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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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Four days of mayhem in a Mitch McConnell led Senate. Commentary from Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler, politcal satire from Culture of Truth. Jay Ackroyd moderates. Follow @emptywheel @JoanMcCarter @JayAckroyd @Bobblespeak The 2015 Virtually Speaking Media Panel: Andrew Jerrell Jones, Avedon Carol, Cliff Schecter, David Dayen, Dave Johnson, David Waldman, digby, Gaius Publius, Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler, RJ Eskow, Stuart Zechman Alternates: Isaiah Poole, Susan Madrak, Sara Robinson, Spocko, Charles Lenchner
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Understanding US public policy, both domestic and foreign, is impossible without considering the role of intelligence operations, government, contracted to government and private. The roles of domestic surveillance, foreign infilitration,... more

Political satirist Culture of Truth bases The Bobblespeak Translations on Meet the Press and/or This Week with George Stephanopoulos. Using show transcripts, he creates the 'most ridiculous moment' for Virtually Speaking Sundays where two... more

Political satirist Culture of Truth bases The Bobblespeak Translations on Meet the Press and/or This Week with George Stephanopoulos. Using show transcripts, he creates the 'most ridiculous moment' for Virtually Speaking Sundays where two... more

The smearing of Planned Parenthood + murder-suicide massac in the US. Commentary from Cliff Schecter & David Waldman. Political satire from Culture of Truth. Jay Ackroyd moderates.

Kelly Hills talks with Madhusudan Katti about reconciliation ecology: managing urban ecosystems for biodiversity; which includes managing the impact of droughts. Read Dr. Katti on water management in cities in the American West,... more

Cybersecurity, cyberterrorism and end-to-end encryption. Perceptions of the players in the Greece eurocrisis. Reddit and sexism and "free speech" vs. investor return. Commentary from Spocko and Jay Ackroyd. From Spocko, more on the... more

Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd talk about the broad popularity of the Liberal policy agenda.

Charles Schumer-Rob Portman proposed "repatriation tax holiday" on what corporations owe on "offshore" profits held in tax havens AND a huge tax break to encourage offshoring production and profits in the future. Then, from the morning... more

Professor Cat Warren joins us to discuss her book, What the Dog Knows. She and her German shepherd have spent the last seven years searching for the dead. Solo is a cadaver dog. What started as a way to harness Solo's unruly... more
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