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

June Carbone is the Edward A. Smith/Missouri Chair of Law, the Constitution and Society at University of Missouri Kansas City . Professor Carbone writes extensively about the legal issues surrounding marriage, divorce and family... more

his week, Spocko and Mike Stark -- in the context of today's media environment, effective activism, organizing strategies and the power of the 99% -- explore what we can learn from the SOPA fight and the Korman debacle to fight the Right.... more

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

Stirling Newberry, Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd discuss oil, auserity, the pre-history of agriculture, resource use, human nature and the long term prospects of America, and humanity, in an unegalitarian world hoovering up... more

How do the US presidential candidates view science and technology issues? Why might politically undeclared scientists join the GOP? MSNBC's Alan Boyle (Cosmic Log) talks with ScienceDebate.org's Shawn Lawrence Otto, author of... more

Marcy and Jay take the test, live, and discuss the contents of the recently released "How Thick is Your Bubble" quiz from AEI and Charles Murray. http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=how-thick-is-your-bubble... more

digby and Stuart Zechman discuss developments of the week, highlighting what's been 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 copyright, freedom of expression and SOPA in the context of Disney's release of a tshirt featuring the image of Mickey Mouse embedded in the sonic image on the cover of Joy Division's Unknown... more

Back briefly from covering the presidential primary campaign, Olivier Knox (@OKnox) of the AFP updates us on the GOP and on Nibbles 6th birthday.
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