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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Australian economist and author Steve Keen considers himself a post-Keynesian, criticizing neoclassical economics as inconsistent, unscientific and empirically unsupported. He and Jay will talk about Keen's book Debunking Economics. Follow @ProfSteveKeen - Head Economics History & Politics at @KingstonUni, Neoclassical Econ critic, Debunking Economics author, Debtwatch blogger, Developer Minsky modeling program.
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On-Demand Episodes

Culture of Truth satirizes the Sunday Morning News shows

RERUN. This is a rebroadcast of a VS Sundays conversation featuring Zero Hour radio host RJ Eskow and political consultant Cliff Schecter. Policy versus politics, and insiders versus outsiders are the topics.

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

Commentary. Immigration and the right wing media/policy machine.Corporate tax inversions. Plus political satire from Culture of Truth. Jay Ackroyd moderates.

Homeowner relief through eminent domain, the recent Cuomo challenge and the role of third parties in an outside strategy--in particular, the working families party. Jay talks with Greg Basta, Deputy Director of New York Communities... more

Tom Levenson hosts Science Historian Naomi Oreskes, author The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future Speculative fiction meets historical perspective. 3 centuries "following the collapse of western culture, the dilemma... more

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

Commentary. SCOTUS. Obamacare. Plus political satire from Culture of Truth. Follow @Avedon_Says @JayAckroyd @Bobblespeak
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