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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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Stuart Zechman anf Jay Ackroyd discuss the present and future of liberalism in a centrist America.

Former staffer to Congressman Alan Grayson, Matt Stoller is a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute and a contributing editor to the financial site Naked Capitalism. He also contributes to Politico, Alternet, Salon, The Nation and... more

Author and activist Avedon Carol, who blogs at the SIdeshow and Lambert Strether, founder and editor of Correntewire, discuss Occupy DC and other political and policy developments of the week. Edited.

DIgby and CultureOfTruth discuss The Republican implosion, the desecration of Afghan soldiers killed in battle, Culture of Truth's commentary on David Gregory's pushing the both-sides-are-to -blame narrative, and COLBERT! Follow... more

Stuart Zechman anf Jay Ackroyd explain why socialists, libertarians and benevolent Democrats are not different forms of "liberals."

Lenore Skenazy comes by to talk about Free Range Kids, popular culture, politics and family life. Follow @FreeRangeKids @JayAckroyd

Susie discusses news of the week with vet and Occupy DC guy Mike Patterson and Stuart Zechman. Topics: #J17, Congress, Election 2012, Occupy Congress, being an undecided voter. Featuring episode 1 of the Z files.... more

Cliff Schecter and Gotta Laff 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

Stuart Zechman anf Jay Ackroyd discuss the present and future of liberalism in a centrist America.

Mac McClelland, human rights reporter for Mother Jones, and Jay Ackroyd discuss her new book For Us Surrender is Out of the Question: A Story From Burma's Never-Ending War
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