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TFG Unbuttoned: Tests of the 4-day work week show surprising results

07.24.18 | A New Zealand firms test of the 4-day work week found the change boosted productivity among its 240 employees, who said they spent more time with their families, exercising, cooking, and working in their gardens. A text from the boss gets very misread, and a prank in Japan involving compressed air goes wrong.

Liquid Paper, Distrkt C, and your brain does not like the heat

07.18.18 | Bruce Yelk, renowned party promoter and producer of one of the nation’s fastest growing club events, Distrkt C, joins Tim and John. The inventor of Liquid Paper, and research showing how heat affects cognitive ability caught our eye. Shop Talk asks whether you can get through dinner without checking your phone.

TFG Unbuttoned: Caveat emptor when it comes to a used paperback selling for $2,630.00 on Amazon

07.17.18 | Jimmy Carter says Jesus would probably have been pro-marriage equality, which made pastor Franklin Graham lashes out. Democrats in Congress have filed a bill to outlaw the “gay panic” defense, sometimes used to argue that assailants deserve lighter sentences or even acquittal because they were panicked into committing a violent crime after an LGBT person made an unwanted advance. And buyer beware when it comes to used paperbacks on Amazon.

Discover silent films with Ben Model

07.11.18 | Ben Model is one of the nation’s leading silent film accompanists, and he works full-time presenting and accompanying silent films in a wide variety of venues around the USA and internationally. His indie DVD label Undercrank Productions has released several discs of rare/lost silent films, including films preserved by the Library of Congress. Tim takes note that McDonald’s is starting to sell “Muffin Toppers” and phallic graffiti you can see from orbit caught John’s eye.

TFG Unbuttoned: Christians in the Philippines apologize for anti-LGBTQ views

07.10.18 | Pride marchers in the Philippines came across the unexpected at the end of their parade—Christians holding signs apologizing for ways the religion had hurt the LGBTQ community. Half of LGBT Workers Stay Closeted, Unmoved by Diversity Efforts according to a new study from the Human Rights Campaign.

Happy Birthday America!

07.04.18 | Tim Bennett and John T. Nash look at cannabis friendly hotels in states where it’s legal, an all-you-can-eat offer that bankrupts a Chinese hot pot restaurant in just two weeks, and Leona Helmsley, aka the Queen of Mean celebrates a Business Birthday. Fun facts about the 4th of July, and the tough questions Apple asks during interviews round out the holiday broadcast.

TFG Unbuttoned: An unwanted kiss costs $3 million

07.03.18 | A small town in North Dakota is moving to scrap its government over fears that white supremacists are attempting to take it over—one seat at a time. A jury orders the man who injured a waitress to pay $3 million for the unwanted advance, and YouTube says they “let the LGBTQ community down” in a Twitter statement.

Raising HIV awareness through art with Visual AIDS

06.27.18 | Executive Director Esther McGowan and Board Chair Pat Owens talk about the scope and outreach of Visual AIDS, an organization committed to not only raising HIV awareness, but also preserving and honoring the work of artists with HIV/AIDS. But first, a thief returns to the scene of the crime, and a VW electric vehicle claims the title for the fastest drive up Pikes Peak.

TFG Unbuttoned: Canada provides relief from U.S. news fatigue by legalizing weed

06.26.18 | Canada becomes the second nation in the world to legalize marijuana (the first was Urugauy in 2013.) The White House canceled the annual bi-partisan picnic, and meet the mother who has held the same touching sign at every NYC Pride March.

Gossiping is good

06.20.18 | Matt Skallerud of Pink Banana Media returns with the #ILoveGay Influencer Spotlight, which looks at the Pride month marketing efforts of Proctor & Gamble and T-Mobile. A state trooper is applauded for ticketing a slow driver in the fast lane, and Country Time Lemonade sets up a legal aid fund to help young entrepreneurs fight penalties from city hall. Shop Talk looks at the benefits of gossiping.

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