Virtually Speaking

Jay Ackroyd

United States, EnglishPolitics Progressive

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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June Carbone & Naomi Cahn, authors of Marriage Markets, talk with Jay Ackroyd about the economics of family life, children, marriage, social structure.
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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

Two journalists who share a passion for music -- Will Bunch of the Philadelphia Daily News and Charles Pierce of the Boston Globe talk with writer Susie Madrak about the ten CDs they would take if they were stranded on a desert island. Be... more

Marcy Wheeler and Eve Gittelson discuss the news of the week including the mess that is our health care financing system, and how it effects ordinary Americans who don't enjoy Congressional health coverage.

Every week Stuart and Jay discuss the developments of the week in the context of movement liberalism. This program is a rebroadcast of the show heard live on March 3rd, with no callins or chat.

Jay and syndicated columnist, author, and very funny public speaker, Lenore Skenazy - perhaps best known for her observations on popular culture and coining 'free range kids' - talk about sensible security, kids and parenting.
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