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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

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

Heart Health - 1/29/12

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

Saturday - 01/28/2012, 11:03am EST

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

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

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

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

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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