Our Week In The Web: July 17, 2015

After a much-deserved two weekish vacation, host Tom Ashbrook is back on our air! Which is wonderful and exciting and great, but also prompted us to write a quick reminder that posts from the show — here and on our Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr feeds -- aren't written by Tom unless specifically noted otherwise. Tom's Twitter feed, of course, is written by Tom himself, and we thought it was fairly clear that our web presence, while reflective of the show's values and points, is not a reflection of Tom's opinions or voice. However, several comments and tweets from fans and followers as of late seemed to raise the question of who writes our web content. The answer is "digital producer Nick Andersen and staff" — and as always, any questions you might have about the Interwebs, write us at onpointnpr AT gmail DOT com. Thanks!

The Most Listened-To Shows Online (July 10, 2015 — July 17, 2015)

1. Week In The News: Greek Stalemate, High Stakes Glitches, SC Takes Down The Flag (July 10, 2015)

2. A New Way To De-Segregate Housing In America (July 13, 2015)

3. Wisconsin’s Scott Walker Is Running (July 14, 2015)

4. Internet Addiction Is Real (July 13, 2015)

5. China's Big Economic Hiccup (July 15, 2015)

Our Favorite Guest Quotes From This Week

"We tend to want our heroes, real or fictional, to do our shadowboxing of our demons for us." — Dana Williams

"For normal, average Iranians, the Iran deal means an opening up to the world." — Thomas Erdbrink 

"HUD and the Federal government have a moral obligation to repair the communities that they helped to create." — Sheryll Cashin

"I think, if most people look back at their lives, they can think of something they did that's not legal." — Garance Franke-Ruta

"We shouldn't be afraid of our machines becoming evil — we should be afraid of our machines becoming extremely competent." — Max Tegmark

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

"Can I call collect?" (@GarrettQuinn)

"Tom, do the robot voice again!" (Patrick McKernan)

"''Oooh! Ahhh! It's SO beautiful!' It had better be: this was a $700 million photo shoot, after all." (Shabby Road)

"Seems like we need to learn from the species that have thrived alongside our superior intelligence. To be the future squirrels." (@KParkPlace)

"That'd be 'competent', or was it written by an ignorant bot." (Italo Tettoni)

Our Favorite Bit Of Internet This Week

This spot-on satirical take on the initial pitch meeting for the PBS children's series, "Wishbone." (The Toast)


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