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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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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From political satirist Culture of Truth

Will there be a new backlash against liberals if we don't learn how to talk to our (non-liberal) neighbors? Can we find our commonality and finally work together for the things that most Americans - whether they call themselves liberal or... more

There are two Ohios--Lebron's Ohio and Marge Schott's Ohio. Tonight we talk with Cliff Schecter about Marge's Ohio, about why a woman's right to make her own reproductive decisions is endangered throughout Ohio. Cliff Schecter has... more

Which lies really matter, Brian WIlliams' or Dick Cheney's? GOP governors and Medicaid expansion encapsulated in King v Burwell and the tension in the party between doing as the Koch's command and what their constituents need. Joan... more

Matthew Sutton, Edward R. Meyer Distinguished Professor of History at Washington State University, discusses his book, American Apocalypse: A History of Modern Evangelicalism. The book describes the rise of the pre-millenialist... more

Laurie Paul, philosophy professor at UC-North Carollina, Chapel Hill; 2014 Guggenheim fellow talks with Jennifer Ouellette about empathy, identity and whether having a child can be considered a rational decision (she's pro-childless... more

Pretty much every Sunday, Culture of Truth recounts the most ridiculous thing that happened on the Sunday Talk Shows. This weeks edition is called Crusader.

The Boehner-Bibi backfire Political satire from Culture of Truth. http://www.spockosbrain.com/2015/02/06/brian-williams-rpg-mistake-in-iraq-was-a-wartime-gift/

A physicist at Fermilab, member of the science team for the Compact Muon Solenoid at the Large Hadron Collider and the author of two books about the LHC, ?The Quantum Frontier? and ?The Large Hadron Collider? Don... more

Charles Lenchner is a co-founder of Ready for Warren and a consultant for labor, political and nonprofit organizations, tweets as @clenchner. We will discuss the recent breaks in one of the most corrupt state houses in the land, Albany NY,... more
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