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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.

THIS WEEKS SHOW

TFG Unbuttoned: The iPhone made me gay

10.08.19 | A Russian national is suing Apple claiming an app made him gay. But first, one writer feels the current GM labor strike is more about the demise of the combustion engine as electrification becomes more popular. A California police department tests a Tesla for their fleet in order to reduce their carbon footprint and maintenance costs. They did not foresee the battery drain during a high-speed chase but are still positive about the addition of the electric car to the fleet.

Gender-neutral dolls by Mattel

10.09.19 | Mattel has launched a brand of gender-neutral dolls. How long will these last or sell? Seattle offers up hunky baristas for your morning jolt, and the founder of Benihana, Rocky Aoki is our Business Birthday. Then, a former Google executive implores leaders in all companies, big and small, to get their culture right.

PAST SHOWS

Say nothing if you want to sound smarter

10.02.19 | A new study shows that people who are thoughtful in their speech and pause between words often come across as smarter. What do you think? An LGBT Center in Ohio is seeking donations, San Francisco residents take the homeless problem into their own hands, and cranberry magnate, Marcus Urann is our Business Birthday.

TFG Unbuttoned: Man visits animal shelter for a daily catnap

10.01.19 | A Greenbay animal shelter has a daily volunteer that comes in to brush the cats and often takes a nap then wakes to brush another feline. Tim thinks this could be part of John’s future retirement routine. But first, ride share companies appear to discriminate against people of color based on name and LGBTQ people based upon photo imagery such as a “rainbow filter.” Then, a woman in France has struck gold with a lost masterpiece from Cimabue hanging over her hotplate. At auction this month the 12th century painting is expected to fetch upwards of $6 million dollars.

The number one skill parents need to teach their kids

09.25.19 | Parents need to teach children to be indistractable and we agree but think all people should employ the practice. A Richard Branson adults-only cruise has us wondering and coyotes are seen in Marietta, Ohio. The police department sent out specific instructions when observing coyote behavior. Salesforce Founder Marc Benioff is 55, and the Maple Creme Oreo taste test is a success. The boys in the booth think the cookies should be mixed into pancake batter!

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