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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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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

Cosmic Log's Alan Boyle talks with Marc Abrahams, creator of the Ig Nobel Prize ceremony and editor of the Annals of Improbable Research, "Last, but not least, there are the Ig Nobel awards. These come with little cash, but much... more

On the first Tuesday of every month, Spocko and Mike Stark talk about today's media and political environment, effective activism, organizing strategies and the power of the 99%. Follow @spockosbrain @mike_stark Listen live and later on... more

Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd consider competing economic theories and economic recovery. Macro economics, meaning job creation, insane austerity policies and the role of government.

Eve Gittelson (aka nyceve) reviews the year in health care policy.

Digby and Stuart Zechman join recovering journalist and class warrior Susie Madrak to explore the impact of current events on the daily lives of working class people. Wide ranging 2 hr conversation, including voting strategies for thinking... more

This week in liberalism. Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd discuss Politifact's Lies of the Year--the partisan counter-claims of Republicans and Democrats over the last three years that they are each committed to the destruction of Medicare... more

CW Anderson, an ethnographer who studies the news, and how changes in technology, culture and economics are shaping journalism, will join us to discuss the concept of Hacking Journalism. You can find Chris at... more
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