study on used cars that have been recalled due to serious defects. Many of them have not been repaired. In…
    July 3, 2021
  • Host Shirley Rooker talks to Ben Lieberman of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, who describes the problems associated with the push for electric cars, which will result in an increased demand for electricity and problems with…
    June 26, 2021
  • Host Shirley Rooker talks to Kelvin Coleman, executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance, who discusses the simple but effective methods of protecting your home and business from cyberthieves.
    June 19, 2021
  • Host Shirley Rooker talks to Tom Gordon, executive director of Responsive Law, who describes changes that are being made in some states to make the law more accessible and affordable to consumers.
    June 12, 2021
  • Host Shirley Rooker talks to Bruce McClary of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, who discusses special hardship programs for people in debt, the scams that are surfacing and the protections for people who are…
    June 5, 2021
  • Shirley Rooker talks with John Breyault, National Consumers League, about ways to protect against malware and ransomware as well as how COVID scams are evolving. He also discusses the scams involving gold and silver.
    May 22, 2021
  • Shirley Rooker talks with John Berlau, senior fellow with the Competitive Enterprise Institute. He discusses reforms to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that were recommended by a task force’s analysis of its data. He also…
    May 15, 2021
  • Host Shirley Rooker talks to John Berlau. The author of “George Washington, Entrepreneur” explores the greatness and intellect of Washington and his ventures into whiskey making and mule breeding as well as his vision about…
    May 8, 2021
  • Host Shirley Rooker talks to Joe Hemsley, a certified financial planner,. He describes the factors that may lead to short-term inflation, the strategies for protecting your assets and the areas that are likely to see…
    May 1, 2021
  • Host Shirley Rooker talks to Kevin Brasler, editor of Consumer’s Checkbook, who describes a recent study on used cars that have been recalled due to serious defects. Many of them have not been repaired. In…
    April 24, 2021
  • Host Shirley Rooker talks to Ben Lieberman of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, who describes the problems associated with the push for electric cars, which will result in an increased demand for electricity and problems with…
    April 17, 2021