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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Avedon & Jay offer a counterpoint to the Sunday morning talk shows.
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Journalist (Philadelphia Daily News) and columnist (Huffington Post) Will Bunch pushes back against this week's Reagan mythologizing. Will and Jay discuss the truth about Ronald Reagan, and how the Myth of Ronald Reagan came to be,... more

Host Susie Madrak, former award-winning journalist, musician and working-class warrior, writes at Suburban Guerrilla and Crooks and Liars. Susie discusses unfolding events in Egypt with Juan Cole, polylingual professor of history at the... more

Stuart and Jay focus on the nature of liberalism, presenting and discussing enduring liberal values through the voices of individual citizens considering what American liberalism (or progressivism) means to them, and to our country's future.

David Cay Johnston, Pulitzer prize winning investigative journalist, talks about his book, Free Lunch

Susie hosts a conversation with Natasha Chart and Chris Bowers, well-known policy wonks and ubergeek bloggers who just happen to be married to each other. (They're also two of the funniest, most politically insightful people Susie knows.)... more

There are developments of the week to discuss; gasbag atrocities to be documented; and various news stories that arise during the Sunday shows to be considered. There WILL be mockery.

Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd host a program centered on the nature of liberalism today. This week we stop to survey political landscape on the "left": benevolent democrats, pragmatic centrists, and moderates. And how liberalism... more

Tom teaches science writing at MIT,posts at his own The Inverse Square Blog and at Balloon Juice We will talk about science in contemporary politics, and also about how the modern economy originated in the 17th century, referring to his... more

Susie Madraks guest is April Elliott Kent, a San Diego astrologer, author and web designer. April writes at Big Sky Astrology. She authored Star Guide to Weddings: Your Horoscope for Living Happily Ever After. The Essential Guide to Practical... more

Cliff writes for the Huntington Post and Guardian, provides political commentary on MSNBC and is a political consultant based in Columbus OH. Culture of Truth provides weekly translations of the Sunday Morning Talk Shows.
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