Of Consuming Interest

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


Latest Podcasts / Episodes

  • Host Shirley Rooker speaks with Jill Gonzalez of WalletHub about starting small businesses, booking cheap flights on the internet and much more.
    September 2, 2023
  • 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…
    August 26, 2023
  • Host Shirley Rooker speaks with Alex Reinauer, a research fellow with the Center for Technology and Innovation at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, to discuss concerns surrounding “right to repair” legislation that allows consumers to take their…
    August 19, 2023
  • Host Shirley Rooker speaks with Tom Gordon, executive director of Responsive Law, who discusses negative and positive events that affect the ability of consumers to access affordable legal help.
    August 12, 2023
  • Host Shirley Rooker speaks with Mark Jamison of the American Enterprise Institute, who discusses the reasons government regulation of what we see on social media is a threat to democracy.
    August 5, 2023
  • Host Shirley Rooker speaks with Hal Shelton, the author of Amazon best seller “The Secrets to Writing a Successful Business Plan,” about how entrepreneurs can start, grow and sell their businesses even during a period…
    July 29, 2023
  • Host Shirley Rooker speaks with Alex Reinauer, a research fellow with the Center for Technology and Innovation at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, to discuss concerns surrounding “right to repair” legislation that allows consumers to take their…
    July 22, 2023
  • Host Shirley Rooker speaks with Joe Hemsley, a certified financial planner with Ameriprise, who discusses the reasons banks fail, what that means to investment strategies and how consumers can protect themselves.
    July 15, 2023
  • Host Shirley Rooker speaks with Bruce McClary of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, who discusses the special needs of military and the many frauds targeting other consumers. He describes how the debt relief promised…
    July 8, 2023
  • Host Shirley Rooker speaks with Mike McCartin of Joseph W. McCartin Insurance to discuss car insurance and how important it is to contact your broker if you’re using your vehicle for food delivery, ridesharing or any…
    July 1, 2023
  • Host Shirley Rooker speaks with Sarah Delphey, vice president of trust solutions at Numeracle, to discuss the importance of authenticating the origin of phone calls. Delphey talks about the way technology is being used to…
    June 24, 2023
  • Host Shirley Rooker speaks Daren Bakst of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, who discusses the impact of the recent Supreme Court ruling that defines the scope of the federal government’s jurisdiction over the wetlands of the…
    June 17, 2023
  • Host Shirley Rooker speaks with psychotherapist Jill Robin Payne , who discusses the recent report by the Surgeon General about the ways our young people can be harmed by social media. Studies indicate the rates…
    June 10, 2023
  • Host Shirley Rooker speaks with Gene Marks of the Marks Group, who points out the serious impact of federal, state and local regulations on the finances of small businesses, as well as the importance of…
    June 3, 2023