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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

Emergency preparedness - 10/30/11

Andrea Brands, director of public affairs for AT&T, and Kelly Morrison, public information officer for AT&T, discuss the telecommunications giant's public safety initiatives concerning disaster preparedness and texting while driving.

Saturday - 11/19/2011, 03:39pm EST
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Getting the insurance you need - 10/23/11

How to be prepared in the event of a natural disaster with the proper insurance, with guests Bob Rusbuldt and Sue Nester, chief executive officer of and spokesperson for the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA).

Saturday - 11/19/2011, 03:16pm EST
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Taking a bite out of cyberbullying and other crimes - 10/16/11

Talking cyberbullying, Internet fraud and McGruff the Crime Dog with the National Crime Prevention Council's Michelle Boykins.

Sunday - 11/06/2011, 12:42pm EST
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Pre-paid phone cards - 10/9/11

Pre-paid phone cards and "cramming," with the Federal Communications Commission's Joel Gurin.

Sunday - 11/06/2011, 12:28pm EST
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Heart Health - 10/2/11

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

Saturday - 11/05/2011, 03:35pm EDT
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Moving tips - 9/25/11

Advice on moving from Ian Grossman, Vice President, Member Services & Public Affairs at the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators.

Saturday - 11/05/2011, 02:35pm EDT
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How your information is used online - 9/18/11

Steve Pociask of The American Consumer Institute discusses how your information is used by search engines, how taxes affect technology, and other issues.

Sunday - 09/18/2011, 07:40pm EDT
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Making smart financial choices - 9/11/11

Janet Bodnar, editor of Kiplinger's Personal Finance, discusses when to begin collecting Social Security, when to pay off your mortgage and whether to buy or lease a car.

Wednesday - 09/14/2011, 07:50pm EDT
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Services aid mentally ill, families - 9/4/11

Katie Slye-Griffin of the National Alliance on Mental Illness discusses the organization's free programs and support for families with members who suffer from mental illness.

Tuesday - 09/06/2011, 05:53pm EDT
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Food bank aims to tackle area hunger - 8/28/11

Christel Hair of the Capital Area Food Bank and volunteer Odonna Mathews discuss the shortage of resources to meet the needs of nearly 500,000 hungry people in the metropolitan area.

Tuesday - 09/06/2011, 05:47pm EDT
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Concerns about organized retail crime rings - 8/21/11

Rhett Asher of the National Retail Federation discusses the impact of out-of-date and counterfeit products that are being sold at some online websites and auctions. Not only can they be dangerous to your health, but many of these illegal transactions support terrorist activities.

Wednesday - 08/24/2011, 01:05pm EDT
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The value of getting to know your pharmacist - 08/14/11

Shirley Rooker, Call For Action

Sunday - 08/14/2011, 07:00pm EDT
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Understanding your credit score - 8/7/11

Shirley Rooker, Call For Action director

Sunday - 08/07/2011, 04:27pm EDT
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New consumer initiatives at the FCC - 7/31/11

Shirley Rooker, Call For Action director

Sunday - 08/07/2011, 04:23pm EDT
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New knees, new lease on life - 7/24/11

Shirley Rooker, Call For Action director

Sunday - 08/07/2011, 04:18pm EDT
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Of Consuming Interest - 7/17/11

Chris Cole, of the Independent Community Bankers of America, discusses how regulations affect bank services and impact consumers.

Sunday - 07/17/2011, 03:47pm EDT
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Of Consuming Interest - 7/10/11

John McCarthy, State's Attorney for Montgomery County discusses crime rates, white collar crime and how technology affects fraud.

Monday - 07/11/2011, 01:14pm EDT
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Of Consuming Interest - 7/3/11

Rory Crawford, a moving consultant with J. K. Moving and Storage, discusses how consumers can choose the best mover, ways to check out movers, and how to complain if there is a problem.

Sunday - 07/03/2011, 06:49pm EDT
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Of Consuming Interest - 6/26/11

Mike Stollenwerk of the American Motorists Association discusses speed cameras and red light cameras and their impact on accidents.

Sunday - 06/26/2011, 10:07pm EDT
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Of Consuming Interest - 6/19/11

Stuart Ritter, a Certified Financial Planner with T. Rowe Price discusses the important of teaching young children about finances, ways to keep the discussion interesting, and their new website that is fun and educational for kids and families.

Sunday - 06/19/2011, 06:34pm EDT
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