Our Week In The Web: July 10, 2015

For whatever reason, this week saw a bunch of mid-broadcast emails to our show account, OnPointNPR AT gmail DOT com. We've written here before about the limitations and values inherent in using this email account for commenting during the broadcast (TLDR; we don't really have a system in place that allows us to get an email sent during the show to our hosts). It's possible that guest host Michel Martin's language on air referring to comments via 'listener emails' — which were actually from Facebook, Twitter and Disqus — prompted a surge in listener emails. Many of these notes expressed listener pleasure in hearing Michel Martin back on our air (we forwarded those notes on to Ms. Martin, who is set to host NPR's Weekend All Things Considered starting this autumn), but we're asking again if you think it's worthwhile for us to prioritize this communication channel. Not many of you regularly email us, and often the emails aren't necessarily usable. But what if they were? What would that do for your ability to communicate with our staff and our host? Feel free to email us to let us know (or don't; that speaks volumes, too).

The Most Listened-To Shows Online (July 3, 2015 — July 10, 2015)

1. Week In The News: Greek Crisis, Cuban Embassy, Overtime Expansion (July 3, 2015)

2. Greeks Say 'No' To Debt Deal And 'Yes' To An Uncertain Future (July 07, 2015)

3. Politics, Tragedy And Religion In The Public Sphere (July 06, 2015)

4. No More No Child Left Behind? (July 08, 2015)

5. Foster Children, Disjointed Families (July 06, 2015)

Our Favorite Guest Quotes From This Week

"We are all about camp. We are in 100%. It's what we believe in." — Mickey Black

"At the core of the Caine Prize is just to spread the news, which is a very great thing." — Namwali Serpell

"I played Scrabble last night. I'll probably play again later." — John D Williams, Jr. 

"Congress spent a lot of time applauding themselves for just introducing a bill." — Lyndsey Layton

"You'd have to get rid of all men who believe women aren't equal, and all statutes." — Walter Mosley

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

"This was the most balanced and thoughtful discussion of politics and religion that I've heard in forever. Thank you." (Anne Hamtil Roux)

"quit yelling at me" (@matt_heaton)

"It bothers me when my favorite NPR personalities take vacations. Always be there for me, Terry Gross and Tom Ashbrook!" (@joryjohn)

"I never went to summer camp either. Here I thought I was the onlyone!" (Christine Middleton)

"We used to play when family got together. My brother was the absolute best at making up a word and selling it as real. But every now and again he was telling the truth." (HonestDebate2)

Our Favorite Bit Of Internet This Week

The city of Toronto made an impromptu memorial and even a hashtag for a dead raccoon left for 14 hours on a public street. This. Is. Canada. (CBC)


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