11.05.19 | The Kentucky Supreme Court rules on a technicality in favor of a printer who refused to create t-shirts for a Pride event, and Ex-gays descend upon D.C. to lobby against LGBTQ rights. Then, designer Zac Posen abruptly closes up shop. You may know Zac from his time as a judge on Project Runway and as the head of creative for women at Brooks Brothers.
10.30.19 | Happy Halloween! We take a look at the most popular candy in each state and metro area. Milk Duds for Philly? But first, Lady Gaga leaves a Valentino gown in a hotel room and some workers lift props from the World of Disney to sell online. We need Judge Judy to decide, who owns the Gaga gown and are the Disney workers guilty of theft. The 97-pound weakling if our Business Birthday and who knew there was a connection to The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Boo!
10.29.19 | Having a positive outlook, focused on gratitude when you wake up, will do wonders for putting you on track for a great day. But first, a Catholic School fires a straight ally for expressing support for LGBTQ peers, and LGBTQ affirming senior housing is taking root across the USA.
10.23.19 | The Focus Group discusses using Latin phrases to make us sound smarter—not sure we’re sold on the idea. But first, the pitfalls and tactics of the Facebook birthday post and a labor shortage for skilled workers such as plumbers pushes salaries into the 6 figures. During our Deep Discount segment, we preview Jennifer Aniston’s first movie role. Can you guess the flick?
10.22.19 | Adult temper tantrums seem like the norm now—especially in DC. How should or do you respond? The IRS admits it is easier to audit poor people and blames Congress for lack of needed funding to audit the wealthy. Finally, Dennis and Judy Shepard send a letter to AG Barr calling out the Trump Administrations hypocrisy related to treatment of LGBTQ Americans. The Shepard’s son, Matthew, was killed in a horrific hate crime in 1998 and they have been staunch supporters of LGBTQ rights.
10.16.19 | The traditional suit is going the way of the powdered wig—new generations have no reference to the once standard dress for men at work. When was the last time you wore a suit? But first, the changes in the college admissions game, pasta straws save the environment, and Pleasant Hanes is our Business Birthday. Oh, and MyBox makes a return visit!
10.15.19 | In order to drown out the megaphones and yelling that seems to be de rigueur at Pride events, one enterprising artist has created the Hate Shield. We think it is brilliant and hopefully catches on in cities near you. A North Carolina Sheriff back peddles on his religious cohabitation policy and 2nd Lady, Karen Pence, is OK with the way President Trump treats women.
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.
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.
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.