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Meet Tim Bennett and John Nash, co-hosts of The Focus Group, their weekly broadcast that invites you to share in a friendship spanning 30 plus years, while serving up the savvy side of nine to five. Together Tim and John bring to life the show’s motto of Listen, Laugh and Learn with entertaining banter and unique voices.


TFG Unbuttoned: Virginia to offer non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people

02.11.20 | Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is set to sign the Virginia Values Act, a sweeping LGBTQ anti-discrimination law that adds sexual orientation and gender identity to the state’s pre-existing civil rights protections, banning discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations. Elections matter. Please vote! Also, a British Airways 747 breaks the subsonic trans-Atlantic speed record, and an Uber driver does the wrong thing, and Trumpers add to the Iowa Caucus mess by jamming phone lines.

Personality traits of entrepreneurs

02.12.20 | Can you rescind a job offer if a poor reference comes in late? Do you have the 7 traits of an entrepreneur? Find out on this week’s Shop Talk. But first, ride with Lance Armstrong for a hefty fee, and West Virginia is encouraging Virginia counties to secede to WV now that Democrats have control in the statehouse. VEXIT! Sam Blanc, founder of Roto-Rooter, is our Business Birthday.


Men schmoozing men leads to promotion

02.05.20 | Shop Talk this week looks at a Harvard research study that confirms men who schmooze men in the workplace are more likely to get promoted. But first, we quarterback the Super Bowl ads and conclude that digital media has ruined the fun of tuning in to the live broadcast. Ever wonder how Ruth’s Chris Steak House got its name? Learn the origin during our Business Birthday honoring Ruth Fertel.

TFG Unbuttoned: Brown eggs versus white eggs

02.04.20 | For as long as we can remember there has been discussion about whether one color egg taste better or is better for you. Studies show an egg is an egg with negligible difference between white versus brown. But first, a small town in New York State rallies around a harassed trans neighbor who received threatening letters from a group of bigots who also killed her cat. Then, 23 and Me has layoffs as fewer people are buying the DNA test kits.

All you have to do is ask

01.29.20 | Business Professor and author Dr. Wayne Baker, from the University of Michigan, is our guest. His latest book, All You have to do is Ask…How to master the most important skill for success, proves that asking for help in business or personal life can lead to success. But first, the father of the laser printer dies, and U-Haul won’t hire smokers anymore.