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Our Week In The Web: September 19, 2014

Lots of big, contentious topics on the show this week — from Zionism to early education, corporal punishment to development in the Grand Canyon. Plus, an inside look at Bob Dylan, and everyone loves Bob Dylan! Except for the folks who don't.  Vigorous online conversations on all fronts.

The Most Listened-To Shows Online (September 12, 2014 — September 19, 2014)


1. Redshirting: Holding Kids Back For An Edge (September 16, 2014)

2. ‘Rich Hill’ And Growing Up Poor in Rural America (September 16, 2014)

3. An Insider’s View Of The Bob Dylan Story (September 17, 2014)

4. The Future Of Liberal Zionism (September 18, 2014)

5. Week In The News: Obama’s ISIS Plan, Ray Rice, Congress Back (September 12, 2014)

Our Favorite Guest Quotes From This Week


"Iraq is easy compared to Syria." - Roula Khalaf

"Most adults[...] turned out okay in spite of spanking, not because of it." - Elizabeth Gershoff

"I'm so glad I didn't have to babysit this guy." - Tim Riley (on Bob Dylan)

"One of the things I love about philosophy is I really don't understand it very well." - Joseph O'Neill

Our Favorite Comments (Facebook, Twitter and Disqus) From This Week


"Unlike urban areas where the rich and poor must interact to some degree, the poor can essentially be isolated in rural spaces. Not just physically isolated from the rich, but also culturally and educationally isolated. That is pretty close to defining a dead end." - Jasoturner

"Dylan is unknowable. He's a bundle of myth, mystery, and contradictions--which, beyond the great body of music, is why his fans love him" - Mark Neese

"I believe that the natural area is sacred but I can also understand a need for real economic opportunities that fight poverty." - Misa Monet

Our Favorite Bit Of Internet This Week


We talked to Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders earlier this year about politics, policy, and the possibility of a 2016 run. We did NOT talk to him about the album of folk songs he recorded in 1987. (via Seven Days)

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