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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Australian economist and author Steve Keen considers himself a post-Keynesian, criticizing neoclassical economics as inconsistent, unscientific and empirically unsupported. He and Jay will talk about Keen's book Debunking Economics. Follow @ProfSteveKeen - Head Economics History & Politics at @KingstonUni, Neoclassical Econ critic, Debunking Economics author, Debtwatch blogger, Developer Minsky modeling program.
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Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd discuss Medicare reform,

Ilona Meagher comes by to talk about stress and stress management. On the way, they talk about veterans and civilians. Chicago Dyke calls in.

Will Bunch of the Philadelphia Daily News, Charles Pierce of the Boston Globe and PowerPop's Steve Simels and NYMary (aka Eschaton's Molly Ivers) take on Susie Madrak and her big book of music trivia and each other... Recovering... more

Ongoing discussion .. this week in liberalism, centering on the nature and political realities of liberalism. No call-ins: recorded the previous Thursday.

The Gulf of Mexico revisited one year later. Fishgrease, Bob Cavnar. More at http://blog.virtually-speaking.com/2011/04/21/anniversary/.

Susie Madrak talks with Publisher John Amato and Managing Editor Dave Niewart of Crooks and Liars, and authors of "Over the Cliff," their book on how the right wing went crazy over Obama's election.

Susie and Culture of Truth will discuss the developments of the week--and document some of today's atrocities..

A special segment of Virtually Speaking Sunday: Maple Syrup Edition with Our Man in Abiko on #Quakebook, the Japanese Red Cross and naked tweeting.

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

9pm eastern John Campbell of the Africa Desk at the Council of Foreign Relations, former ambassador to Nigeria and author of Dancing on the Brink and Marcy Wheeler, author of Anatomy of Deceit, discuss the tension between... more
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