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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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Who is John Carter and what have we learned about Mars in the past century? MSNBC's Alan Boyle (Cosmic Log) talks withJPL Chief Scientist, Mars Exploration Directorate Dave Beaty. VS Science is produced in cooperation with MICA.... more

This week: Spocko and Mike Stark talk about Rush, advocacy and activism. The Tuesday line-up: Spocko and Mike Stark talk about advocacy and activism on the 1st Tuesday of the month; Susie Madrak and guest consider the impact... more

From the VSS Media Panel: Avedon Carol and Culture of Truth discuss their own observations from the past week, compared to coverage from the corporate media's Sunday morning talk shows. In a pre-recorded segment, Culture of... more

Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd discuss the present and future of liberalism in a centrist America. Plus 'What Digby Says'

Jay Ackroyd talks with filmmakers Frances Causey and Don Goldmacher about Heist: Who Stole the American Dream? the night before it opens at The Quad Cinema in NYC for a week long run, against the backdrop of a growing... more

Dave Johnson talks with Natasha Chart, online campaign manager at SEIU. They plan to talk about labor's situation, driving organizing through technology and the attacks on women's rights. Plus The Z Files. Follow @DCJohnson... more

Aaron Bady (@zunguungu) is everywhere! He's stopped by VS to talk about WIkileaks (http://bit.ly/jDyMN7 ) and about Occupy Oakland.( http://bit.ly/vDN1kT ). Now he joins us to discuss his review of David Graeber's opus Debt: The First... more

Special Oscars edition .... Marcy Wheeler blogs as emptywheel, while David Dayen produces the Firedoglake news feed. David and Marcy analyze the foreclosure fraud "settlement" (terms have still not been released) and then... more

Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd discuss the GOP debates and corporate taxation

Aaron Bady (@zunguungu) is everywhere! He's stopped by VS to talk about WIkileaks (http://bit.ly/jDyMN7 ) and about Occupy Oakland.( http://bit.ly/vDN1kT ). Now he joins us to discuss his review of David Graeber's opus Debt: The First... more
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