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  1. Put all book titles in one place

    WNYC covers a lot of great books. Sometimes I can't remember the program, author, or book title. But, I'd easily recall with a short description. Please make a list of short book descriptions for your listeners. Thanks!

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    • Sometimes I want to be able to look up one of the underwriters.

      Couldn't your advertisers be listed somewhere?

      12 votes
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      • I would love to see a shop....an online store (T-Shirts, etc)

        Especially right now before the holidays. I would spend some money there.

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        • Adjust the order in which BL segments are uploaded as podcasts

          I enjoy listening to The Brian Lehrer Show as a podcast, through the Apple Store and Apple Podcasts app. However, I have noticed a small issue with the order in which segments are presented. Apple gives you two options when viewing "episodes" of a podcast: oldest on top, or newest on top. Because each segment is uploaded as an "episode," the last segment of the day's show is displayed on top when viewing "newest first." Because Apple's Podcasts app plays "episodes" in a top-down order continuously, the show is in effect presented in reverse order. If I adjust my settings…

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          • Fix search function in apps

            Search function in apps is terrible! Never turns up the story I heard even recently.

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            • End program interruptions for internet listeners who have already donated

              There is an internet based folk music station that does this. Its a great incentive for those of us who stream you.

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              • Why mobile apps for windows phones?

                Why no mobile apps for Windows phones? Do you not want us to listen or donate??

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                • Please, increase bit rate of archived audio files to 64 kbps

                  Current bit rate is 56 kbps, and as a result, sound quality of archived audio files on WNYC.org is noticeably worse than it is on pretty much any other major website in the public radio world. Better yet, keep the same bit rate, but switch to AAC+ - you already successfully use it for streaming.

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                  • Update credit card data via your account on NY Public Radio

                    Secure account login would allow this update

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                    • 5 votes
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                      • crowdsourcing/comments in apps?

                        I would love to add a comment or participate in crowdsourcing projects from my phone without having to log onto the site.

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                        • Fix bug in the home page twitter feed - shortened link is broken

                          Example, as displayed on wnyc.org:
                          RT @kiranb: So good! Map your travel times across NYC, by subway or foot, from any single point, from @datanews at @WNYC http://t.co/XaGAO

                          Actual tweet:
                          So good!

                          Map your travel times across NYC, by subway or foot, from any single point, from @datanews at @WNYC http://project.wnyc.org/transit-time/

                          Link:
                          https://twitter.com/kiranb/status/355020007731757060

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                          • Show the time of the latest newscast

                            How latest is the latest newscast? Would it be possible to add a little indicator of when the "latest newscast" widget on the website was last updated?

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                            • Android: 1) Fast forward and backward. 2) More descriptive summaries. 3) App doesn't change portrait to landscape

                              1, One ought to be able to scroll forward and backward while listening. I can do this when listening to, say, Brian or OTM on my computer. Can't do it when listening on the phone. PAUSE button only! But what if I've missed something due to distraction or I want to hear it again because it was really interesting? (Etc.)
                              2. The shows and segments have almost no summaries describing the segments or shows, if any. Look at the list of segments from Brian's shows. Titles only! This could be a lot better.
                              3. Don't know why, but when turn…

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                              • Latest Newscast

                                I really wish you would put it into iTunes as a podcast. It would be a great companion to NPR's Hourly News Summary podcast. I have to believe, as the only local news for America's largest city, it would get a ton of downloads.

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                                • Pod cast stories for young children

                                  I am a preschool teach and I am constantly trying to find interesting stories online for the children to listen to at quiet time to put them to sleep. I also think that older children and adults would benefit from this too. The station would find people to reading interesting multicultural books for young children, adults and teens. When it comes to plegde time you can sell book sets from the pod casts as a fund raiser for wnyc. Think about it. Esther

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                                  • Improvements for the "Live streaming app"

                                    This is when you click Listen and you get a little player widget.

                                    2 things:
                                    1. This app should allow users to rearrange the saved programs. Rearranging a playlist is pretty common functionality.

                                    2. Show how long a saved stream lasts. Also common functionality. (i.e. 2:40, 5:00, etc.)

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                                    • Change ordering of search results

                                      The default ordering for results returned by the web site search presently is "most relevant". But this is a poor choice, as people's queries will rarely contain enough information to make it possible to know what's most relevant. "Most recent" is a much better choice, as, I believe, people often search for something they heard very recently and are much more likely to find what they're looking for.

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                                      • app page needsnto have zoom in function operating so you can get to the part of the page with the app

                                        Please fix page navigation on the app download page- no way to scroll right or resize screen to access the app download

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