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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

The original Marlboro Man takes his last breath

11.13.19 | Robert Norris, who portrayed the iconic Marlboro Man in commercials, died this week. Did you know that Marlboro was originally targeted to women before the rugged reboot in the 50′s? Speaking of icons and women, check out our story on Smarties. LL Bean founder Leon Leonwood Bean is our Business Birthday, and online grocery pickers are clogging the isles and “annoying” regular shoppers.

TFG Unbuttoned: Too small to fail

11.19.19 | Taking micro-steps to instill good habits can be successful according to founder of the HuffPost. But first, LGBTQ acceptance across the globe grew in the usual places and decreased, or stayed static, in the usual suspects. The only bright spot was Nepal in terms of acceptance. Renault creates a 2-minute lesbian themed ad that some criticize for being hetero normative. You can watch the spot on our Facebook page—FocusGroupRadio.

PAST SHOWS

TFG Unbuttoned: Martina Navratilova not having it

11.12.19 | Tennis Legend Martina Navratilova speaks out against celebrating player Margaret Court for her anti-LGBTQ views. Kudos to Martina for continuing to speak her truth. Then, an unruly passenger grabs another by the crotch on a flight from Charlotte to Salt Lake City, and a former ISIS bride wants to return to the USA.

Vinyl poised to outsell CDs in 2019

11.06.19 | For the first time in decades, vinyl albums will outsell CDs in 2019. Get yourself a turntable and spin that vinyl you have saved at home! Last year’s top selling vinyl artist was The Beatles followed by Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, Bowie, Queen, and Hendrix. A woman texts her dead father every day for the last 4 years and finally gets a response, and Costco keeps rotisserie chickens at $4.99.

TFG Unbuttoned: Ex-gays lobby against LGBTQ rights

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.

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