Our Week In The Web: June 19, 2015

We moved a few things around this week in our regular broadcast schedule, and we thought it might be nice to explain our reasoning again, even if it doesn't necessarily affect what you see on our website and in our podcast download feeds. Our website is the same, no matter where you visit our site from. But the programs we send out into the great blue ether (read: the wider national public radio audience) often changes. Some stations play us live at 10/9c for two straight hours. Some stations play one of our hours live. Others replay our broadcasts at different times throughout the country (and a few stations wait until their broadcast time to decide which of our two aired hours to play.) With that in mind, we decided to shift programs around on Thursday after the fast-changing Charleston shooting story developed well beyond the end of our hour that morning on just that topic. The audio and page for the broadcast stayed up on our site, but we changed the programs we sent out to those stations that play us at different hours of the day. Was this a good idea? We're still figuring that out in conversation with station managers around the country. But we wanted to be honest with you about what's going on behind the scenes.

The Most Listened-To Shows Online (June 12, 2015 — June 19, 2015)

1. Week In The News: Prison Break, Boots In Iraq, McKinney Pool Party (June 12, 2015)

2. Pope Francis Calls For Global Climate Action (June 17, 2015)

3. Jeb Bush Takes Aim At The White House (June 15, 2015)

4. A New American Military Push In Iraq (June 15, 2015)

5. On Point LIVE! With Cheryl Strayed: A ‘Wild’ Journey To Self-Discovery (June 12, 2015)

Our Favorite Guest Quotes From This Week

"I spend all day on the Internet, and then go home and read books about the Internet." — Kevin Nguyen

"In the black community, we accept any and everybody who comes in." — J. Denise Cromwell

"He's 21. How does he know about apartheid?" — April Ryan

"I personally like to think of Minority Report as a novel by Phillip K. Dick, not a Tom Cruise movie." — Andrea Peterson

"Lewis Carroll would have been the worst client for a modern publisher." — Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

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

"Sometimes I wonder if "Carl from Nashville" is perhaps the best thing about @OnPointRadio." (@HiLoCultCrit)

"good idea, nothing like stale news, especially on a quickly changing story like that one" (JoanieGentian)

"Clearly Lebron didn't center his chi before last night's game" (Mike El)

"Tom...finally a topic that liberals and conservatives can agree on!" (Craig W Dayton)

"I heard Kevin can’t actually read." (@chaykak)

Our Favorite Bit Of Internet This Week

This stunning interactive history on the Confederate Flag. (Chicago Digital Media Production)


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