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Our Week In The Web, April 4, 2014

April 4, 2014

In which we admit that we don’t have the pun capacity for a successful April Fool’s parody, and President George W. Bush shows off his geo-political / artistic talents.

Shaun McCutcheon: ‘I Can’t Understand Why Anyone Would Want To Limit The Free Speech Of Rich People’

April 3, 2014

The lead plaintiff in McCutcheon vs. F.E.C. tells us how he’s feeling after his Supreme Court victory.

Want To Avoid Your Friends? There’s An App For That

April 1, 2014

On the run and trying avoid family and friends? Yes — there’s a smartphone app to help you do just that.

The Week In Seven Soundbites: March 28, 2014

March 28, 2014
Photo Of The Week: Mushon, 45, a Sumatran Orangoutang plays with a piece of bamboo and a tin can in the Tel Aviv Ramt Gan Zoological Center near Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, March 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, file)

From Russia to Washington State to the doorstep of Oculus VR, this week was a doozy. Seven days gave us seven earworms.

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.

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