Why you should care
If you caught us on the radio and checked in because you want to know more, we got you.
OZY co-founder Carlos Watson joined Arun Rath on NPR’s Weekend All Things Considered to share some of our favorite stories of the week.
On Wednesday we brought you the story of Mario Joseph, a human rights lawyer who is facing off against the United Nations to seek justice for Haiti. And that’s on top of summoning ex-dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier to stand in Haitian court and face accusations of mass political violence. As our reporter Pooja Bhatia found, this provocateur is a fierce advocate driven by compassion and duty.
Sometimes it takes a heaping dose of bad luck to turn a person’s life around, maybe even set them on the path to stardom.
Sometimes it takes a heaping dose of bad luck to turn a person’s life around, maybe even set them on the path to stardom. Or faux stardom. That’s what happened to Thaddeus Kalinoski when he grew a lush beard, donned some reflective sunglasses and started fielding requests for autographs as ”Zach Galifianakis.” Next stop: Vegas, baby.
Matters of the heart were also on our mind this week, with our piece about a multitasking approach to the search for love called Spanglish Speed Dating. After all, what could be a better motivator to buckle down and learn another language than finding the right words to talk that new cutie you have your eye on? And if it doesn’t work out, hey, you still learned something!