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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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Commentary from digby, Andrew Jerrell Jones and Jay Ackroyd. Plus another ridiculous moment from politcal satirist Culture of Truth. The 2015 Virtually Speaking Media Panel: Andrew Jerrell Jones, Avedon Carol, Cliff Schecter, David Dayen, Dave Johnson, David Waldman, digby, Gaius Publius, Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler, RJ Eskow, Stuart Zechman Alternates: Susan Madrak, Sara Robinson, Spocko, Charles Lenchner
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Political satirist Culture of Truth bases The Bobblespeak Translations on Meet the Press and/or This Week with George Stephanopoulos. Using show transcripts, Culture of Truth creates the 'most ridiculous moment' for Virtually Speaking... more

Macro economist Dean Baker and Jay Ackroyd discuss the role public sector unions have played in the labor movement, wage rates, pensions and economic growth and income equality Baker is an American macroeconomist and... more

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

USA Freedom Act: passed by relative landslide this week in GOP House, awaiting Senate action, reportedly ends direct state bulk collection of phone records revealed (again) by Snowden, forces telecoms into bulk collection role Second... more

Elke Zuern, Alice Stone Ilchman Chair in Comparative and Intern'l Studies at Sarah Lawrence College discusses her book: The Politics of Necessity Community Organizing and Democracy in South Africa and current politics and... more

US progressive perspective on the UK elections and the austerity myth. Ramped up right-wing rhetoric over the upcoming SCOTUS ruling on same-sex marriage. Commentary from Sara Robinson and Jay Ackroyd. Political satire from Culture... more

We have an opportunity to reach a broader base of voters with good public policy. Bernie may be the thin edge of the wedge.

Alan and Matt discuss standard model of physics, upcoming plans for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) – the world's largest and most powerful particle collider, and the largest single machine in the world – which allows... more

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