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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Srdja Popovic is the author of Blueprint for Revolution and founder and Executive Director of the Centre for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS), which has worked with pro-democracy activists from more than 50 countries,... more

Domestic security is getting pretty complicated, what with miliarized police operations, cameras documenting events that were previously unaccessible, "non-lethal" weapons that aren't really, and a really extensive internal security... more

Bankrupt American public policy: TransPacific Partnership (TPP); the Republican budget; Iran treaty. Clinton and the dominance of centrist policy and rhetoric in the Dem party. Commentary from Dave Johnson, Stuart Zechman, Jay Ackroyd.... more

What's up at Virgin Galactic? Five months after the tragic loss of SpaceShipTwo and one of its pilots, the company is building a new SpaceShipTwo – and moving ahead with a project called Launcher One to put small satellites in orbit.... more

Political satire from Culture of Truth, who notes the most ridiculous moments of the Sunday morning political talk shows. Read his Bobblespeak Translations for March 29. Digby and Joan McCarter responded on VS Sundays. Listen here.

Digby and Joan McCarter discuss the bind centrist Democrats, like Chris Van Hollen, have put themselves in by putting themselves on record in opposition to Social Security, how this helps Donna Edwards, and how we can help... more

Nancy Altman discusses present day social insurance policy in the context of her new book Social Security Works! coauthored with Eric Kingson. From the Silent Generation to Baby Boomers, from Generation X to Millennials and Generation... more

Obama declaring he should have closed Gitmo on day one; Israel; Republican presidential candidates. Commentary from Susie Madrak (Managing Editor, Crooks and Liars) & Michael Brooks (contributor and producer for The Majority... more

Political satire from Culture of Truth, who notes the most ridiculous moments of the Sunday morning political talk shows. Read his Bobblespeak Translations for March 15. RJ Eskow and Andrew Jerrell Jones responded on VS... more
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