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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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Stuart Zechman anf Jay Ackroyd discuss copyright, freedom of expression and SOPA in the context of Disney's release of a tshirt featuring the image of Mickey Mouse embedded in the sonic image on the cover of Joy Division's Unknown... more

Back briefly from covering the presidential primary campaign, Olivier Knox (@OKnox) of the AFP updates us on the GOP and on Nibbles 6th birthday.

MIT's Tom Levenson - award winning documentary filmmaker, author and Director of the talks with Alan Lightman - novelist, essayist, theoretical physicist, and Adjunct Professor of Humanities at MIT - about the just released Mr. g: A... more

Dave Johnson (Seeing the Forest, Campaign for America's Future) hosts Barry Kendall, recently returned from DC , having organized a second meeting with the Congressional Progressive Caucus. We'll learn more .... Follow @DCJohnson

Joan McCarter – Senior Policy Editor for Daily Kos – joins Jay to discuss GOP insanity and Dem inability to exploit the insanity; SOPA, copyright and patent law; CoT's most ridiculous moment from this morning's... more

Stuart Zechman anf Jay Ackroyd discuss the present and future of liberalism in a centrist America.

Former staffer to Congressman Alan Grayson, Matt Stoller is a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute and a contributing editor to the financial site Naked Capitalism. He also contributes to Politico, Alternet, Salon, The Nation and... more

Author and activist Avedon Carol, who blogs at the SIdeshow and Lambert Strether, founder and editor of Correntewire, discuss Occupy DC and other political and policy developments of the week. Edited.

DIgby and CultureOfTruth discuss The Republican implosion, the desecration of Afghan soldiers killed in battle, Culture of Truth's commentary on David Gregory's pushing the both-sides-are-to -blame narrative, and COLBERT! Follow... more

Stuart Zechman anf Jay Ackroyd explain why socialists, libertarians and benevolent Democrats are not different forms of "liberals."
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