Podcast: Disney and Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill

Podcast: Disney and Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill

Disney CEO Bob Chapek, shown in 2015.(Kin Cheung / Associated Press) March 22, 2022 5:43 PM PT For the last two decades, Disney’s reputation in the LGBTQ community has been stellar. It was one of the first Fortune 500 companies to offer same-sex couple benefits. And tens of thousands of people attend its unofficial Gay…

GOP midterm gains could augur market-rattling debt limit fight

GOP midterm gains could augur market-rattling debt limit fight

House Republicans are girding for battle over raising the nation’s borrowing cap next year if they retake the majority in the November elections.Preparations begin this week, when GOP lawmakers will use their annual policy retreat in Florida in part to plot strategy against President Joe Biden for a coming debt limit showdown that both sides…

FACT CHECK: Were Hundreds Of Bodies Found Buried In Naples, Florida?

FACT CHECK: Were Hundreds Of Bodies Found Buried In Naples, Florida?

An Instagram post claims a Florida millionaire named Jerry Richards admitted to burying hundreds of bodies on his property in Naples, Florida after being arrested by police. Verdict: False There is no evidence to suggest Richards is real or that hundreds of bodies were discovered in Naples. The claim stems from a website that says…

Florida Newspaper Claims Victory Over Ron DeSantis in Its Resounding Defeat

Florida Newspaper Claims Victory Over Ron DeSantis in Its Resounding Defeat

The Sun-Sentinel touts how the media cagily outmaneuvered Ron DeSantis on the way to his winning on policy. The press continues to grapple with the Florida legislation granting parents more rights concerning their children’s education. Weeks of hysteria and media distortions have been the norm, and the fact that these efforts are not paying dividends…

Disney’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Problem Keeps Getting Worse

Disney’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Problem Keeps Getting Worse

Employees of the Walt Disney Company staged a walkout on Tuesday over CEO Bob Chapek’s tepid response to Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill, which is set to ban lessons on gender identity and sexual orientation at elementary schools in one of the largest states in the country.GOP Gov. Rick DeSantis has indicated he will soon…

‘Don’t Say Gay’: How is Disney embroiled in Florida bill debate?

‘Don’t Say Gay’: How is Disney embroiled in Florida bill debate?

Orlando, Florida With some workers across the United States threatening a walkout Tuesday, The Walt Disney Co. finds itself in a balancing act between the expectations of a diverse workforce and demands from an increasingly polarized, politicized marketplace.On the one side are LGBTQ advocates and Disney employees calling for a walkout in protest of CEO…

Juno Spots Jupiter and Two Jovian Moons

NASA’s Juno spacecraft has snapped a lovely photo of its target planet, Jupiter, and two Jovian moons: Io and Europa. This Juno image shows Jupiter, Io and Europa (from left to right). Image credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / SwRI / MSSS / Andrea Luck. Juno launched on August 5, 2011, from Cape Canaveral, Florida, with…

California Disney Employees Stage Walk-Out over Florida’s Parental-Rights Bill

California Disney Employees Stage Walk-Out over Florida’s Parental-Rights Bill

Disney employee Nicholas Maldonado holds a sign while protesting outside of Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., March 22, 2022. (Octavio Jones/Getty Images) Disney employees in California staged a walk-out Tuesday to protest Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill, which prohibits sexual orientation and gender identity instruction in grades K-3, after the company’s lobbying attempts…

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Declares Emma Weyant ‘Real Winner’ over Trans Swimmer

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Declares Emma Weyant ‘Real Winner’ over Trans Swimmer

Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis has proclaimed Olympic silver medalist and Florida native Emma Weyant to be the true winner of the NCAA 500-yard freestyle championship despite being beaten by transgender swimmer Lia Thomas last week. Weyant, who came in second during the March 17 competition at the NCAA championships held at Georgia Tech’s McAuley…