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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Anatomy, identity, intersex. Medical historian/ethicist Alice Dreger (Northwestern) and Kelly Hills discuss Dreger's new book, Galileo's Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists, and the Search for Justice in Science.

On-Demand Episodes

Nancy Altman discusses present day social insurance policy in the context of her new book Social Security Works! coauthored with Eric Kingson. From the Silent Generation to Baby Boomers, from Generation X to Millennials and Generation... more

Obama declaring he should have closed Gitmo on day one; Israel; Republican presidential candidates. Commentary from Susie Madrak (Managing Editor, Crooks and Liars) & Michael Brooks (contributor and producer for The Majority... more

Political satire from Culture of Truth, who notes the most ridiculous moments of the Sunday morning political talk shows. Read his Bobblespeak Translations for March 15. RJ Eskow and Andrew Jerrell Jones responded on VS... more

Tonight we talk about the Ferguson Report and the persistence of institutional vestiges of Jim Crow--and its manifestation in Oklahoma. Iran negotiations and Bibi's visit and the Republican modern Know Nothings' grasp of "foreign policy."... more

What questions are scientists asking about the existence of intelligent extraterrestial life? Alan Boyle taks with Seth Shostak – Senior Astronomer and Director of the Center for SETI – and Don Lincoln... more

Political satire from Culture of Truth, who notes the most ridiculous moments of the Sunday morning political talk shows. Read his Bobblespeak Translations for March 8. Gaius Publius and Marcy Wheeler responded on VS Sundays. Listen... more

1. Email scandals - what's important here? http://www.salon.com/2015/03/05/americas_real_secret_revealed_clinton_petraeus_how_elites_protect_their_legacies/ 2. Iran, Bibi & the Israeli elections.... more

DIgby discusses Citizen Four, the 2015 Academy Award winning documentary featuring Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald. The program also includes an excerpt, and discussion of, the late David Carr's interview with director Laura... more

Political satire meets media critique. From the author of The Bobblespeak Translations come the most ridiculous moment in last Sunday morning's Meet the Press and Face the Nation.
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