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Of Consuming Interest

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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

Hearing loss - 7/22/12

Dr. Ken Henry, an audiologist and director of Professional Hearing Services, discusses hearing loss, the causes and prevention, as well as new technology and improvements in hearing devices.

Saturday - 07/21/2012, 12:10pm EDT
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Insurance - 7/15/12

Bob Rusbuldt and Sue Nester of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America discuss insurance for college students' personal belongings and the difference between insurance for a condo and a house.

Saturday - 07/14/2012, 12:40pm EDT
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Heart health - 7/8/12

Dr. Richard Rubin, a Chevy Chase cardiologist and chief of cardiology at Sibley Hospital, discusses how fats, carbs, diet and exercise affect the heart.

Saturday - 07/07/2012, 09:54am EDT
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Add-on insurance - 7/1/12

Bob Hunter of the Consumer Federation of America discusses add-on insurance policies that cost consumers millions and may not be needed.

Saturday - 06/30/2012, 01:34pm EDT
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Safer driving - 6/24/12

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

Saturday - 06/23/2012, 01:23pm EDT
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Insurance fraud - 6/17/12

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

Saturday - 06/16/2012, 11:32am EDT
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Small business and the economy - 6/10/12

Steve Pociask of The American Consumer Institute discusses how small businesses affect the economy and provide a majority of new jobs and talks about the burdens imposed by taxes and overregulation.

Saturday - 06/09/2012, 12:10pm EDT
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Sports injuries - 6/3/12

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

Saturday - 06/02/2012, 10:58am EDT
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Checking up on your lawyer - 5/27/12

Rodd Santomauro of HALT discusses the difficulty in determining if a lawyer has been disciplined as well as ways to make the legal system more accessible to consumers.

Saturday - 05/26/2012, 12:44pm EDT
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Get the car facts from Carfax - 5/20/12

Chris Basso of Carfax discusses how to buy a used car, airbag fraud, and the millions of cars that have never had safety recalls fixed.

Saturday - 05/19/2012, 10:41am EDT
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Washington Checkbook - 5/13/12

Robert Krughoff of www.checkbook.org discusses how to find the best veterinarians, health clubs, house cleaners and home security systems. The website provides information on the quality and cost of these services.

Saturday - 05/12/2012, 10:50am EDT
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Keep or toss? - 5/6/12

Kim Lankford of Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine discusses which records should be retained and for how long and which can be shredded.

Saturday - 05/05/2012, 11:47am EDT
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The role of nursing in health care - 4/30/12

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 - 04/28/2012, 02:21pm EDT
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Massage: it's not just for relaxation - 4/22/12

Marc Parsont, a nationally certified massage therapist, discusses the various types of massage and how they help relieve pain and increase flexibility as well as help prevent injuries.

Saturday - 04/21/2012, 11:24am EDT
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Eye health - 4/15/12

Dr. Michael Duplesse discusses eye health, how to protect your eyes, innovations in treatment of diseases of the eye and the effect the sun has on your eyes.

Saturday - 04/14/2012, 11:52am EDT
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The pharmacist as friend - 4/8/12

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 - 04/07/2012, 02:55pm EDT
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Small claims court - 4/1/12

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 - 03/31/2012, 12:48pm EDT
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The latest on foreclosures - 3/25/12

Pat Esswein of Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine discusses the foreclosure settlement with the five largest mortgage lenders and servicers and what it will mean to homeowners who are having financial problems.

Saturday - 03/24/2012, 12:51pm EDT
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Preparing for the death of a family member - 3/18/12

Karen Frank with the Hospice of the Chesapeake and Tim McDonough, a volunteer with Hospice, discuss the many programs offered to both terminal patients and their families.

Saturday - 03/17/2012, 11:28am EDT
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Car buying - 3/11/12

Jack Gillis, author of "The Car Book," discusses auto safety, gas mileage and how to get the best price, and lists the best buys for 2012.

Saturday - 03/10/2012, 10:49am EST
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