We're kicking off a new series this summer! Each week, Carlos Watson, the co-founder and editor of OZY.com – a new online magazine – will join us to profile "what's new and what's next." Here are today's topics of discussion:
TOPIC 1: UNDER THE RADAR POTENTIAL 2016 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES
There is a ton of focus on Hillary Clinton as the leading Democratic presidential contender for 2016. And on the Republican side, the field seems pretty full with Jeb Bush, Rand Paul and a bunch of others contending. But there may be surprise candidates to consider...
GOP: Gov. Rick Snyder: "If... Michigan's economy is still on the upswing and Detroit's showing signs of a renaissance – then the GOP might want to consider his brand of anti-politics."
DEM: Gov. John Hickenlooper: "Geologist-turned-brewpub-owner-turned-politician John Hickenlooper has been skillfully adept at running the state while maintaining mostly high approval ratings throughout his career"
TOPIC 2: $15 CUP OF COFFEE?
A "$15 cup of coffee" sounds completely crazy... but...
"Third-wave coffee means: Your local roasters know their beans." ... "baristas now compete in coffee-making championships"... "That level of attention to detail gets pricey. Think you're used to $5 cups? How about $10 or $15 for a cup of coffee picked and brewed with the care that goes into making a fine wine."... "high-end brews are thriving."
TOPIC 3: NEW STUDY: How do Blind People Dream?
"According to a study published in Sleep Medicine, blind people's dreams contain a much more diverse array of sensory information, including sounds and tastes."...