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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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Your alternative to the Sunday morning talking heads. This week: Scalia, the Democratic pie fights and a plea for progressive unity in the face of policy and consitutional crisis.. Dave Johnson is Senior Fellow with Campaign for America's Future. Read Dave at Seeing the Forest, Campaign for America's Future, Huffington Post and other outlets. With more than 20 years of technology industry experience, Dave's earlier career included technical positions, including video game design at Atari and Imagic. He was a pioneer in design and development of productivity and educational applications of personal computers. He helped co-found a company developing desktop systems to validate carbon trading in the US. Follow @DCJohnson See also http://seeingtheforest.com/ http://www.ourfuture.org/ The 2016 Virtually Speaking Media Panel: Avedon Carol, Cliff Schecter, Culture of Truth, David Dayen, Dave Johnson, David Waldman, digby, Gaius Publius, Isaiah Poole, Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler, Sara Robinson, Susie Madrak, Spocko, Stuart Zechman
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Stuart Zechman and Gaius Publius discuss the Paris accords, earth's climate, and the climate of fear and authoritarianist rhetoric that is characterizing our body politic. President Obama responds to Republican calls for escalation throughout... more

Welcome to the 13th edition of the clown car chronicles. Jay Ackroyd and UR blogger digby — American political writer and founder of the liberal blog Hullabaloo and a daily columnist for Salon Magazine, Follow @digby56... 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. Follow... more

Welcome to the 12th edition of the clown car chronicles. Jay Ackroyd and UR blogger digby — American political writer and founder of the liberal blog Hullabaloo and a daily columnist for Salon Magazine, Follow @digby56... more

Domestic terrorism: perception, framing and responses gun violence e.g. growing awareness of violence against abortion clinics as a political act. Commentary from Sarah Robinson and David Waldman. Jay Ackroyd hosts. Front pg editorial NY... more

Digby discusses the GOP presidential hopefuls. Also Planned Parenthood and guns.

Digby and Jay Ackroyd try to make sense out of the reaction to the Paris attacks. How does the media deal with a lying nativist when "lying nativist" is not on their style sheets.

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. This... more

Sanders on Democratic Socialism; Trump on Muslim Americans; Warren on corporate tax reform. Commentary from Dave Johnson and Isaiah Poole you're unlikely to hear from the DC media villager. Jay Ackroyd hosts.... more

Robert Jacobs is associate professor at Hiroshima City University and Asia-Pacific Journal contributing editor. He is the author of The Dragon's Tail: Americans Face the Atomic Age (2010), the editor of Filling the Hole in the Nuclear Future:... more
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