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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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Tom Levenson Professor of Science Writing at MIT and front pager at the Balloon Juice blog welcomes filmmaker and science writer Tim Ferris. Tim Is best known for his work in cosmology, including The Red Limit, Coming of Age in... more

Susie Madrak talks with Dave Johnson in this repeat of a May conversation where they consider the argument that appealing to the center drives away voters.

Sundays @ 6pm pacific | 9pm eastern •VIRTUALLY SPEAKING SUNDAYS: OUR MEDIA NOT THEIRS | Avedon Carol ( http://sideshow.me.uk/ )and Susie Madrak ( http://susiemadrak.com/) discuss developments of the week,... more

This week in liberalism. | Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd| discuss the steady encroachment on civil liberties and access to the court system for ordinary Americans. Response to Dahlia Lithwick on the dangers of the Robert's court,... more

Jay talks with Doug J of Balloon Juice about the crazee in the Republcan nomination process. Follow @JayAckroyd

Recovering journalist, class warrior, Suburban Guerrilla Susie Madrak discusses the week's events with Marcy Wheeler aka emptywheel. They start off with memories of Christmas Past (Baby Alive!), then turn to the MF Global Hearings,... more

•Slate Sr Editor|Dahlia Lithwick and Culture of Truth discuss the Supreme Court on the Affordable Care Act (including Kagan, Scalia and Thomas recusals) and TX redistricting. Featuring Culture of Truth on the Most Ridiculous Moment... more

This week in liberalism. | Culture of Truth sitting in for Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd| In the continuing reflections on the Occupy movement, exploration of the role of Centrism in the Democratic party and for meaningful ways to express... more

Jay discusses effective activism in today's media environment with activists Spocko and Mike Stark.

MSNBC's Alan Boyle (Cosmic Log) talks with Mars Society president, aerospace engineer and author, Bob Zubrin, best known for his advocacy of the manned exploration of Mars is the author of Merchants of Despair, The Case for Mars... more
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