Of Consuming Interest

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

Latest Podcasts / Episodes

  • Jill Gonzales, a senior analyst with WalletHub.com, discusses a recent survey of consumer spending and ways to save on interest payments for revolving credit card debt.
    January 10, 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.
    December 19, 2020
  • Ben Lieberman of the Competitive Enterprise Institute describes the problems associated with the push for electric cars which will result in an increased demand for electricity and problems with recycling the batteries which contain highly…
    December 12, 2020
  • Elizabeth Casey of the Fox Corp. discusses the TV ratings system, how it was developed, the amount of time and effort put into making sure the system is accurate and the high utilization by parents.
    December 5, 2020
  • Ryan Young of the Competitive Enterprise Institute discusses the 1.1 million federal regulations, the need for sunset laws and the cost to business as well as consumers.
    November 21, 2020
  • Lauren Hall with Consumer Action discusses the latest issue of ScamGram and the scams that plague consumers, including fake COVID-19 cures, how crooks use names of major online retailers to scams consumers and much more.
    November 14, 2020
  • Bruce McClary of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling discusses special hardship programs for people in debt, the scams that are surfacing and the protections for people who are behind in their rent.
    October 31, 2020
  • Jill Gonzalez, an analyst with Wallet Hub, discusses smart phones, the different service providers and a study that indicates consumers can save thousands of dollars by choosing the best plan.
    October 24, 2020
  • Jim Quiggle of the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud discusses the latest trends in insurance fraud, including telemedicine and COVID-19, and talks about the Hall of Shame, which is a collection of the most notorious insurance…
    October 17, 2020
  • Tom Gordon, executive director of Responsive Law, describes changes that are being made in some states to make the law more accessible and affordable to consumers.
    October 10, 2020
  • Doug Badger, visiting fellow in domestic policy studies with the Heritage Foundation, discusses the ways COVID-19 spreads and which mitigation efforts make the most sense.
    October 3, 2020
  • John Breyault of the National Consumers League discusses how hackers are targeting school systems, the effect, and the cost. He also provides guidance for parents and students on the issue.
    September 26, 2020
  • Debra Berlyn, executive director, Project GOAL, describes the exciting technologies introduced at the CES consumer electronics show and how they affect the senior population, as well as the many devices being developed to keep all…
    February 22, 2020
  • Jim Quiggle, Communications Director, Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, reveals the new Insurance Fraud Hall of Shame. He discusses some of the most astonishing frauds of the past year as well as the cost in money…
    February 16, 2020