Here are some one liners...
The Spaniards Call Galveston, Texas "The Island of Doom" -- A doomed expedition washes up on the shores of Galveston. I talk about storm preparedness and helping one's neighbors.
Plague and another round of Sweating Sickness Hits England -- Disease and death is a part of life in the 1500s.
Henan, China is Starving to Death due to Bad Insurance -- The Chinese cut back on their emergency food reserves and now they are paying the price. I talk about insurance: when it makes sense and when it doesn't.