12:35 pm, April 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

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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Holiday insurance needs - 11/11/12

Mike McCartin, an independent insurance broker, and Sue Nester with Trusted Choice discuss insurance issues including holiday liability, renters insurance for college students, and flood insurance.

Saturday - 11/10/2012, 01:39pm EST
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Small business and the economy - 11/4/12

Steve Pociask of the American Consumer Institute discusses how small businesses affect the economy and provide a majority of new jobs.

Saturday - 11/03/2012, 01:59pm EDT
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The green house - 10/28/12

Mike Baldwin, of Baldwin Homes, and Tim McDonough, an interior designer, discuss a green house that can be heated and cooled for about $200 a month. The profits from this environment-friendly house will be donated to charity.

Saturday - 10/27/2012, 01:43pm EDT
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The pharmacist as friend - 10/21/12

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 - 10/20/2012, 12:53pm EDT
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Sports injuries - 10/14/12

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

Saturday - 10/13/2012, 12:43pm EDT
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Insurance needs for the holidays - 10/7/12

Bob Rusbuldt and Sue Nester of Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers talk about safety issues during the holidays and the host's liability if something goes wrong

Sunday - 10/07/2012, 12:24pm EDT
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Eye health - 10/1/12

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 - 09/29/2012, 11:29am EDT
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Saving money - 9/23/12

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 - 09/22/2012, 12:20pm EDT
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Safer driving - 9/2/12

Andrea Brands of AT&T discusses the company's "It Can Wait" campaign, which educates teens and parents about the dangers of texting.

Saturday - 09/01/2012, 09:40am EDT
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Insurance fraud - 8/26/12

Jim Quiggle of the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud discusses the $80 billion cost to consumers from insurance fraud as well as some of the more outrageous schemes to defraud insurance companies.

Saturday - 08/25/2012, 12:43pm EDT
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