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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.
10.16.18 | A group of pastors in Texas are suing the city of Austin to overturn an employment nondiscrimination ordinance, saying it doesn’t include an exemption for “employers who hold religious objections” to LGBTQ people. A London couple on honeymoon in Sri Lanka buys the hotel they were staying at after 12 glasses of rum each, and a white couple whose black babysitter was followed by a white woman and questioned by police said they were in disbelief about the incident.
10.17.18 | The top ten most stressed out states to live in might come as a surprise. Six factors were used to compile the list—long commute times, unemployment, hours worked, population density, home price-to-income ratio and the number of uninsured residents in each state. Police are not happy about googly eyes showing up on historic statues, and Tituss Burgess will host a London to New York Virgin Atlantic flight featuring drag queen bingo and live performances for WorldPride in June 2019.
10.10.18 | Working for yourself and being your own boss might also lead to better mental and physical health. Switzerland has voted to impose the strictest penalties in the world for trans- and homophobia, putting them on par with racism. Those found guilty of either could face up to three years in prison. A hotel in Brisbane was forced to apologize for a ‘sexist’ ad featuring a couple enjoying breakfast in bed, and ‘drunk’ birds are causing havoc in a Minnesota town.
10.09.18 | The Toys R Us bankruptcy auction was canceled, and the brand may be set for a revival. Your monthly car payment can be a wealth killer by preventing savings, and a landscaper in Georgia won’t work for a gay couple.
10.03.18 | While the Out & Equal Workplace Summit takes place in Seattle, The Focus Group traveled to the frontline to speak with two HR professionals regarding diversity, inclusion, and the fast-changing worker/employer landscape. Machelle Williams and David Bruce of Volkswagen serve up the challenges and opportunities facing many companies right now. But first, did Disney “white wash” a Princess, and a bridal parties list of crazy demands.