10:01 pm, April 26, 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

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

When to retire - 1/13/13

Knight Kiplinger, who heads the Kiplinger financial media company in Washington, D.C., talks about when to retire.

Saturday - 01/12/2013, 11:36am EST

Crime prevention -1/6/13

Michelle Boykins of the National Crime Prevention Council discusses cyberbullying, Internet safety, increasing violence against teens and the McGruff Club.

Saturday - 01/05/2013, 03:07pm EST

Massage for stress relief - 12/30/12

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 - 12/29/2012, 11:40am EST

Protecting your valuable information - 12/23/12

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.

Saturday - 12/29/2012, 11:36am EST

Retirement planning and investment - 12/16/12

Stuart Ritter, a certified financial planner with T. Rowe Price, discusses retirement planning and investment.

Saturday - 12/15/2012, 11:03am EST

Making the legal system more consumer-friendly

Tom Gordon from Responsive Law discussing the organization's efforts to make the legal system more accessible to consumers.

Saturday - 12/08/2012, 09:45am EST

Saving money on your 2012 taxes - 12/2/12

The Nightly Business Report's "tax guru," Kevin McCormally, talks about ways you can lessen your incomwe tax burden for the current year.

Saturday - 12/01/2012, 02:43pm EST

Consumer-friendly legal reform - 11/25/12

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 - 11/24/2012, 12:50pm EST

Advances in hip and knee replacements - 11/18/12

Dr. Kevin Fricka, an orthopedic surgeon, discusses minimally invasive techniques used in knee and hip replacements and how these methods reduce recovery time.

Saturday - 11/17/2012, 01:11pm EST

Holiday insurance needs - 11/11/12

Mike McCartin, an independent insurance broker, and Sue Nester with Trusted Choice discuss insurance issues including holiday liability, renters insurance for college students, and flood insurance.

Saturday - 11/10/2012, 01:39pm EST

Small business and the economy - 11/4/12

Steve Pociask of the American Consumer Institute discusses how small businesses affect the economy and provide a majority of new jobs.

Saturday - 11/03/2012, 01:59pm EDT

The green house - 10/28/12

Mike Baldwin, of Baldwin Homes, and Tim McDonough, an interior designer, discuss a green house that can be heated and cooled for about $200 a month. The profits from this environment-friendly house will be donated to charity.

Saturday - 10/27/2012, 01:43pm EDT

The pharmacist as friend - 10/21/12

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 - 10/20/2012, 12:53pm EDT
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