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University of Tennessee Requests Use of Gender-Neutral Pronouns [AUDIO]

The University of Tennesee at Knoxville is asking students to use “ze, hir, hirs and xe, xem and xyr” instead the usual pronouns that denote gender.  “We should not assume someone’s gender by their appearance, nor by what is listed on a roster or in student information systems,” Donna Braquet, the director of the University of Tennessee’s Pride Center said to WATE TV. “Transgender people and people who do not identify within the gender binary may use a different name than their legal name and pronouns of their gender identity, rather than the pronouns of the sex they were assigned at birth.” Read more...

Lunch Ladies Losing Hours, Being Eliminated due to Michelle Obama Lunch Rules [AUDIO]

New rules for school lunches have cost cafeteria workers their jobs, reports the Washington Free Beacon.  Hundreds of school districts in the country have reduced hours and laid off employees.  More than half the school districts reported participation dropping somewhat or significantly after the standards went in to effect in 2012.  “Our waste has increased dramatically,” one foodservice employee told the paper, “It is shameful the food we throw away. We have the healthiest garbage!” Read more...

Call Me Caitlyn Costume Angering Some [AUDIO]

Some people are getting in an uproar over a new “Caitlyn Jenner” Halloween costume.  The costume duplicates the famous Vanity Fair cover and features a wig, shorts, padded top and a Call Me Caitlyn pageant sash.  A Change.org petition calling the costume “transphobic” is targeting one large Halloween retailer that is selling the costume.  Read more...

Three Americans, One Briton Stop Terrorist Attack on French Train [AUDIO]

France is honoring three American men for stopping a shooting on a train.   Childhood friends Anthony Sadler, Spencer Stone and Alek Skarlatos all received the Legion of Honor, which is France’s highest recognition.  The men pounced on and subdued the terror suspect after gun-fire erupted in the train car in which they were travelling.  After a fierce battle and some injuries they were able to restrain the man until the train arrived at the next station. Read more...

UK Study: Half of Young People Not Strictly Straight [AUDIO]

Almost half of British youth think it’s possible for them to fall in love with someone of the same sex.  In a recent YouGov survey, 49% of 18-24 year olds surveyed said they were something other than totally heterosexual.  Out of that 49%, 6% identified as totally homosexual with the rest placing themselves along the 6 level Kinsey scale.  The general population of the UK replied quite differently.  72% said they were exclusively heterosexual and 28% falling somewhere on that scale. Read more...

Callers Attempt to Change Ben, Elisha's Mind about Trump

Donald Trump continues his hearty lead in the polls.  In swing state Florida, he has dethroned local Jeb Bush as the candidate of choice for Republicans.   In a matchup between Trump and Hillary Clinton, North Carolina voters would pick “The Donald.”  Despite his growing popularity, Morning Answer hosts Ben Shapiro and Elisha Krauss remain unconvinced about Trump as a presidential candidate.  Listeners called in to the Morning Answer to try and change their minds. Read more...

London Woman Strips Down for Body Image Protest [AUDIO]

A video has come out of a woman’s body image protest in Piccadilly Circus in Central London.  Jae West stood in the street and stripped down to her underwear and blind folded herself.  Next to her read a sign that said “I’m standing for anyone who has struggled with an eating disorder or self-esteem issues like me… To support self-acceptance draw a heart on my body.”  At first people were hesitant to participate but eventually joined in. Read more...

Donald Trump and UB40 Team Up for "Red, Red Whine" [AUDIO]

Donald Trump continues to be, well, Donald Trump.  On CNN’s New Day he proclaimed he is “the most fabulous whiner” after being confronted by an editorial accusing him of that exact trait.  “I do whine because I want to win and I’m not happy about not winning and I am a whiner and I keep whining and whining until I win!” he told Chris Cuomo on the show. Read more...

Bye Bye LOL, Now It's "Haha" [AUDIO]

LOL – the ubiquitous texting and social media abbreviation for “Laughing Out Loud” is officially over!  According to a new study by researchers at Facebook, “LOL” is being replaced by “haha,” “hehe,” or laughing emojis.  The team looked at posts and comments shared on the social network over the course of a week.  15% of people typed some sort of laugh, and out of that 51% used “haha,” followed by emojis and “hehe.” Read more...

Shapiro: Fox News 'Fed' the Trump Troll; Hewitt: Fox Debate 'A Fail'

FOX News has been getting a lot of blowback from conservatives over the way they handled the Republican Debate on Thursday both in style and substance.  A record 24 million people tuned in to watch the 10 leading candidates duke it out and as expected, the event was exciting, colorful and the sparks flew – not just between the candidates but also between the candidates and moderators.  Hugh Hewitt joined Brian, Ben and Elisha to give his take on the event. Read more...