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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

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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Money and the generation gap - 3/4/12

Maxine Sweet, vice president of public education with Experian, discusses a recent study that looks at the way different generations spend money, the way they save and how their credit scores differ.

Saturday - 03/03/2012, 12:58pm EST
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Heart health - 2/26/12

Dr Richard Rubin, chief of cardiology at Sibley Hospital, discusses new medications, inflammation and other factors that contribute to heart problems, and treatments.

Saturday - 02/25/2012, 10:58am EST
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Sports injuries - 2/19/12

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

Saturday - 02/18/2012, 10:15am EST
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Retail and the Internet - 2/12/12

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.

Sunday - 02/12/2012, 05:05pm EST
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Eye health - 2/5/12

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 - 02/04/2012, 10:35am EST
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Heart Health - 1/29/12

Maintaining a healthy heart, with Chevy Chase cardiologist Richard Rubin, MD.

Saturday - 01/28/2012, 11:03am EST
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Moving tips - 1/22/12

John Crawford of Collins Brothers Moving and Storage discusses obtaining estimates, pros and cons of types of estimates, how to prepare for a move and much more.

Saturday - 01/21/2012, 12:16pm EST
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Evaluating your investment risk tolerance - 1/15/12

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 - 01/14/2012, 11:09am EST
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Buying a used car - 1/8/12

Chris Basso of CarFax discusses VIN numbers, air bag fraud, cloning of vehicles, and water-damaged cars.

Saturday - 01/07/2012, 11:20am EST
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The CARD Act - 1/1/12

Scott Talbott of the Financial Services Roundtable discusses the CARD Act and how it affects the fees and rules regarding credit cards and gift cards and the impact these changes have on consumers.

Saturday - 12/31/2011, 11:34am EST
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Food Bank - 12/25/11

Christel Hair of the Capital Area Food Bank and Odonna Mathews, a volunteer at CAFB, discuss the shortage of resources to meet the needs of nearly half-million hungry people in the metropolitan area.

Saturday - 12/24/2011, 11:59am EST
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Add-on insurance - 12/18/11

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

Saturday - 12/17/2011, 11:33am EST
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Daniel Heifetz's Music Institute - 12/11

Daniel Heifetz of the Heifetz International Music Institute discusses the programs and performances of the students of the institute at Mary Baldwin College, how they are selected to perform in the program and the many skills they develop during their time at the Institute.

Saturday - 12/10/2011, 11:23am EST
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Keeping the U.S. competitive - 12/4/11

Dr. Rob Atkinson of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation discusses how the U.S. compares to other countries in areas such as scientific research and educational achievement.

Saturday - 12/03/2011, 11:30am EST
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Kids and music - 11/27/11

Daniel Heifetz. founder and director of the Heifetz International Music Institute, talks about the artistic growth and career development of some of the most talented and promising young musicians in the world.

Saturday - 11/26/2011, 01:19pm EST
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Kids and money - 11/20/11

Stuart Ritter of T. Rowe Price discusses ways to help children develop a healthy perspective on spending money during the holidays.

Saturday - 11/19/2011, 03:56pm EST
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Your hearing - 11/13/11

Audiologist Jennifer Cushing discusses hearing loss, the effect of workplace noise as well as loud music on hearing loss and ways to protect against hearing damage.

Saturday - 11/19/2011, 03:50pm EST
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Legal reform - 11/6/11

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 - 11/19/2011, 03:42pm EST
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