Of Consuming Interest

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

LATEST EPISODE

Preserving consumers' choice in purchasing contact lenses

Pete Sepp a member of the Coalition for Contact Lens Consumer Choice discusses proposed changes to the rules that give consumers the ability to shop around for eyewear and to have refractive eye exams and renew prescriptions online.
00:25:00 6/30/2018

Past Episodes

Chairman Ajit Pai of the Federal Communications Commission discusses the funds dedicated to helping restore the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico communications networks, action taken against robocallers, initiatives against cramming and slamming, and efforts to deploy broadband to rural areas.
00:25:00 6/28/2018
Ted Frank of the Competitive Enterprise Institute Center for Class Action Fairness discusses how class action lawsuits sometimes benefit only the lawyers bringing the suit, not the damaged consumers. Actions taken by the center have resulted in positive changes for consumers involved in class action lawsuits.
00:25:00 6/24/2018
Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. We meet the founder of the world's largest silicon foundry.
00:58:56 6/22/2018
Kyle Burgess of Consumers' Research discusses how counterfeit products and drugs endanger the lives of millions of consumers.
00:25:00 6/16/2018
Janet Bodnar, former editor of Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, discusses the pros and cons of retirement and how to have a meaningful life after leaving your job.
00:25:00 6/9/2018
Owen Donley, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, discusses cryptocurrencies.
00:25:00 5/26/2018
Stacey Gray of the Future of Privacy Forum discusses the privacy and safety implications of electronic devices that use the internet such as personal assistants, smart TVs, children's toys, baby monitors, etc.
00:25:00 5/19/2018
Maryam Cope, vice president of government affairs at the American Hotel and Lodging Association, discusses third-party hotel booking websites that may steal your money or even your identity.
00:25:00 5/12/2018
Jill Gonzalez of WalletHub.com discusses which credit cards are best to use for international travel. Choosing the right card can mean significant savings for consumers because some credit cards add 3% foreign transaction fees.
00:25:00 5/5/2018
Matt Schulz, senior analyst with creditcards.com, discusses the pros and cons of gas station credit cards. These cards charge an average interest rate of 23.61% which is nearly 7 percentage points higher than the national average of all credit cards and with fewer rewards.
00:25:00 4/28/2018

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