Our Week In The Web: May 01, 2015

We were faced with the somewhat eternal question of how to notify listeners and online fans about our updated show topics this week, and it's one we thought we'd bring here with some open-ended thoughts on the best way to let people know when news breaks and our topics change. When breaking news occurs after plans have been made for the next day's program — Monday's protests and riots in Baltimore, for example — we strive to be right in front of the news. But if the only exposure you have to our programming is on the broadcast air, it might be confusing when the show you originally heard as coming up the next day is suddenly a different one. We get loads of confused emails, tweets and Facebook posts — and even phone calls, too — wondering where our hour on the recovery efforts in Nepal went when they hear we're instead turning to Baltimore. We're considering an evening email newsletter that would alleviate some of these shifts, but we wonder: what's the best way for you to find out about our topics the following day? What's easiest? The most convenient? Let us know in the comments below, or on Facebook, Tumblr and @OnPointRadio.

The Most Listened-To Shows Online (April 24, 2015 — May 01. 2015)

1. Week In The News: Drone Deaths, Migrant Crisis, No Answers For Freddie Gray (April 24, 2015)

2. Violence And Outrage In Baltimore Protests (April 28, 2015)

3. Bruce Jenner And Transgender Issues In America (April 27, 2015)

4. Re-Engineering Human Embryos (April 28, 2015)

5. Fight Over Same-Sex Marriage Hits Supreme Court (April 29, 2015)

Our Favorite Guest Quotes From This Week

"You'd start a genetic arms race!" — Marcy Darnovsky  

"When we approach children with riot gear…you are going to incite some type of disorder." — Natasha Pratt-Harris

"Of course we call it assassination, it is assassination!" — Andrew Cockburn

"Bruce Jenner has spent 65 years of his life waiting for those two hours." — Renee Graham

"I can't see any benefit to posting someone's private Amazon purchases online." — Michael Cohen

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

"I really really really sanders but I really really really don't believe he has a chance." (Eric Goodwin)

"What about kindness? Is that a joke?" (Kathleen Stark)

"Wait. @drshow and @tomashbrooknpr are both off this week? Are y'all vacationing together?" (@BetsyYates)

"Ok ok, I'm sorry for scoffing at you. I'll do better this year, I promise." (@Emily_Laurel)

"'No you really don't want to hear it,' says this disgruntled grad student!" (Amy Thiessen)

Our Favorite Bit Of Internet This Week

Kristie Alley's ongoing tweetstorm surrounding the news that a (NJ Gov. Chris) Christie ally was set to be charged in relation to the George Washington Bridge shutdown. (Twitter)


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