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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Political satire from Culture of Truth, author of the Bobblepeak Translations

War, spying and how ISIS is sucking out all the air of Democratic efforts to look back at economic issues (esp the minimum wage). Marcy Wheeler & Richard Eskow. Plus political satirist Culture of Truth.

Brooklyn College History professor and oral historian Philip Napoli joins us to discuss his book Bringing It All Back Home, an oral history of the war and homecoming experiences of New York City's Vietnam Veterans. Through an... more

Jennifer Ouellette talks with Caltech physicist Spyridon (Spiros) Michalakis about quantum computing and quantum information. Read quantumfrontiers.com Follow @quantum_spiros @JenLucPiquant

NY: Dems for Governor & Lt. Governor, what we need from Obamacare; net neutrality. Plus Culture of Truth. Jay Ackroyd moderates. follow @JoanMcCarter @Gaius_Publius @Bobblespeak @JayAckroyd

Hr 1: Kelly hosts journalist Mona Gable, author of Blood Brother: The Gene That Rocked My Family; about genetic testing, the discovery of her brother's Huntington's diagnosis and the subsequen choices faced by her family. Gable... more

Editor/publisher of the Reno News & Review, D. Brian Burghart has established Fatal Encounters, a comprehensive and searchable national database of people killed during interactions with law enforcement. Crowdsourced information. CNN... more

Life on planets orbiting low mass stars. Dr. Sarah Ballard completed her PhD in Astronomy & Astrophysics at Harvard University in 2012 and is now a NASA Carl Sagan fellow at the University of Washington. She's written articles for the... more

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
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