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 and Jay discuss the role that anti-trust laws play in the preservation of market competition, and therefore capitalism, in liberal American society. In particular, they discuss the Verizon/ATT wireless duopoly, in the context of the... more

Fishgrease on Tar Sands, Fracking and British Petroleum spill. An oil and gas expert of many years, Fishgrease writes about the oil and gas industry, particularly the ineffectiveness of British Petroleum's attempts at clean-up and... more

Recovering journalist and class warrior Susie Madrak explores the impact of current events on the daily lives of working class people.

Sundays @ 6pm pacific | 9pm eastern •VIRTUALLY SPEAKING SUNDAYS: OUR MEDIA NOT THEIRS | Susie Madrak and Stuart Zechman talk about the weather, emergency preparedness and response and the value of government;... more

Ongoing discussion centering on the nature, ideology and political realities of liberalism and conversely on the nature, ideology and political realities of Democratic centrism. No call-ins: recorded the previous Thursday.

Incarceration in America. The US has the highest incarceration rate in the world. Our guests discuss how this monstrous system has come to be, the role the War on Drugs has played, and alterantive approaches. Peter Moskos and Jesse... more

Recovering journalist and class warrior Susie Madrak explores the impact of current events on the daily lives of working class people. This week, David Dayen and Jay Ackroyd.

Sundays @ 6pm pacific | 9pm eastern •VIRTUALLY SPEAKING SUNDAYS: OUR MEDIA NOT THEIRS | Culture of Truth and David Dayen consider developments of the week, highlighting issues neglected or misrepresented on... more

Hr. 1 - A-Z: Stuart Zechman & Jay Ackroyd discuss 'the week in Liberalism.' Hr. 2 - Virtually Speaking with Jay Ackroyd | Jay talks with author, teacher, journalist David Ropiek about how we perceive risk, the challenges of communicating risk... more

Recovering journalist and class warrior Susie Madrak explores the impact of current events on the daily lives of working class people. This week: Richard (RJ) Eskow writes at A Night Light, Huffington Post and OurFuture.org. A former... more
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