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Of Consuming Interest

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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

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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Of Consuming Interest - 4/10/11

Steve Brobeck, executive director of the Consumer Federation of America, discusses a survey that revealed large gaps in consumers' knowledge about credit scores and the low rate of savings in this country.

Monday - 04/11/2011, 12:47pm EDT
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Of Consuming Interest - 4/03/11

Dr. Michael Duplessie -- an ophthalmologist -- discusses eye health, new developments in eye care and treatment for diseases of the eyes.

Sunday - 04/03/2011, 04:26pm EDT
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Of Consuming Interest - 3/27/11

Joe Hemsley, a financial planner with Ameriprise Financial, discusses the impact of the federal deficit, world uprisings, and a slow housing market on investment strategies.

Sunday - 03/27/2011, 04:30pm EDT
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Of Consuming Interest - 3/20/11

Ann Harkins of the National Crime Prevention Council discusses sexting, which involves sending sexually explicit messages or nude photos via electronic devices -- a practice that is becoming increasingly common among tweens and teens.

Sunday - 03/20/2011, 04:30pm EDT
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Of Consuming Interest - 3/13/11

Joel Gurin of the Federal Communications Commission discusses bill shock, accessibility to communication services and products and new initiatives undertaken by the commission.

Sunday - 03/13/2011, 04:18pm EDT
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Of Consuming Interest - 3/6/11

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

Sunday - 03/06/2011, 04:30pm EST
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Of Consuming Interest - 2/27/11

Dr. Howard Osterman, past president of the District of Columbia Podiatric Medical Association now in private practice in the D.C. area, discusses common foot problems and treatment options.

Sunday - 02/27/2011, 07:30pm EST
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Of Consuming Interest - 2/20/11

Audiologist Jennifer Cushing discusses hearing loss, the effects of workplace noise and loud music on hearing and ways to protect against hearing damage.

Sunday - 02/20/2011, 05:55pm EST
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Of Consuming Interest - 2/13/11

Michele Menapace, former president of the Fairfax County Council of PTAs, discusses the campaign to improve the nutritional value of foods served to school children. Studies show that better nutrition can result in improved school performance.

Sunday - 02/13/2011, 07:58pm EST
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