8:07 am, April 18, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Financial health - 10/20/13

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

Saturday - 10/19/2013, 10:29am EDT

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

Personal finances - 10/6/13

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

Saturday - 10/12/2013, 11:16am EDT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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