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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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Jacob Lief is the founder of the Ubuntu Education Fund: Ubuntu Education Fund is a non-profit organization that provides world-class health and educational support to the orphaned and vulnerable children of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Ubuntu's mission is simple, all-encompassing, yet radical: to help raise township children by providing what all children deserve—everything. We discuss his book: I Am Because You Are
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MIT's Tom Levenson hosts VS Science on the third Wednesday of the month to discuss history of science, economics, and some climate science. Science Historian Naomi Oreskes, author of "Merchants of Doubt, How a Handful of... more

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

Susie Madrak and Culture of Truth 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 and Allison discuss Occupy Wall Street, and the media's coverage of the movement

Recovering journalist, blogger and working class warrior Susie Madrak chats with organizer Ali Savino about #OccupyDC and #OccupyWallSt Ali has been on the ground in DC for the past 10 days. Follow her @alisavino

Marcy Wheeler discuss developments of the week with Julian Sanchez, highlighting issues neglected or misrepresented on the Sunday morning broadcasts, drawing from their current work. Julian is a Washington, D.C.-based... more

Stuart comes back with a report from his participation in OccupyWallStreet's evennig General Assemblies. What are they trying to accomplish? What is their goal? Their goal is to occupy Wall Stret.

9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking with Jay Ackroyd | Jay talks with Matt Stoller about #occupywallst. An American political activist and writer, from 2009-2011, Matt served as Senior Policy Advisor to Rep. Alan Grayson of... more

MSNBC's Alan Boyle (Cosmic Log) talks with Sean Carroll, theoretical physicist at Caltech. Sean studies the theoretical aspects of cosmology, field theory, and gravitation, learning about fundamental physics by studying the structure and... more

Stuart Zechman joins recovering journalist, blogger and working class warrior Susie Madrak. They'll talk about what #OccupyWallStreet means for progressives.
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