6:15 pm, September 16, 2014

Of Consuming Interest

Sundays at 10:30 p.m.

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

Protect your health information - 9/14/14

Jules Polonetsky, Future of Privacy Forum, discusses the benefits and drawbacks of consumer-generated health information, such as through health or exercise apps.

Saturday - 09/13/2014, 08:44am EDT
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Securities investment fraud - 9/7/14

Owen Donley, Chief Counsel, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, discusses how fraudsters have turned to social media to scam securities investors.

Saturday - 09/06/2014, 08:47am EDT
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Personal finances - 8/31/14

Financial advisor Joe Hemsley discusses the ins and outs of personal finance.

Saturday - 08/30/2014, 07:15am EDT
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The best credit cards for travel abroad - 8/24/14

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

Saturday - 08/23/2014, 08:14am EDT
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What a pothole can cost you - 8/17/14

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 - 08/16/2014, 09:27am EDT
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Stop unwanted phone calls - 8/10/14

Aaron Foss, the developer of Nomorobo, discusses how this innovative program stops those annoying computer generated phone calls.

Saturday - 08/09/2014, 09:46am EDT
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The FCC and Net neutrality

James Gattuso of the Heritage Foundation discusses the Federal Communications Commission's proposed regulation of the internet and what "net neutrality" really means for business and consumers.

Saturday - 08/02/2014, 09:21am EDT
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Big data - 7/27/14

David LeDuc of the Software and Information Industry Association discusses how big data can help in solving crimes and preventing government fraud, as well as the benefits to consumers.

Saturday - 07/26/2014, 07:42am EDT
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Colon cancer screening - 7/21/14

Dr. Richard Gelfand discusses colon cancer, which is the second most common cancer in this country, and points out the necessity of prevention and detection.

Saturday - 07/19/2014, 09:45am EDT
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Putting a stop to hatred on the Internet - 7/13/14

Chris Wolf, an Internet lawyer with Hogan Lovells, discusses his new book, "Viral Hate," and ways to stop the spread of hate on the Web without government regulation or stifling free speech.

Saturday - 07/12/2014, 09:34am EDT
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The future of the economy - 7/6/14

Bob Long, chairman of Ariba Asset Management, discusses the indicators that we are in for strong economic growth and the signs there may be some bumps along the road to economic recovery.

Sunday - 07/06/2014, 05:16pm EDT
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The rising costs of health care - 6/29/14

Kim Langford of Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine discusses the Affordable Care Act and how consumers can lessen some of the financial impact of higher premiums, reduced network of doctors and higher costs for medicine.

Saturday - 06/28/2014, 09:43am EDT
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Legal tips for the little guy - 6/15/14

Tom Gordon with Consumers for a Responsive Legal System discusses law changes in California's small claims court, making a contract with a lawyer and how to complain about a lawyer.

Sunday - 06/15/2014, 08:05am EDT
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Deer-proofing your garden - 6/8/14

Sandy Farber of the University of the District of Columbia's Cooperative Extension Services discusses plants that deer are less likely to eat and strategies for keeping deer out of your garden.

Saturday - 06/14/2014, 11:08am EDT
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Protecting your health information - 6/1/14

Jules Polonetsky, Future of Privacy Forum, discusses the benefits and drawbacks of consumer generated health information, such as through health or exercise apps.

Saturday - 05/31/2014, 08:26am EDT
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The best credit cards for travel abroad - 5/18/14

Odysseas Papadimitriou, CEO of CardHub.com, discusses the best credit cards to use for currency conversion when traveling abroad. In addition, the best small business credit cards are examined.

Saturday - 05/17/2014, 09:12am EDT
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Staring a small business - 5/11/14

Hal Shelton, author of the book :The Secrets to Writing a Successful Business Plan," discusses strategies for starting a small business including ways to obtain financing and networking as well as the use of social media.

Saturday - 05/10/2014, 08:08am EDT
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Stop unwanted phone calls - 5/4/14

Aaron Foss, the developer of Nomorobo, discusses how this innovative program stops those annoying computer-generated phone calls. The system is available through the phone company or cable service for Internet-based phone systems.

Saturday - 05/03/2014, 10:51am EDT
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Hospice care - 4/27/14

Karen Frank and Tim McDonough discuss the Hospice of the Chesapeake's programs such as the final salute for veterans, bereavement counseling for grieving family, and both in-home and residential services for terminally ill patients.

Saturday - 04/19/2014, 12:13pm EDT
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How much is that doggy? - 4/13/14

Janet Bodnar, editor of Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, discusses the cost of owning a pet and how to cut some of those costs as well as whether outlet malls are really a good deal.

Saturday - 04/12/2014, 11:17am EDT
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