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Our Week In The Web, March 28, 2014

March 28, 2014

A few words about comments and Internet communities, plus a whole mess of conscious uncoupling. You’re welcome in advance.

Remembering Jonathan Schell, 1943 – 2014

March 28, 2014

Remembering war reporter, author and frequent On Point Radio guest Jonathan Schell, who passed away this week at age 70.

What Happened On The Ground In Oso, Washington?

March 27, 2014

As the number of dead in the Oso, Washington mudslide disaster countinue to mount, take a look at the ground game in Washington state.

Obama In Brussels: ‘Russia Stands Alone’

March 26, 2014

The President spoke in Brussels, Belgium today in a joint press conference with leaders of the European Union. CBS News’ Major Garrett was there, and brings us this report.

Where Alibaba And Tencent Got Their Names

March 25, 2014

Where did Chinese tech giants Alibaba and Tencent get their very English — and kind of unusual — names? We looked into it with Quartz reporter Lily Kuo.

SeaWorld Statement On California’s Orca Welfare And Safety Act

March 24, 2014

In light of the pending “Orca Welfare and Safety Act” currently in debate, representatives from SeaWorld provided us with this prepared statement.

LeVar Burton: ‘We Form A Very Strong Bond With The Books We’re Exposed To As A Child”

March 21, 2014

Where do you look when you’re trying to find a good children’s book? Do you turn to the books of your childhood? Do you turn to Reading Rainbow’s LeVar Burton? We did both, and the results are right here.

Our Week In The Web, March 21, 2014

March 21, 2014

We had LeVar Burton on to talk books this week, plus a bunch of really moving and powerful original poetry. Internet, make this week explode already. (Plus, Duke lost. Not everybody can win all the time).

What American Prison Reform Could Mean

March 20, 2014

There’s no easy answer for how and why to engage in serious prison reform in this country, but NCPR reporter Brian Mann has a good handle on the potential and possibility.

How And Where To Donate To Syrian Relief Efforts

March 19, 2014

If our program on Syria’s human rights crisis compelled you to donate for Syrian relief efforts, here’s included a list of links and info for easy donation.

The Poetry Of Malcolm London

March 18, 2014

Our guest Malcolm London might only be 20 years old, but he delivers a powerful poetic punch, Hear London read some of his work and read some of his moving original poetry.

Our Week In The Web, March 14, 2014

March 14, 2014

The moral of this week’s story is: if you call in to On Point enough, your local alt-weekly will write a profile of you. The real deal with Carl From Nashville, plus selfies, Flight 370, and much, much more.

Where IS Malaysia Airways Flight 370?

March 13, 2014

The very latest on the missing Malaysia Airways Flight 370.

After Three Years, ‘The Biggest Threat For Fukushima Is Still In The Future”

March 12, 2014

As Japan — and the world — marks the third anniversary of the devastating Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, many say that the biggest problems for the troubled plant are still on the horizon.

Energy Companies Have U.S. Exports On The Brain

March 10, 2014
This Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 photo shows the Dakota Gasification Synfuels Plant in Beulah, N.D. (AP)

Export U.S. natural gas on the global stage? Why not, say energy executives.

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