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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Dave Johnson (Campaign for America's Future and Frank Clemente (Americans for Tax Fairness) discuss the counterproductive, even perverse, policies that have become embedded in the structure of the US Corporate income tax. The result is distortions in economic activity, what amounts to legal tax evasion on the part of large multinational corporations. Dave and Frank explore current policy, and have recommendations for a fairer system that actually benefits US citizens and the US economy. Jay Ackroyd moderates. Follow @DCJohnson @4TaxFairness @JayAckroyd
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David Cay Johnston, Pulitzer prize winning investigative journalist, talks about his book, Free Lunch

Susie hosts a conversation with Natasha Chart and Chris Bowers, well-known policy wonks and ubergeek bloggers who just happen to be married to each other. (They're also two of the funniest, most politically insightful people Susie knows.)... more

There are developments of the week to discuss; gasbag atrocities to be documented; and various news stories that arise during the Sunday shows to be considered. There WILL be mockery.

Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd host a program centered on the nature of liberalism today. This week we stop to survey political landscape on the "left": benevolent democrats, pragmatic centrists, and moderates. And how liberalism... more

Tom teaches science writing at MIT,posts at his own The Inverse Square Blog and at Balloon Juice We will talk about science in contemporary politics, and also about how the modern economy originated in the 17th century, referring to his... more

Susie Madraks guest is April Elliott Kent, a San Diego astrologer, author and web designer. April writes at Big Sky Astrology. She authored Star Guide to Weddings: Your Horoscope for Living Happily Ever After. The Essential Guide to Practical... more

Cliff writes for the Huntington Post and Guardian, provides political commentary on MSNBC and is a political consultant based in Columbus OH. Culture of Truth provides weekly translations of the Sunday Morning Talk Shows.

Jay Ackroyd, Stuart Zechman and friends discuss statements of principle and purpose from progressive and liberal Americans

Jesse Walker, of Reason Magazine will discuss his book Rebels on the Air, about the history of radio, and current issues involved with citizen radio

Nicole Sander, host of Radio or Not, former Air America host and sometime guest host for Randi Rhodes, has taken up the plight of the '99ers.'Eric Boehlert writes for Media Matters. Previously a senior writer for Salon, and a... more
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