11:09 am, December 20, 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

Understanding your insurance needs - 1/26/14

Madelyn Flannagan and Sue Nester, representatives of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America, discuss a recent survey that indicates consumers make some very serious mistakes in buying insurance and that nearly 40% of consumers don't know what is in their insurance policies.

Saturday - 01/25/2014, 10:03am EST
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Starting a small business - 1/19/14

Hal Shelton of Blu Venture Investors talks about why you need a business plan when starting a small business.

Saturday - 01/18/2014, 11:08am EST
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The future of the economy - 1/12/14

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.

Saturday - 01/11/2014, 11:22am EST
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When hatred goes viral - 1/5/14

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

Saturday - 01/04/2014, 10:25am EST
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Detecting and preventing colon cancer - 12/29/13

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.

Sunday - 12/29/2013, 10:58am EST
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The future of smartphones - 12/22/13

Rob Forsyth of AT&T discusses developments in communications technology, the It Can Wait campaign against texting while driving, and the use of smart phone apps in promoting health and fitness.

Sunday - 12/22/2013, 08:38am EST
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Your financial afterlife - 12/15/13

Evan Farr, a certified elder law attorney, discusses wills, trusts, organ donations and the importance of long term planning.

Friday - 12/20/2013, 01:11pm EST
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Consumers' access to the legal system- 12/8/13

Tom Gordon, executive director at Consumers for a Responsive Legal System, discusses the need for making a will and other reasons you may need to go to court or have a lawyer.

Saturday - 12/07/2013, 12:25pm EST
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Protecting your personal financial information - 12/1/13

Maxine Sweet, vice president of public education with Experian, explains the difference between identity theft and credit card theft and discusses ways to protect against these crimes.

Sunday - 12/01/2013, 11:00am EST
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Massage for stress relief - 11/24/13

Marc Parsonts, a nationally certified massage therapist, discusses the various types of massage and how it can relieve pain, stress and increase flexibility as well as help prevent injuries.

Saturday - 11/23/2013, 10:59am EST
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Keeping adult children in the loop on your finances - 11/17/13

Jessica Anderson from Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine discusses why parents should provide general information about their finances to adult children as well as other critical information about long term care, etc.

Saturday - 11/09/2013, 11:24am EST
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Insuring a happy holiday - 11/10/13

Sue Nester of Trusted Choice and Mike McCartin, an independent insurance broker, discuss insurance needs for travel, liability for hosting a party, and why all consumers should add an inexpensive umbrella policy to their homeowners policy.

Saturday - 11/09/2013, 11:20am EST
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Bricks and mortar in the age of the Internet - 11/3/13

Matthew Shay of the National Retail Federation discusses marketing trends and how brick-and-mortar stores are meeting the challenge of the Internet.

Saturday - 11/02/2013, 11:05am EDT
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Financial health - 10/20/13

Consumer Action's Ruth Susswein talks about managing your money.

Saturday - 10/19/2013, 10:29am EDT
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Protecting the consumer - 10/13/13

Eric Friedman, director of Montogomery County's Office of Consumer Protection, discusses predatory towing and other issues of concern to the public.

Saturday - 10/12/2013, 11:27am EDT
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Personal finances - 10/6/13

Joe Hemsley, financial advisor with Ameriprise, discusses personal finance issues.

Saturday - 10/12/2013, 11:16am EDT
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Auto safety - 9/29/13

Clarence Ditlow of the Center for Auto Safety talks about safety recalls, how new technology is used to reduce truck accidents, cars that drive themselves and much more.

Saturday - 09/28/2013, 02:43pm EDT
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Buying a car - 9/22/13

Jack Gillis, author of The Car Book, talks about buying a car.

Saturday - 09/21/2013, 12:02pm EDT
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Farmers markets - 9/15/13

The founder of the farmers market in Olney, Md. talks about its benefits to the community.

Saturday - 09/14/2013, 02:42pm EDT
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Climate change - 9/8/13

Pat Michaels of the Cato Institute discusses the impact of climate change-related regulations on the economy and the consumer.

Saturday - 09/07/2013, 01:36pm EDT
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