6:02 am, September 15, 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

The costs of owning a pet - 6/9/13

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 - 06/08/2013, 01:53pm EDT
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Small claims court - 6/2/13

Tom Gordon, executive director, Consumers for a Responsive Legal System, discusses small clams courts, changes that are taking place in some states that will make the legal system more accessible to consumers, and the importance of having a contract with your lawyer.

Saturday - 06/01/2013, 12:11pm EDT
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Storm and travel insurance - 5/26/13

Sue Nester, spokeswoman for the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America, and Mike McCartin of McCartin Insurance discuss ways to be ready for natural disasters.

Saturday - 05/25/2013, 11:34am EDT
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Decluttering your home and office - 5/19/13

Pat Esswein of Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine discusses strategies to use in buying a house and ways you can declutter your office and home.

Saturday - 05/18/2013, 11:41am EDT
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The latest in knee and hip replacements - 5/12/13

Dr. Kevin Fricka, an orthopedic surgeon, discusses minimally invasive techniques used in knee and hip replacements and how this method reduces recovery time.

Saturday - 05/11/2013, 12:23pm EDT
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Planning for retirement - 5/5/13

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

Saturday - 05/04/2013, 12:53pm EDT
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Asset protection - 4/28/13

Evan Farr, an attorney, discusses techniques for protecting assets from probate, nursing home costs, etc.

Saturday - 04/27/2013, 11:03am EDT
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Sports injuries - 4/21/13

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

Saturday - 04/20/2013, 11:05am EDT
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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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