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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Historian Rick Perlstein returns to Virtually Speaking to discuss his new book, The Invisible Bridge. Blogger extraordinaire Digby joins us as guest interviewer. RIck has described Digby this way: My other favorite political writer, Heather... 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 Stutting down the gov't: McConnell's implied threat. Austerity in Europe and the... more

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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