3:13 pm, May 30, 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

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

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

Sports injuries - 6/3/12

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

Saturday - 06/02/2012, 10:58am EDT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sports injuries - 2/19/12

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

Saturday - 02/18/2012, 10:15am EST

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

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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