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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Heart Health - 10/2/11

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

Saturday - 11/05/2011, 03:35pm EDT

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

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

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

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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