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Mary Lou Cooper

Mary Lou Cooper reports on consumer issues for KSFR as well as on politics and elder affairs. She also assists radio journalist Dave Marash at KSFR, conducting research and booking for the “Here and There with Dave Marash” program. She has worked for the U.S. Congress as well as for the Nevada and Tennessee legislatures, and remains a political junkie. She worked many years for an association of Western state legislatures and was a contributor to “Capitol Ideas,” a national magazine about state government.  In 2016 Cooper received a public service award from the New Mexico Broadcasting Association for her KSFR story on Internet romance scams.  She has received journalism awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and from the National Federation of Press Women. She grew up in Oak Ridge, TN and received her BA from Emory University in Atlanta and her MA from the University of Texas Austin.  She also holds fiction and screenwriting certificates from the University of Washington.

KSFR continues its ongoing consumer-protection series with today's feature on deceptive practices in the automobile repair industry.  Mary Lou Cooper talks with the New Mexico Attorney General's office to learn more.  

The American Automobile Association predicts that more than 35 thousand New Mexicans will hit the roads, rails and skies this Labor Day weekend. 86-percent of those will travel by automobile.  KSFR’s Mary Lou Cooper asked AAA to give our listeners tips for a safe and enjoyable holiday.

You've probably heard the famous quote that "Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it."  Well, it's true.  Rain or shine, we KSFR weather junkies can't stop talking about the weather.  Today, reporter Mary Lou Cooper takes a look at 2015 New Mexico weather--where we've been and what's ahead.

In partnership with the New Mexico Attorney General's office, KSFR has launched a series of reports on consumer protection issues.  Today's story on mortgage foreclosure is the first in that series. 

In Part 1 of KSFR’s story about on-line dating scams, reporter Mary Lou Cooper spoke with AARP fraud specialist Dr. Doug Shadel.  Shadel told  the story of “Amy,” a widow who lost hundreds of thousands of dollars to an anonymous romance scammer.  In today’s follow-up piece, we learn more about Amy and about the love con artists who prey on vulnerable men and women.

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