Jay Ackroyd

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Live & lively. Informal & informed conversations about politics, policy, economics, media, science and more. Sundays feature a panel of prominent members of the liberal blogosphere. Wednesdays dedicated to science, authors and practitioners with hosts Alan Boyle, Tom Levenson and Jennifer Ouelette. Thursdays, Jay Ackroyd talks public affairs, mostly with authors, mostly about progressive issues. , presented simultaneously through the 3-D Second Life communications platform.

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Jay talks with public policy researcher Kathleen Geier, who writes about economics, labor, feminism, politics and culture. See Inequality Matters, The Baffler, The Nation, The Washington Monthly, Salon, The American Prospect.... more

Cliff Schecter, Avedon Carol & Jay Ackroyd comment on Rick Perlstein – historian and author of Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America, a New York Times bestseller picked as one of the best nonfiction... more

A VS Sundays regular, political satirist CultureofTruth is a US Constitutional lawyer and political satirist. His weekly Bobblespeak Translations are based on the transcripts of Meet the Press and This Week with George... more

Ferguson: the war at home. On the streets and in the courts. Discrediting progressive voices: Rick Perlstein. Jay Ackroyd moderates. Plus political satire from Culture of Ttruth.

This is a rerun of Jay Ackroyd's interview with Rick Perlstein, about his monumental tour de force, Nixonland. Rick is one of the nation's leading popular historians, and, until now, the capstone of his career. He has actually exceeded... more

Known for her work in theoretical cosmology at the interface of particle physics and astrophysics, author and theoretical astrophysicist, Katherine Freese is the George Eugene Uhlenbeck Collegiate Professor of Physics at the University of... more

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The Planetary Society's Emily Lakdawalla, Space.com contributor Rod Pyle and journalist and author Marc Kaufman look back at the first two years of the Curiosity Rover's mission on Mars, and look ahead to the future of Mars... more

Balance of powers: SCOTUS restricting executive power and Congress refusing to act. Are GOP seats really so safe that letting everything go to hell is a viable strategy? From Dept of Nat'l Security: CIA and NSA update. Joan McCarter &... more
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