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Our Week In The Web: October 24, 2014

October 24, 2014
Jordan is one of the US Secret Service's canine guards at the White House in Washington, D.C. (U.S. Secret Service)

On comments, comment sections, and ROY G BIV.

Introducing The Explicast: A New Podcast From On Point Radio

October 17, 2014
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Confused about the news? Don’t worry: so are we sometimes! Introducing a new On Point Radio podcast: The Explicast. You can find Episode One right here.

Two LIVE Tracks From Jazz Violinist Regina Carter

October 17, 2014
Violinist Regina Carter warms up in the On Point studio on Friday, October 17. (Robin Lubbock / WBUR)

Regina Carter shares two live tracks — one arrangement, and one original composition — with Tom Ashbrook in the On Point studio.

Our Week In The Web: October 17, 2014

October 17, 2014
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II walks through a field of ceramic poppies at The Tower of London, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. The poppies are part of a ceramic poppy installation called 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' which marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. (AP)

We talk Facebook mishaps, whether Katy Perry was actually right and the glory of architectural giants and their iconic windows.

On Point Salutes Our National Book Award Finalist Guests

October 15, 2014
The 2014 National Book Award Finalists (NPR / NPR Books)

The 2014 National Book Award Finalist shortlist is out, and more than a few On Point Radio guests made the cut! Find out who they were, and listen back to our conversations with them!

Doug Seegers, LIVE In The On Point Studios

October 13, 2014
Doug Seegers (Center) in a still from the 2014 Swedish documentary, "Doug." (Courtesy Doug Seegers)

The unlikely and powerful country singer Doug Seegers performs “Going Down To The River,” “Walking On the Edge of the World” and “Will You Take the Hand?” in the On Point Studio.

Our Week In The Web: October 10, 2014

October 10, 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin, presented here in portrait as Hercules taming Cerberus as part of a celebratory birthday exhibit. (Alec Luhn / Twitter)

Vladimir Putin turns 62 in Hercluean fashion, a Facebook fan understands our core mission and a Morning Edition producer explains when it is appropriate to eat ice cream. (Answer: always)

George Lucas Knows You’re Arguing About Han Shooting First

October 6, 2014
Bounty hunter Greedo (Paul Blake) threatens Han Solo (Harrison Ford) in "Star Wars: Episode IV -- A New Hope." (LucasFilm)

Did Han shoot first? George Lucas knows, and he likes that you’re arguing about it.

Our Week In The Web: October 3, 2014

October 3, 2014
In a surprising gathering, more than 35,000 walruses came ashore in northwest Alaska. The walruses normally rest on sea ice, but melting ice packs lead the pod to land. (AP)

On context, Prince, walruses and pumpkin dancing.

A List Of Best City Lists: The List

October 2, 2014
The skyline of downtown Madison, Wisconsin. (Courtesy City of Madison)

Where should you live? Where DO you live? We answer the question with this, a list of lists, and the cities and towns that make up those lists.

Transcript: Taking A Close Look At America’s Police Force

October 1, 2014
St. Louis city police stand down after an attempt to shut down interstate 70 was stifled, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 in Berkeley, Mo. near the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo. where Michael Brown, an unarmed, black 18-year old was shot and killed by a white police officer on Aug. 9. (AP)

A partial transcript of our panel conversation with experts on the modern American police force.

Transcript: Peter Thiel Wants Us All To Go From ‘Zero To One’

September 30, 2014
The cover of Peter Thiel's new book, "Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How To Build the Future." (Courtesy Crown Business)

Entrepreneur Peter Thiel on innovation, technological failure and humanity’s uncertain future.

Transcript: Sexual Violence Under ISIS Control

September 30, 2014
An elderly Kurdish woman looks around as Syrian refugees arrive at the Turkey-Syria border near Suruc, Turkey, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP)

A transcript from our September 25, 2014 conversation on the Islamic State and sexual violence.

Our Week In The Web: September 26, 2014

September 26, 2014
Pop icon Taylor Swift was spotted wearing a shirt that referenced a popular tumblr meme, 'no its becky.' (PC  / Splash News)

All of you love to listen to old broadcasts when we play them, and Taylor Swift loves the Internet.

NPR’s Chris Arnold On Garnished Wages

September 24, 2014
Kevin Evans relaxes in his small apartment after arriving home from work. Evans, who lost income and his home in the recession, is now having his wages garnished after falling behind on his credit card payments. (AP)

NPR’s Chris Arnold took part in a remarkable new reporting series tackling the rise of garnished wages as a way to pay off debt. He talked to us today about the series.

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