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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Incarceration in America. The US has the highest incarceration rate in the world. Our guests discuss how this monstrous system has come to be, the role the War on Drugs has played, and alterantive approaches. Peter Moskos and Jesse... more

Recovering journalist and class warrior Susie Madrak explores the impact of current events on the daily lives of working class people. This week, David Dayen and Jay Ackroyd.

Sundays @ 6pm pacific | 9pm eastern •VIRTUALLY SPEAKING SUNDAYS: OUR MEDIA NOT THEIRS | Culture of Truth and David Dayen consider developments of the week, highlighting issues neglected or misrepresented on... more

Hr. 1 - A-Z: Stuart Zechman & Jay Ackroyd discuss 'the week in Liberalism.' Hr. 2 - Virtually Speaking with Jay Ackroyd | Jay talks with author, teacher, journalist David Ropiek about how we perceive risk, the challenges of communicating risk... more

Recovering journalist and class warrior Susie Madrak explores the impact of current events on the daily lives of working class people. This week: Richard (RJ) Eskow writes at A Night Light, Huffington Post and OurFuture.org. A former... more

Sundays @ 6pm pacific | 9pm eastern •VIRTUALLY SPEAKING SUNDAYS: OUR MEDIA NOT THEIRS | This week Joan McCarter and Cliff Schecter consider developments of the week, highlighting issues neglected or misrepresented on... more

This is an edited version of the August 4 program. The podcast features Stuart Zechman dissecting the idea that because many Americans are skeptical of government, therefore we a are center right nation. In fact, people are even... more

Recovering journalist and class warrior Susie Madrak explores the impact of current events on the daily lives of working class people. This week: Susie talks with Dave Johnson about the stock market and the Democratic leadership... more

Sundays @ 6pm pacific | 9pm eastern •VIRTUALLY SPEAKING SUNDAYS: OUR MEDIA NOT THEIRS | Two writers from the excellent VSS media panel discuss developments of the week, often highlighting issues neglected or... more

Ongoing discussion centering on the nature, ideology and political realities of liberalism and conversely on the nature, ideology and political realities of Democratic centrism. No call-ins: recorded the previous Thursday.
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