11:53 am, March 2, 2015

Of Consuming Interest

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Of Consuming Interest is a weekly show hosted by Shirley Rooker that examines the most important consumer issues today. Shirley can be reached via email at shirley@callforaction.org

What a pothole can cost you - 3/1/15

Sue Nester, spokeswoman for the Trusted Choice Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America, and Mike McCartin of McCartin Insurance talk about the multi-billion dollar cost of potholes to the driving public.

Saturday - 02/28/2015, 11:03am EST
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Federal law and your medical privacy - 2/22/15

Twila Brase, president of the Citizens' Council for Health Freedom, discusses the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and how it is not a protection of your privacy.

Saturday - 02/21/2015, 08:47am EST
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How new technology will shape your life - 2/15/15

Debra Berlyn, president of Consumer Policy Solutions, discusses new technologies such as 3D printers, smart watches, and drones.

Saturday - 02/14/2015, 09:36am EST
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The Federal Reserve and your interest rates - 2/8/15

Greg McBride of Bankrate.com discusses the impact if the Federal Reserve raises interest rates.

Saturday - 01/31/2015, 10:28am EST
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Making the legal system accessible - 1/25/15

Tom Gordon of Consumers for a Responsive Legal System discusses the group's efforts to make the legal system more accessible to consumers.

Saturday - 01/24/2015, 07:30am EST
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The insurance fraud hall of shame - 1/18/15

Jim Quiggle of the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud discusses the tremendous cost of insurance fraud.

Saturday - 01/17/2015, 09:16am EST
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What a pothole can cost you - 1/11/15

Sue Nester, spokesperson for the Trusted Choice Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America, and Mike McCartin of McCartin Insurance talk about the multi-billion dollar cost of potholes to the driving public.

Saturday - 01/10/2015, 08:18am EST
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The best credit cards for travel abroad - 1/4/15

Odysseas Papadimitriou, CEO of CardHub.com, discusses the best credit cards to use for currency conversion when traveling abroad.

Saturday - 01/03/2015, 10:40am EST
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Big data - 12/28/14

David LeDuc of the Software and Information Industry Association discusses how big data can help in solving crimes and preventing government fraud.

Saturday - 12/27/2014, 08:15am EST
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The move toward electronic gift cards - 12/21/14

Jeanine Skowronsky of bankrate.com discusses the changes that have taken place in gift cards and how the move is toward gift cards that are electronic rather than the traditional plastic cards.

Saturday - 12/20/2014, 08:02am EST
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Teens mentoring seniors - 12/14/14

Brenda Rusnak and Saffron Cassaday, developers of the documentary film "Cyber Seniors," discuss how their project has helped seniors feel comfortable using the Internet and social networking sites.

Saturday - 12/13/2014, 07:49am EST
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Credit card warranties - 12/7/14

Jill Gonzalez, spokesperson for CardHub.com, compares the extended warranties offered by credit cards.

Saturday - 12/06/2014, 08:48am EST
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Teens mentoring seniors - 11/30/14

Brenda Rusnak and Saffron Cassaday, developers of the documentary film "Cyber Seniors," discuss how their project has helped seniors feel comfortable using the Internet and social networking sites.

Saturday - 11/29/2014, 08:11am EST
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The move toward electronic gift cards - 11/23/14

Jeanine Skowronsky of bankrate.com discusses the changes that have taken place in gift cards and how the move is toward gift cards that are electronic rather than the traditional plastic cards.

Saturday - 11/22/2014, 09:29am EST
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How state taxation affects business - 11/16/14

Joe Henchman of the Tax Foundation discusses the impact of state taxes on businesses.

Saturday - 11/22/2014, 09:27am EST
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Hearing loss at the workplace -- 11/09/14

Audiologist Jennifer Cushing discusses hearing loss, the effects of workplace noise and loud music on hearing, and ways to protect against hearing damage.

Saturday - 11/08/2014, 10:42am EST
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Adjusting your own insurance - 11/2/14

Laura Adams, a senior analyst with insurancequotes.com, discusses how consumers can save up to 19% on their car insurance by increasing the deductible from $500 to $1,000, depending on the state in which they live.

Saturday - 11/01/2014, 01:18pm EDT
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Hidden price increases - 10/19/14

Edgar Dworsky, founder of www.mouseprint.org and www.consumerworld.org , discusses how manufacturers are downsizing products without reducing prices.

Saturday - 10/18/2014, 08:30am EDT
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Managing your portfolio - 10/12/14

Certified financial planner Joe Hemsley of Ameriprise Financial Services talks about investing in the stock market and shares other financial strategies for today's post-recession economy.

Saturday - 10/11/2014, 09:11am EDT
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Finding the best school for your child - 9/28/14

Andrew Campanella, president of School Choice Week, discusses the many types of educational opportunities for children.

Saturday - 09/27/2014, 07:15am EDT
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