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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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Bernie Sanders as the voice of broadly popular, bipartisan positions on Social Security, "free" trade (TPP), paid sick and maternal leave, minimum wage increases, overtime pay. Polling from populistmajority.org Innocence Project and our broken criminal justice system. Commentary from Dave Johnson, Cliff Schecter, Jay Ackroyd. Political satire from Culture of Truth. Follow @CliffSchecter @DCJohnson @JayAckroyd @Bobblespeak The 2015 Virtually Speaking Media Panel: Andrew Jerrell Jones, Avedon Carol, Cliff Schecter, David Dayen, Dave Johnson, David Waldman, digby, Gaius Publius, Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler, RJ Eskow, Stuart Zechman. Alternates: Susan Madrak, Sara Robinson, Spocko, Charles Lenchner
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On-Demand Episodes

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

Tonight's rebroadcast is an episode where Dave Johnson, of Seeing the Forest and Campaign for America's Future, talks about the Democratic leadership in Congress and the likely outcomes of the Super Committee on the deficit.

Avedon Carol and Sam Seder 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

Sandra Bérard talks with Steve about a small rural Cambodian community and the transformation underway through the efforts of the Rural Economic Development Agency (READA). The READA team of 15 works with the poorest... more

Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd. Ongoing discussion centering on the nature, ideology and political realities of liberalism and conversely on the nature, ideology and political realities of Democratic centrism. Pre-recorded, no calls.

Jay talks with Glenn Greenwald about his new book, With Liberty and Justice for Some. Glenn blogs at salon.com. Follow @GGreenwald

Recovering journalist, blogger and working class warrior Susie Madrak talks with political cartoonist and graphic novelist Ted Rall about non-violence and its limitations as a revolutionary strategy. Check out his latest book: "The... 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

This week in liberalism. | Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd| In the continuing exploration of the role of Centrism in the Democratic party and for meaningful ways to express Movement liberalism as a registered Democrat. Or not. This... more

Hr 2 - Jay talks with economist Dean Baker, author of The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive, Taking Economics Seriously, False Profits: Recovering from the Bubble Economy, Plunder and Blunder: The Rise... more
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