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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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Developments in the Freedom Act; differential media treatment of Waco vs Baltimore; the latest from the republican klown car. Commentary from digby, Andrew Jerrell Jones and Jay Ackroyd. Plus another ridiculous moment from politcal satirist Culture of Truth. Links The GOP's despicable decision to play dumb on Iraq; The GOP's xenophobia primary, The GOP's Scientology Strategy; The GOP's lurid obsessions The 2015 Virtually Speaking Media Panel: Andrew Jerrell Jones, Avedon Carol, Cliff Schecter, David Dayen, Dave Johnson, David Waldman, digby, Gaius Publius, Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler, RJ Eskow, Stuart Zechman Alternates: Susan Madrak, Sara Robinson, Spocko, Charles Lenchner
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Virtually Speaking Science | MSNBC's Alan Boyle (ed. Cosmic Log) talks with Marc Millis, of the Tau Zero Foundation and one of the big names in interstellar travel discussions. Marc worked for years on NASA's Breakthrough Propulsion... more

Dave Waldman, aka KagroX, a non-practicing attorney, former Capitol Hill aide and Hotline staff writer (back when Chuck Todd was an intern), David writes chiefly on Congressional procedure at CongressMatters and is the voice behind... more

Sundays @ 6pm pacific | 9pm eastern •VIRTUALLY SPEAKING SUNDAYS: OUR MEDIA NOT THEIRS | Two writers from the excellent VSS media panel discuss developments of the week, often highlighting issues neglected or... 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.

Hr 1 - This week in Liberalism Jay Ackroyd and Stuart Zechman Hr 2- Jay visits with Les Leopold, co-founder and director of The Labor Institute and the Public Health Institute, designs research and educations programs on occupational... more

Former political operative and recovering journalist, blogger and working class warrior Susie Madrak chats with Will Bunch about his new Kindle book: October 1, 2011: The Battle of Brooklyn Bridge." Follow @will_bunch, @SusieMadrak

Sundays @ 6pm pacific | 9pm eastern •VIRTUALLY SPEAKING SUNDAYS: OUR MEDIA NOT THEIRS | Marcy Wheeler and Stuart Zechman talk about War (Libya), War (Iraq), and War (Iran). And bailouts: Marcy reports that Ben... 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.

Hr 1 - Virtually Speaking A-Z: This week in liberalism. Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd| continue the search for deeper understanding and meaningful expressions of Movement liberalism. Follow @Stuart_Zechman Hr 2 - Virtually... more

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
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