06.07.23 | The US Postal Service released the top cities and top states that accounted for the 5,300 dog bites to letter carriers last year. Caught My Eye covers the recent banning of the Bible from schools in parts of Utah. A consequence of the 2022 Utah law that said children should not be exposed to violence or sexual issues. Brooks Stevens who had his design sense on many iconic US products of the 20th Century is our Business Birthday. In our Road to Pride Segment, David Johns of the National Black Justice Coalition is our guest.
06.06.23 | Sean “Diddy” Combs is claiming racial discrimination against distributor Diageo for not properly marketing his Ciroc Vodka and DeLeon Tequila. Then, your co-workers are getting a minimum of a week off each year if they are smoking during the day at work. Finally, Air New Zealand is weighing passengers to help with fuel costs and better gauging plane loads with an eye on safety.
05.31.23 | Caught My Eye reveals that 20% of US men prefer to sit when doing number 1. Also, the last newsstand in Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station has stopped selling newspapers. John Ringling is our Business Birthday this week. Ringling is one of the 5 brothers that started the Ringling Brothers Circus and went on to buy every traveling circus in America, including Barnum and Bailey. Our Road to Pride segment visits with OutRight International.
05.30.23 | Target stores have had to remove their PRIDE displays in some areas due to a vocal anti-LGBTQ minority. Then, Amanda Gorman, who delivered her poem, “The Hill We Climb,” at the Biden/Harris Inauguration had her poem taken out of circulation at a Miami elementary school based on a one parent protest. Finally, after 18 years a pair of the famed Ruby Slippers worn by Judy Garland in the Wizard of OZ were recovered in Minnesota. The shoes, one of four pairs that exist, were stolen from a museum and have a value pegged in the $3.5 million range.
05.24.23 | Shop Talk covers the graduation speech from a Harvard Happiness Expert that tells graduates that two pieces of advice they have heard are terrible. Caught My Eye covers the potential demise of AM radio in vehicles and a trans student forced to miss graduation due to dress code. Harry Reese, inventor of the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup is our Business Birthday this week. Also, the second Road to Pride series this week features The Trevor Project.
05.23.23 | Miller-Lite beer is targeted by the right for a “woke” campaign to honor Women’s History Month. Though the campaign is two months old, a conservative group is suggesting a boycott of the brand. Then, a couple in PA got caught up in the bankruptcy of Bed, Bath and Beyond. They had a baby registry there and can no longer reach anyone in customer service regarding out-of-stock products that were purchased. They may lose upwards of $1,000. Finally, Oscar Mayer is changing the name of the Wienermobile to the Frankmobile in honor of the new hotdog recipe this summer.
05.17.23 | Shop Talk looks at a method Bill Gates employs to find out how well you may know a topic. Caught My Eye covers the stripper recession and an update on an old homophobe. Frederick Jones, inventor of the portable refrigeration systems, the snow mobile, and many other items is our Business Birthday this week. Also, the first segment in our Road to Pride series this week features Amhir Hidalgo, Senior Development Director at CenterLink.
05.16.23 | Recent college grads have a starting salary expectation beyond reality according to recent study—they have inflated their worth by as much as $30K and have starting salary expectations in the $85K range. Then, Robert Lachky, former brand manager at Bud Light, says his 20 years of brand building to make the beer number one in sales was dismantled in about a week. Finally, a lawsuit about a hot McNugget that burned a child’s leg is making its way through the courts.
05.10.23 | Shop Talk looks at the health concerns regarding an epidemic of loneliness. Caught My Eye covers a failed rocket launch of cremated remains and a new boycott of Bud Light from gay bars in Chicago. Edward Porter Williams, co-founder of Sherwin-Williams Paints is our Business Birthday.
05.09.23 | A mystery in Old Bridge, NJ has yet to be solved—who dumped over 300 pounds of pasta along a creek in the town, spurring a social media frenzy. Then, conservative Montana lawmakers are going full steam ahead on an anti-drag bill that could threaten the likes of Lady Gaga, Shakespeare plays, and Halloween. Finally, have you noticed the disappearance of limos on the streets? In the last decade the limo has been replaced by the non-descript large black SUV.