Our 10 Must-Read Stories — the OZY Highlight Reel
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE
From White women who like their guns to the new trend in Irish booze, here’s the best of OZY this week.
This week Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman broke his silence over Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, and a mail bomb scare saw suspicious packages sent to prominent Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Robert De Niro. And as military eyes focus on the migrant caravan headed for the U.S.-Mexico border, foreign ears are focusing on President Donald Trump’s calls — Russian and Chinese spies are likely eavesdropping on his unsecured phones, according to a recent report.
For your eyes and ears, we’ve rounded up our best stories to listen to and read — about interesting art, cool technology, compelling history, provocative discussion and even new drinking trends. Here are our favorites on OZY this week.
No. 1: Take On America: White American Women Stick to Their Guns
Why You Should Care: Men are slowly giving up their firearms. White women, on the other hand? Not so much.
No. 2: 5G in Focus: Tell Your Self-Driving Car Where to Turn Next … From Outer Space
Why You Should Care: Satellites are emerging as the best bet to bring 5G internet to remote areas, even in developed countries.
No. 3: Surprising Spirits: Move Over, Whiskey: How Gin Became a Tipple of Choice in Ireland
Why You Should Care: Once outlawed as “mother’s ruin,” gin is back in fashion — thanks to the lifting of 200-year-old laws.
Why You Should Care: They’re pushing the limits of what technology can do — and triggering a conversation about what it should not do.
No. 5: By the Numbers: Why France Has Both High Joblessness and Jobs to Spare
Why You Should Care: Skills shortages force the French to face a conundrum: high unemployment and companies desperately searching for trained workers.
No. 6: Politics & Power: Moonlighting in Maryland: Plight of Teachers May Decide Governor Race
Why You Should Care: In a state that prides itself on education, nearly half of teachers are taking second jobs to make ends meet.
No. 7: The Huddle: Australian Baseball Is Perfect for Players Who Don’t Want to Grow Up
Why You Should Care: Australian baseball teams import players from around the world to help expand the sport.
No. 8: True Story: When Your House Explodes
Why You Should Care: With houses exploding in Boston, a writer remembers his own near escape — and sifting through rubble and suspects.
No. 9: Flashback: The Stolen Campaign Documents That Helped Reagan Win the Presidency
Why You Should Care: Because Hillary’s Clinton’s emails are not the first time stolen documents have influenced a presidential election.
No. 10: Dancing Queen: When Cold War–Era Vietnam Felt the Beat of the ABBA Tambourine
Why You Should Care: Even this isolated nation decided to dance, jive and have the time of its life with Sweden’s most fabulous foursome.