7:49 am, March 4, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sports injuries - 4/21/13

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sports injuries - 1/27/13

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

Saturday - 01/26/2013, 01:57pm EST

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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