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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Unfolding stories in Wisconsin with Athenae and Scout Prime. Recovering journalist and class warrior Susie Madrak explores the impact of current events on the daily lives of working class people.

Former US diplomat Joe Wilson and Marcy talk about the tension between transparency, security in a 'free' society.

Centrism is an ideology.....Stuart Zechman and JayAckroyd discuss the nature of US liberalism. This is the permanent location of a previously recorded show. No call-ins.

Woody Tasch - founder of Slow Money - and Jay talk about local investing strategies for healthy and vibrant economies.

Cosmic Log's Alan Boyle and Space Studies Institute Robin Snelson talk with planetary scientist Alan Stern, principal investigator for New Horizons, NASA's mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt, headed to a Pluto flyby in 2015. Associate... more

Susie Madrak talks with First Draft’s Jude Toche, who’s been covering Wisconsin; Dave Johnson from Seeing the Forest and Campaign for America’s Future, and Chris Savage from Eclectablog, who will be filling us in on the profoundly... more

MoJo political blogger Kevin Drum, The inventor of Friday catblogging, Kevin was a blogosphere pioneer when, after a stint in marketing, he went online as Calpundit in 2003. Prior to joining MoJo, he blogged at the Washington... more

Centrism is an ideology.....Stuart Zechman and JayAckroyd discuss the nature of US liberalism. This is the permanent location of a previously recorded show. No call-ins.

CUNY Professor of New Media CW (Chris) Anderson and Jay discuss the flap at NPR, in response to another James O'Keefe act of guerrilla journalism.

In this rebroadcast of last Sunday's program Canadian journalist Kevin Wood talks with Actor-musician-filmmaker Lindsay Stewart to talk about Canada's copyright crisis in the VS Maple Syrup Edition
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