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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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.

Media and the drum beats to war; Exporting homegrown torture. Use and abuse of the "political" celebrity. Remembering Leonard Nimoy. Political satire from Culture of Truth. Jay Ackroyd moderates. Follow @digby56 @spockosbrain... more

I. Glenn Cohen talks with Kelly about the multi-billion dollar industry of medical tourism and his recent book Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law and Ethics (Nov. 12th; Oxford University Press) Cohen, Assistant Professor of Law... more

Spocko posts at Digby's Hullabaloo, Firedoglake and Spocko's Brain. This episode he discusses 6 fun and easy steps to change the media and public's view of torture and war. Read the first three at Hullaballoo. Follow... more

From political satirist Culture of Truth

Will there be a new backlash against liberals if we don't learn how to talk to our (non-liberal) neighbors? Can we find our commonality and finally work together for the things that most Americans - whether they call themselves liberal or... more

There are two Ohios--Lebron's Ohio and Marge Schott's Ohio. Tonight we talk with Cliff Schecter about Marge's Ohio, about why a woman's right to make her own reproductive decisions is endangered throughout Ohio. Cliff Schecter has... more

Which lies really matter, Brian WIlliams' or Dick Cheney's? GOP governors and Medicaid expansion encapsulated in King v Burwell and the tension in the party between doing as the Koch's command and what their constituents need. Joan... more

Matthew Sutton, Edward R. Meyer Distinguished Professor of History at Washington State University, discusses his book, American Apocalypse: A History of Modern Evangelicalism. The book describes the rise of the pre-millenialist... more
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