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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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Jay talks with Jacob Lief, co-founder of the Ubuntu Education Fund and author of I Am Because You Are Ubuntu Education Fund 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. Follow @Ubuntujakes @JayAckroyd
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David Dayen, Stuart Zechman discuss developments of the week, often highlighting issues neglected or misrepresented on the Sunday morning broadcasts. Always informative, always passionate, frequently with a touch of... more

This week in liberalism. | Avedon Carol (in for Stuart Zechman) talks with Jay Ackroyd| about Newt Gingrich, celebrity, the jockeying for position among the Republican candidates for POTUS, centrism, neo conservatives and GOP... more

Hr 2. Jay talks with Corey Robin - associate professor of political science at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center about Corey's newest book, The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin. His... more

Dave Waldman aka kagroX steps in for Susie Madrak. Recovering journalist and class warrior Susie Madrak explores the impact of current events on the daily lives of working class people.

Avedon Carol and Jay Ackroyd discuss developments of the week, highlighting issues neglected or misrepresented on the Sunday morning broadcasts, drawing from their work of the prior week and the wickedly funny Bobblespeak... more

Marcy Wheeler and Dave Waldman step in for Susie Madrak Follow @emptywheel @KagroX @Susie Madrak

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

Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd discuss the erosion of the US Bill of Rights being made manifest by the Occupy movements.

Aaron Bady (zunguzungu) has been involved in the Occupy Oakland movement. He joins us to discuss recent developments, and also to place the Occupy movement into a socai socialogical context. His blog is a go to resource for all... more

MIT's Tom Levenson -- Science documentary filmmaker and Director of MIT's Graduate program in writing and humanistic studies -- hosts VS Science on the third Wednesday of the month to discuss history of science, economics,... more
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