Jay Ackroyd

Virtually Speaking


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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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Public health issues in the Gulf. How was the gusher in the gulf, and the chemical dispersents used in the area affected public health

Avedon Carol's Sideshow has been snarking, and providing ripping good political analysis for as long as there has been a blogosphere. Mockery and thoughtful analysis will be featured. Watertiger's blog, Dependable Renegade, features... more

We discuss the status of the British Petroleum Gulf of Mexico oil well and ongoing efforts.

Eve (nyceve) is a DailyKos diarist who frequently writes about health care and feminist issues. Marcy (emptywheel at firedoglake) is the preeminent investigative journalist working on line today. We will discuss events of the week, especially... more

Author Philip Slater joins us to discuss his book The Chrysalis Effect. The changes that have taken place in the last fifty years – the feminist movement, minority movements, the spread of democracy, the global economy,... more

A special Netroots Nation Virtually Speaking Sundays: a celebration of our third year. Virtually Speaking was founded in conjunction with YearlyKos (now Netroots Nation) in Second Life.

We will have special content related to the first day of Netroots Nation

Political consultant and television political pundit Cliff Schecter joins Stuart Zechman of the blog Commentariat to discuss events of the week, progressive ideas and how we interpret the Constitution.

Justin is the cofounder of the Living Liberally franchise, with its cornerstone Drinking Liberally. There are Drinking Liberally chapters in every state, events where liberals can find fellowship. Justin will be talking about his new book,... more

Chris is a prominent diarist at DailyKos. Adam (no not THAT one) blogs at Blue Jersey. They will discuss this week's political news, and this week's edition of the morning talk shows misrepresent it.
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