06.21.23 | Shop Talk this week looks at the art of quitting at the right time. Caught My Eye covers an odd mother daughter conflict helped by a Michigan bank teller. Garth Brooks has decided that his bar will serve all beers including Bud Light. Our Business Birthday is the inventor of Dr. Pepper, Charles Alderton.
06.20.23 | Orange County California votes to only allow official flags to fly on county property. So, no PRIDE flags will be allowed. Then, a 20-year study finds that having an Ivy League education does not give you an advantage when it comes to running a Fortune 500 company. Finally, food waste is a huge problem in the USA and with 9 million children having food insecurity in our country our leaders seem to be more concerned about drag queen story hour.
06.14.23 | Silent Film expert and founder of Undercrank Productions, Ben Model joins us to talk about the importance and joy of silent movies. Caught My Eye explores how people think about cyclists wearing helmets, and Ben & Jerry’s has stopped advertising on Twitter due to all the unmonitored hate language on the platform.
06.13.23 | Target continues to be a target for both the conservative and LGBTQ+ communities regarding the way the retailer handled their Pride merchandise kerfuffle. Then, GLAAD releases new survey results that reveal even greater acceptance of LGBTQ+ people than the media would lead us to believe. Finally, a retro type of digital camera where you must wait 24 hours to see your pictures is something that takes us back to the old days of waiting for the prints.
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.