3:20 pm, December 21, 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

Insurance fraud - 9/1/13

James Quiggle from the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud discusses the cost of insurance fraud and some of the common frauds which can cost consumers money as well as their lives.

Saturday - 08/31/2013, 01:28pm EDT
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Insurance fraud - 8/25/13

Jim Quiggle of the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud discusses the enormous cost of insurance fraud.

Saturday - 08/24/2013, 11:41am EDT
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Small claims court - 8/18/13

Tom Gordon, executive director, Consumers for a Responsive Legal System, discusses small claims 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 - 08/17/2013, 12:48pm EDT
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The future of smartphone technology - 8/11/13

Rob Forsyth, vice president and general manager at AT&T Mobility , speaks to the future of smartphone technology.

Saturday - 08/10/2013, 01:56pm EDT
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Insurance fraud - 8/4/13

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 - 08/03/2013, 12:42pm EDT
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When hatred goes viral - 7/28/13

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

Saturday - 07/27/2013, 01:28pm EDT
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Detecting and preventing colon cancer - 7/21/13

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

Saturday - 07/20/2013, 01:45pm EDT
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The cost of federal regulations - 7/14/13

Wayne Crews, vice president for policy and director of technology studies at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, explores the impact of government regulation on free enterprise.

Saturday - 07/13/2013, 02:09pm EDT
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Getting rid of clutter in your home and office - 7/7/13

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 - 07/06/2013, 01:22pm EDT
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Auto safety - 6/30/13

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 - 06/29/2013, 12:52pm EDT
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Getting your money's worth - 6/23/13

Kevin Brasler of the Consumers' Checkbook talks about finding the best service people in your area.

Saturday - 06/22/2013, 02:21pm EDT
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Putting a stop to hatred on the Internet - 6/16/13

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 - 06/15/2013, 12:58pm EDT
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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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