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Past Shows

A look back at the 1993 March on Washington

05.03.23 | Shop Talk looks at the 1993 LGB March on Washington. How have things changed in 30 years? Caught My Eye celebrates Pride merchandise for sale at 100 Tennessee Kroger stores and a sperm donor is asked to take a break. Ron Popiel, “inventor of everything” through his company Ronco, is our Business Birthday this week. You remember Veg-O-Matic, Mr. Microphone, and the Bedazzler.

TFG Unbuttoned: Knobs and buttons make a comeback

05.02.23 | Automakers are listening to drivers who are pushing back against the many touch screens that have overtaken the vehicle dashboard. Look for buttons to make a comeback to turn on the basics like a radio or heat. But first, the live audio app, Clubhouse, has laid off staff and is looking to reboot in their quest for relevancy. Then, guess which airline was voted worst in the USA last year? You may be surprised at what airline finished in the number two spot behind Delta.

Labels Matter

04.26.23 | Shop Talk looks at the one mantra that helps Apple’s Tim Cook deal with business critique. Caught My Eye uncovers a Roman bust found in a Texas Goodwill and Miller HighLife beer gets trashed in Belgian. Apparently, the authorities thought the beer was mislabeled “champagne.” Michele Ferrero, inventor of Nutella and owner of TicTacs and Ferrero Roche, is our Business Birthday this week.

TFG Unbuttoned: Dimes, Dimes, Dimes

04.25.23 | $200K worth of dimes are stolen from a shipment of coins destined for Florida. The driver had left the US Mint in Philadelphia with $750K worth of dimes, parked to rest overnight, then thieves made off with the stash. So far, no charges have been filed. Then, a mother is asked to pick-up after her child makes a mess on the airplane. The husband tweeted his anger and did not receive the response he would have liked. Finally, after 25 years, Netflix is stopping its DVD by mail service.

Boycott Crazy

04.19.23 | Shop Talk looks at the Dylan Mulvaney controversy surrounding Bud Light. Caught My Eye covers a new tourism campaign for the Capital of Saskatchewan. “Show us your Regina” was not received well and the campaign has been scratched. Also, a rock and mineral museum in Bethel, Maine is offering up to $25K for a piece of a meteorite that fell early this month. Ole Evinrude, inventor of the first commercially successful outboard motor, is our Business Birthday this week.

TFG Unbuttoned: Florida Travel Advisory

04.18.23 | A travel advisory for the State of Florida has been issued for LGBTQ people thinking of heading to the Sunshine State. #EqualityFlorida issued the warning in response to the many hateful anti-LGBTQ laws and policies that the state has enacted. Then, still in Florida, a teacher is fired for having his student write their own obits right before an active shooter drill. Finally, New York City has a new Rat Czar to help control the out-of-control rat population.

5 ways to develop a skill to advance your career

04.12.23 | Shop Talk looks at five ways to develop a growth goal mindset, that will help advance your career. Caught My Eye shares a story about Tom Hanks donating one of his vast collection of typewriters to a repair shop in the hope that it will find new life. Also, a carjacking goes wrong when the crooks could not drive a manual transmission car. Ella Smith, a pioneering doll manufacturer, is our Business Birthday this week.

TFG Unbuttoned: Drink Up

04.11.23 | Starbucks has a new drink that has got people running. It’s coffee with extra virgin olive oil, called an Oleato. (The coffee acts as a stimulant for your bowels while the olive oil is a relaxant.) Then, the Boston City Council is trying to outlaw small liquor bottles known as nips, minis, or shooters to combat alcoholism and litter. Finally, the famous white Saturday Night Fever suit worn by John Travolta goes on the auction block this month and is expected to fetch at least 200K.

Practice makes perfect

04.05.23 | Shop Talk covers a smart move by Disney to counter Gov. DeSantis and his anti-Disney campaign. Also, a simple tip to help make you a better presenter. Caught My Eye looks at the Russian reluctance to buy Chinese made cars, but due to sanctions made by the West, it leaves the Russian car buying public with very few options. Also, a young boy donates his tonsils to help train cadaver dogs. Dean Kamen, the inventor of the Segway, is our Business Birthday this week. Happy 72nd!

TFG Unbuttoned: Get your Mammoth Meat

04.04.23 | Teens impacted by book bans have their say thanks to the efforts of the Brooklyn Public Library and their program called #BooksUnbanned. Then, be on the lookout for “cultured meat,” that will be grown in a lab. The idea behind cultured meat is to lessen the impact on the environment caused by raising livestock for food. The mammoth meatball makes its debut this month in Holland, but it is not ready for prime time. Finally, a woman loses her AirPods on a flight and was able to track them to a vendor that works for the airline.

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