Our Week In The Web: May 8, 2015

If you're a careful follower of our Twitter account (@OnPointRadio), you might have noticed the unusual opportunity to peek into our studio on April 23 during our conversation with two authors on the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. We used the new livestreaming app Periscope to show daduk musician Martin Haroutunian playing live in our Boston-based studio, and at least a few dozen of you came along. It's an app we want to play around with more, but it really depends on your interest in following along. NPR News international correspondent Ari Shaprio had some fantastic Periscope broadcasts during his ongoing coverage of the 2015 United Kingdom General Election this week, and we've often thought how fun it might be for regular listeners to see what's happening the studio during a hectic live broadcast. Would you watch? Would it change your listening experience? We want to know! Let us know in the comments below, or on Facebook, Tumblr and @OnPointRadio.

The Most Listened-To Shows Online (May 1, 2015 — May 8, 2015)

1. Week In The News: Baltimore Erupts, Nepal Disaster, Same-Sex Marriage At SCOTUS (May 1, 2015)

2. With Pressure To Succeed, High School Suicides Rise (May 4, 2015)

3. Testing The Line Between Free Speech And Hate (May 6, 2015)

4. Charges For Cops In A Charged Baltimore (May 4, 2015)

5. 'All The Light' Prize-Winning Author Anthony Doerr Can Now See (May 5, 2015)

Our Favorite Guest Quotes From This Week

"HIV is one of those health issues that falls in our moral policy category — sex and drugs." — Beth Meyerson 

"You have a right to be stupid. It's one of the core tenets of free speech." -- Scott Stantis

"I was really interested in how birds on coffee farms forage." — Kerry Snyder

"Hip-hop and disco are intelligent, period." — Michelangelo Matos

"I think this was a great week for Vice Presidential candidates, besides Huckabee of course." — Heidi Przybyla

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

"I turned 47 yesterday and LOVE techno to pump my creativity at work or when being active. #OldFatAndDancing." (@KurtGoetzinger)

"Techno is not generational. It's a terrific sound and belongs right out there with the older genres who preceded it. I can't name the bands but love the music!" (Roberta Dwyer)

"I got to bring my 56y.o mother to her first rave to see me perform for her 1st time. She totally loved it and understands why is such a part of my life." (Craig Symonds)

"The book has 143 holds on it at the local library in Boise. That must be some kind of record!" (Kenneth James)

"I just wanted to congratulate the producers on playing EDM music under the caller blasting EDM music. One of the greatest moments of radio I’ve heard." (Patrick McKernan, email)

Our Favorite Bit Of Internet This Week

This bafflingly-addictive piano player simulator. We've warned you: it's addictive. (Sideshow / Twitter)


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