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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Australian economist and author Steve Keen considers himself a post-Keynesian, criticizing neoclassical economics as inconsistent, unscientific and empirically unsupported. He and Jay will talk about Keen's book Debunking Economics. Follow @ProfSteveKeen - Head Economics History & Politics at @KingstonUni, Neoclassical Econ critic, Debunking Economics author, Debtwatch blogger, Developer Minsky modeling program.
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Emily Willingham - Research scientist and science writer – York Times, Forbes, Slate, Wired, and Discover – recounts the inaugural Women in Science Writing Solutions Summit. Willingham was the chief organizer of the... more

Marcy Wheeler & BMAZ will talk about Chelsea Manning's op-ed, Iraq and how our (U.S.) stupid secrecy rules lead us to do boneheaded things. http://t.co/X8hQR0LeaL Then HR 3361 USA Freedom Act, aka the USA... more

How gay activists – led by GetEQUAL and Serivce Members United – won in the Obama era, when other progressive communities were stymied by Democratic inaction and hostility. AmericaBlog former Deputy Editor... more

Jacquelyn Morie – All These Worlds, LLC – on identity and virtual worlds. A conversation with science writer Jennifer Ouellette. Virtually Speaking Science episodes are hosted by Alan Boyle, Kelly Hills, Tom Levenson &... more

Gamechangers: Antarctic ice shelf melting; Piketty; Princeton/Northwestern "oligarchy study;" Jeremy Rifkin's Zero Marginal Cost (capitalism and emerging technologies). Then; Idaho and the return of Sgt Bowie Bergdahl. And, a little on... more

David Margolick, senior contributor at Vanity Fair, discusses his book Strange Fruit: The Biography of a Song. He takes us back to 1939 when Billie Holiday first performed, and then recorded, one of the most extraordinary songs of the 20th... more

?Humankind hasn't had an experience like this–an encounter with a new planet–in a long time,? said Alan Stern, New Horizons' principal investigator. ?Everything we see on Pluto will be a revelation.? Countdown to... more

June 1, 2014 – Political satirist Culture of Truth bases The Bobblespeak Translations on Meet the Press and This Week with George Stephanopoulos. Using show transcripts, he creates the 'most ridiculous moment' for Virtually... more

Gun nuttery, Jamie Diamond and the proposal to demolish Detroit. Also A Better Solution for Detroit's Blight. Commentary from Cliff Schecter – nationally syndicated columnist and political commentator, co-founder and part owner of... more

May 18, 2014 – Political satirist Culture of Truth bases The Bobblespeak Translations on Meet the Press and This Week with George Stephanopoulos. Using show transcripts, he creates the 'most ridiculous moment' for Virtually... more
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