January 1, 2015
Getting your way with customer service representatives can be a nightmare, for both the customer and the customer service representative. How do you handle customer service problems, and how can you make sure you get what you want? We'll have our consumer affairs specialist, Sheryl Harris, with us.
Do you sometimes think your home or garage could star in one of those TV hoarding shows? Getting organized can be a task so daunting that a profession has grown up around the concept of conquering one's stuff. Mike McIntyre talks with professional Northeast Ohio organizers about how they help harried people clear away the clutter.
Last week, President Obama announced a thawing of diplomatic relations with Cuba. But not everyone agrees setting up an embassy in Havana is in America's best interests. And while banking regulations are being relaxed, the more than half a century-old trade embargo stays. What exactly does this new, warmer relationship mean for Americans, Cubans, and Cuban-Americans? Join host Ida Lieszkovszky Tuesday morning for The Sound of Ideas.
After the guests have left, the leftovers have been eaten or stored, and the holiday bloat has subsided-life after the holidays will return to its calm, peaceful norm. That is, until you get your credit card bill in the mail. Holiday debt affects even the most frugal of us.Studies show that in 2014 the average American family owes a little over $7,000 in credit card debt. So how can consumers keep from running up the holiday debt? What are the most common financial traps people fall into around this time of year? On the next Sounds of Ideas, we’ll offer some advice & tips about avoiding & getting rid of holiday debt as well as discuss some quick and low cost holiday gift ideas.
The Ohio Supreme Court votes to support the right of cities to handle traffic camera cases as they wish. We'll look at the ruling's impact even as the Governor considers a statewide ban on traffic cameras. The pre-game attire of the Browns' Andrew Hawkins draws praise and criticism. And did your rock favorites finally get their due? Join Rick Jackson for conversation starting at 9:00.
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