A weekly talk show about people in the Mon Valley area of Pittsburgh

A weekly public affairs show about McKeesport and the Mon Valley, produced in cooperation with WEDO (810) and WZUM (1550).

Two Rivers, 30 Minutes for 3-6-2020

03-06-2020

Topic: Do you have a right to repair your own technology?

Guests: Emma Horst-Martz of PennPIRG and Tim Mentzer of Mentzer Repairs, Ephrata, Pa.

How Topic Discussed: Manufacturers of devices ranging from phones to computers to washing machines, tractors and cars are trying to stop consumers from fixing their own devices. The companies claim it's too dangerous, and in some cases they void their products' warranties or even sue consumers. Why should consumers have the "right to repair" their devices? How can consumers fight back and protect themselves? What are steps local residents can take if they feel their rights have been violated?

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