3:57 pm, November 23, 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

Sports injuries - 10/14/12

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

Saturday - 10/13/2012, 12:43pm EDT
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Insurance needs for the holidays - 10/7/12

Bob Rusbuldt and Sue Nester of Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers talk about safety issues during the holidays and the host's liability if something goes wrong

Sunday - 10/07/2012, 12:24pm EDT
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Eye health - 10/1/12

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 - 09/29/2012, 11:29am EDT
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Saving money - 9/23/12

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 - 09/22/2012, 12:20pm EDT
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Safer driving - 9/2/12

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

Saturday - 09/01/2012, 09:40am EDT
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Insurance fraud - 8/26/12

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

Saturday - 08/25/2012, 12:43pm EDT
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Cell phones - 8/19/12

John Walls with CTIA, The Wireless Association, discusses responsible use of cell phones, new technology, and the organization's consumer education programs.

Saturday - 08/18/2012, 10:42am EDT
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Massage - 8/12/12

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

Sunday - 08/12/2012, 11:00am EDT
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Family Services - 8/5/12

Tom Harr and Susan Ward of Family Services discuss the agency's programs for victims of domestic violence, people with mental issues, and child development programs.

Saturday - 08/04/2012, 10:42am EDT
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Investment strategies - 7/29/12

Joan Goldwasser of Kiplinger's Personal Magazine discusses investment strategies and how to evaluate your tolerance for risk as well as instruments to consider for your portfolio.

Saturday - 07/28/2012, 09:49am EDT
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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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