5:53 pm, December 19, 2014

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

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

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Rhett Asher of the National Retail Federation discusses the impact of out-of-date and counterfeit products that are being sold at some online websites and auctions.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

The value of getting to know your pharmacist - 08/14/11

Shirley Rooker, Call For Action

Sunday - 08/14/2011, 07:00pm EDT

Understanding your credit score - 8/7/11

Shirley Rooker, Call For Action director

Sunday - 08/07/2011, 04:27pm EDT

New consumer initiatives at the FCC - 7/31/11

Shirley Rooker, Call For Action director

Sunday - 08/07/2011, 04:23pm EDT

New knees, new lease on life - 7/24/11

Shirley Rooker, Call For Action director

Sunday - 08/07/2011, 04:18pm EDT

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

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

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

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

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

Of Consuming Interest - 6/12/11

Dr. Alfred Munzer of the Washington Adventist Hospital discusses allergies and whether suffers should be concerned as well as other pulmonary issues.

Sunday - 06/19/2011, 06:30pm EDT

Of Consuming Interest - 6/5/11

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.

Sunday - 06/19/2011, 06:25pm EDT

Of Consuming Interest - 5/29/11

Ken Donohue, former HUD Inspector General, discusses mortgage fraud, signs the mortgage may be fraudulent, the impact of fraud on the housing market, and other issues involving mortgages.

Sunday - 05/29/2011, 06:20pm EDT

Of Consuming Interest - 5/22/11

Rosemary Gibson, author of "The Treatment Trap," discusses how unnecessary medical tests and surgeries are wrecking our health and overloading our medical system.

Thursday - 05/26/2011, 07:06pm EDT

Of Consuming Interest - 5/15/11

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

Monday - 05/16/2011, 12:43pm EDT

Of Consuming Interest - 5/08/11

Maura Harty, of Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Cary Melnyk, a volunteer, talk about the organization, its fundraising projects and how it grants wishes to children with devastating illnesses.

Monday - 05/09/2011, 12:24pm EDT

Of Consuming Interest - 5/01/11

Sue Nester, of Trusted Choice, and Billy Simons, an independent agent, discuss why you should review your homeowners insurance annually, the need for an umbrella policy, your liability as a pet owner and other issues.

Monday - 05/02/2011, 02:01pm EDT

Of Consuming Interest - 4/24/11

Robert Krughoff of Washington Consumers' CHECKBOOK talks about finding a roofer, which supermarkets have the lowest prices and excellent quality and how you can save hundreds of dollars on homeowners insurance.

Monday - 04/25/2011, 01:38pm EDT

Of Consuming Interest - 4/17/11

Karen Frank with Hospice of the Chesapeake and Tim McDonough -- a volunteer with the organization -- discuss various programs, including a camp for kids who have lost a family member and an upcoming benefit.

Monday - 04/18/2011, 12:29pm EDT
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