7:23 pm, July 24, 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

What a hospice can do for you - 4/13/13

Tim McDonough, a volunteer and board member, and Linda Turner, who works with the Hospice of the Chesapeake, discuss its programs for families who have suffered a devastating loss and the many programs it offers to people who are in the final stages of their life.

Saturday - 04/13/2013, 11:57am EDT
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Insurance fraud - 3/31/13

Jim Quiggle of the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud discusses the dangers of counterfeit air bags, the enormous cost of insurance fraud and some notorious scams.

Saturday - 03/30/2013, 12:53pm EDT
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Improving nursing care - 3/17/13

Mary Naylor of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation discusses the impact nursing care has on patients and the practices and procedures necessary to improve the level of care.

Saturday - 03/09/2013, 12:44pm EST
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Colon cancer - 3/10/13

Dr. Richard Gelfand discusses colon cancer, which is the second most common cause of cancer deaths in this country.

Saturday - 03/09/2013, 12:39pm EST
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Bricks and mortar in the age of the Internet - 3/3/13

Matthew Shay of the National Retail Federation discusses marketing trends, how brick-and-mortar stores are meeting the challenge of the internet, and its search for interesting retail stories.

Saturday - 03/02/2013, 12:50pm EST
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Eye health - 2/24/13

Dr. Michael Duplessie, an ophthalmologist, discusses diseases of the eye and new treatments, as well as ways to help prevent the loss of vision.

Saturday - 02/23/2013, 01:37pm EST
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The pharmacist as friend - 2/17/13

Jason McCarthy, a pharmacy supervisor for CVS, discusses drug interactions, why you should take cholesterol-lowering drugs at night, and the value of establishing a relationship with a pharmacist.

Saturday - 02/16/2013, 12:53pm EST
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Auto safety - 2/10/13

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 - 02/09/2013, 01:09pm EST
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Buying a Used Car - 2/3/13

Chris Basso, public relations manager for Carfax, discusses buying a used car, the importance of checking its history and having it inspected by a mechanic before making a purchase.

Saturday - 02/02/2013, 12:36pm EST
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Sports injuries - 1/27/13

Dr. Marc Connell, an orthopedic surgeon, discusses sports injuries, treatments and prevention.

Saturday - 01/26/2013, 01:57pm EST
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Lifetime planning - 1/20/13

Evan Farr, a certified elder law attorney, talks about lifetime planning.

Saturday - 01/19/2013, 12:28pm EST
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When to retire - 1/13/13

Knight Kiplinger, who heads the Kiplinger financial media company in Washington, D.C., talks about when to retire.

Saturday - 01/12/2013, 11:36am EST
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Crime prevention -1/6/13

Michelle Boykins of the National Crime Prevention Council discusses cyberbullying, Internet safety, increasing violence against teens and the McGruff Club.

Saturday - 01/05/2013, 03:07pm EST
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Massage for stress relief - 12/30/12

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 - 12/29/2012, 11:40am EST
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Protecting your valuable information - 12/23/12

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.

Saturday - 12/29/2012, 11:36am EST
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Retirement planning and investment - 12/16/12

Stuart Ritter, a certified financial planner with T. Rowe Price, discusses retirement planning and investment.

Saturday - 12/15/2012, 11:03am EST
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Making the legal system more consumer-friendly

Tom Gordon from Responsive Law discussing the organization's efforts to make the legal system more accessible to consumers.

Saturday - 12/08/2012, 09:45am EST
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Saving money on your 2012 taxes - 12/2/12

The Nightly Business Report's "tax guru," Kevin McCormally, talks about ways you can lessen your incomwe tax burden for the current year.

Saturday - 12/01/2012, 02:43pm EST
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Consumer-friendly legal reform - 11/25/12

Rodd Santomauro of HALT discusses ways the organization is working to make the small claims court more responsive to consumers as well its efforts to reform states' lawyer discipline procedures.

Saturday - 11/24/2012, 12:50pm EST
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Advances in hip and knee replacements - 11/18/12

Dr. Kevin Fricka, an orthopedic surgeon, discusses minimally invasive techniques used in knee and hip replacements and how these methods reduce recovery time.

Saturday - 11/17/2012, 01:11pm EST
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