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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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

Recovering journalist and class warrior Susie Madrak explores the impact of current events on the daily lives of working class people. Tonight she talks with Nicole Sandler.

Prof. Jay Rosen, teaches journalism and directs the Studio 20 program at NYU, critiques the press and studies new media. And he 'mindcasts' on Twitter. In this rare and sill timely Sunday special, Rosen and Stuart Zechman talk about the... more

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

Economist Warren Mosler joins Jay... Can Taxes and Bonds Finance Government Spending? Modern Monetary Theory says no. Co-Author 'Understanding Modern Money.' Author 'The 7 Deadly Innocent Frauds of... more

Recorded earlier. VSSunday: Maple Syrup Edition - @OurManinAbiko on #quakebook and Dr Dawg on the Canadian General Election and the contempt charges brought against the Govt for withholding information from Parliament.

Tonight: Libya with writer, student, poet, musician, and political activist Rafael Noboa y Rivera. Read his "Dispelling some myths about US involvement in Libya: it isn't humanitarian and it isn't about democracy, either"

Dan Ellsberg discusses Wilileaks, the role of whistleblowers, and their endangered future. 8pm eastern - Maple Syrup Edition - @OurManinAbiko on #quakebook and Dr Dawg on the Canadian General Election and the contempt... more

Liberalism and Libya. When is it right to intervene?

9pm eastern: Evolutionary biologist and author of the science blog Pharyngula, PZ Myers and Jay discuss the role of empiricism and reality in modern society. And zebrafish genomes
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