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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Charles Lenchner is a co-founder of Ready for Warren and a consultant for labor, political and nonprofit organizations, tweets as @clenchner. We will discuss the recent breaks in one of the most corrupt state houses in the land, Albany NY,... more

Adia Benton and Kelly Hills talk about Benton's new book and the spread of and response to Ebola. HIV Exceptionalism: Development through Disease in Sierra Leone an ethnographic account of how HIV exceptionalism -- the idea that... more

SOTU: the Obama Strategy (read Gaius here); GOP Congress's assault on reproductive justice; Newsweek calling out "Christians" for trying to make policy based on a seriously faulty reading of their own book. Will non-fundamentalists... more

From Martin Luther King to Eric Holder. Commentary from Susie Madrak Managing editor at Crooks and Liars and Jay Ackroyd. Political satire from Culture of Truth. Susie's blog is Suburban Guerrilla at susiemadrak.com. Follow... more

Tom's new book: The Stronghold: How Republicans Captured Congress but Surrendered the White House is out today, and we're lucky enough to have an interview I recorded with Tom on January 13 . Follow @schaller67 Thomas F.... more

Physicist Ainissa Ramirez, co-author of Newton's Football: The Science Behind America's Game talks wih host Jennifer Ouellette about Newton's Football, life as a science evangelist and Science Underground, her new micro-podcast with... more

Political satire from Culture of Truth, based on the Jan 11 Bobblespeak Translations of Meet the Press and This Week with George Stephanopoulos.

France declares war on terror http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/11/world/europe/paris-terrorist-attacks.html James Fallows on the military industrial complex... more

Marc Abrahams, creator of the Ig Nobel Prize ceremony and editor of the Annals of Improbable Research returns to talk with Cosmic Log's Alan Boyle. B0yle on strange science. "Last, but not least, there are the Ig Nobel awards. These... more
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