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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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Jacob Lief is the founder of the Ubuntu Education Fund: Ubuntu Education Fund is a non-profit organization that provides world-class health and educational support to the orphaned and vulnerable children of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Ubuntu's mission is simple, all-encompassing, yet radical: to help raise township children by providing what all children deserve—everything. We discuss his book: I Am Because You Are
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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 where two... more

TPP. Why is the Transpacific Partnership the hill Obama is willing to die for? Why can't we have nice tihngs l? Why is it so difficult to implement obviously good public policy? Commentary from David Dayen and RJ Eskow. With Jay... more

David Brin, American scientist and award-winning author of science fiction, has received the Hugo, Locus, Campbell and Nebula Awards. Jay Ackroyd talks with Brin about Brin's prescient and still relevant, book The Transparent Society.... more

Commentary on current events. A counterpoint to the Sunday morning network shows. Jay Ackroyd moderates.

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.
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