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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

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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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