Memorable class clowns in high school.
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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
People Who Need People
03.15.23 | Shop Talk relays that what people miss most in retirement is human connection. Caught My Eye sees the end to the Las Vegas All-You-Can-Eat buffet and SunnyD goes adult. Beto Perez, the creator of ZUMBA, is our Business Birthday this week. Happy 53rd to Beto! Tim and John decide maybe a Dancing to the 80’s could be the new health craze.
TFG Unbuttoned: Half of Oregon wants to join Idaho
03.21.23 | Eastern Oregon residents feel their conservative values are more attuned to Western Idaho and would like to redraw the state lines. President Biden reverses the color scheme for Air Force One to the blue and white from the Kennedy Administration. (The former guy picked a handsome color palette; it was not feasible due to heat displacement according to the Air Force.) Finally, read the small print when signing a release for a photo shoot. A woman who had a simple head shot taken now sees her picture showing up in some embarrassing advertising.
TFG Unbuttoned: Information on your resume may cost you the job
03.14.23 | The DMZ separating North and South Korea has been untouched by humans for the most part and has turned into a wildlife haven. Google has mapped out areas of the forbidden zone and found many endangered species are thriving in this protected environment. The Hershey’s Chocolate Company is under the threat of a boycott for including a trans woman on a limited-edition candy bar in Canada in honor of International Women’s Day. Finally, nonbinary job seekers and employees believe their use of they/them pronouns is hurting job opportunities when applying for jobs or working within their current position.
LGBTQ Population Trends
03.08.23 | Shop Talk covers the latest poll from Gallup that tries to pin down the number of people in the USA that identify as LGBTQ. Caught My Eye explores scratch and dent Mennonite grocers, and after China banned women from wearing sexy lingerie in advertising, men are stepping in. What a world! Josephine Cochrane, the inventor of the dishwasher, is our Business Birthday. John found a new show about pottery on HBO which led us to have a new appreciation for a former guest, Marge Margulies. Check out her pottery at margemarguliespottery.
TFG Unbuttoned: Take down that flag
03.07.23 | Pride Flags will no longer be allowed in some municipalities as new laws take effect. Then, the world’s oldest person at 122, probably lived a long life due to these three things. Finally, a carny in Jersey is fined for big balls.