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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Stuart Zechman and Culture of Truth| This week in liberalism: a continuing conversation. Tonight's question: Ought Liberals believe that Barack Obama really believes that ?solving? the deficit ?problem? will allow liberals to begin getting... more

Recovering journalist and class warrior Susie Madrak explores the impact of current events on the daily lives of working class people. Tonight Susie talks with Spocko beginning at 5 min 30 secs.Read him at http://www.spockosbrain.com/.... more

Sundays @ 6pm pacific | 9pm eastern •VIRTUALLY SPEAKING SUNDAYS: OUR MEDIA NOT THEIRS | Avedon Carol and Correntewire's Lambert Strether and Vastleft in a wide ranging conversation. ?Our Media Not Theirs? |... more

Ongoing conversation centering on the nature and political realities of liberalism. Social Security, kabuki. Follow @Stuart_Zechman @Bobblespeak

Stirling Newberry and Ian Welsh consider the intersections of global economics, US political theater, Canadian politics and democratic values: The Personal is Not* the Political.

Recovering journalist and class warrior Susie Madrak talks with writer - politics, arts, books, movies, parenthood and, occasionally, home repair - Lance Mannion about current political stories in the traditional and non traditional media.

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

We open with Virtually Speaking A-Z, at 8pm EDT, to discuss the debt limit kabuki, and then we turn to tomatoes. A former contributing editor at Gourmet magazine, Barry ist he author of the recently released Tomatoland, a book about... more

Susie Madrak chats with investigative reporter and Philadelphia Magazine staff writer Steve Volk about his new book: ?Fringe-ology: How I Tried to Explain Away the Unexplainable – and Couldn't.?

OUR MEDIA NOT THEIRS | Two writers from the excellent VSS media panel discuss developments of the week, often highlighting issues neglected or misrepresented on the Sunday morning broadcasts. Always informative, always... more
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