Virtually Speaking

Jay Ackroyd

United States, EnglishPolitics Progressive

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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Legalization of marijuana policy and its significance. Jon Walker expects a large wave of states adopting legalization initiatives in the 2016 election. Given the drug wars big role in structural racism and growing evidence that legalization... more
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April 13, 2014 - Political satirist Culture of Truth bases The Bobblespeak Translations on the Sunday Talk Shows: Meet the Press and This Week with George Stephanopoulos. Using show transcripts, he creates the 'most... more

Transparency in gov't, the NSA, CMS and ICE edition. Commentary from Marcy Wheeler & Stuart Zechman. Jay Ackroyd moderates. Culture of Truth satirizes the top-down media. Links and bios here. Jay: "There's a common transparency... more

Jennifer Ouellette talks with astronomer Ray Jayawardhana, author of ?The Neutrino Hunters? about why these ghost particles are so endlessly fascinating to physicists, and why the Higgs boson is soooo 2012. Follow @JenLucPiquant... more

RERUN: This is a rebroadcast of Greg Basta of New York Communities for Change, describing the Fast Food Forward initiative, and the importance of increasing the minimum wage, Follow Greg: @GBNYChange

Culture of Truth offeres his weekly exegesis of the Suday Talk shows in the Virtually Speaking segment we call "The Most RIdiculous Thing that Happened This Sunday." This week's episode is Even the Liberal..... Harold Ford, that is.

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In one of a series of conversation on literature, film, brain function, historiography, hagiography and memoirs, Jay Ackroyd talks with Maria Dahvana Headley about fact & fiction in journalism & literature. Author of the historical fantasy novel,... more

Marcy Wheeler and Jay Ackroyd talk sports, NCAA, unions, Obama dragnet reforms and Ron Wyden.

One of a series of conversations about income inequality, economics and public policy, the 1%, plutocracy, income distribution and wealth distribution with Jay Ackroyd. A movement liberal, entrepreneur, technologist and public commentary... more
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