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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Hugo and Nebula Award winning author David Brin will discuss his book The Transparent Society, and its implications in the 21st century, as well as the pros and cons of alien contact.

Markos and Jay discuss his new book, American Taliban, including the reaction of some literally minded progressives to the book's title.

David Dayen and Joan McCarter discuss developments of the week, and the issues neglected on the Sunday morning broadcasts.

Alan Boyle, of MSNBC, master of the Cosmic Blog discuss the future of NASA

Dan Froomkin of the Huffington Post and Marcy Wheeler discuss the issues of the week, and political journalism in this election cycle.

Matt discuss what divides the progressive wing of the Democratic party, and in particular, Obama's and the Congressional leadership's pursuit of moderate policy objectives.

Ian discusses the growing power of oligopolies in the US economy, especially in light of the "private/public partnership" approach adopted by the Bush and Obama administrations.

The Gasbag atrocities are documented. Developments of the week are discussed, as are any news stories that arise during the Sunday shows.

CUNY Professor of New Media Chris Anderson discusses the impact of wikileaks, and the future of investigative journalism.

Developments of the week are discussed. The Gasbag atrocities are documented. And any news stories that arise during the Sunday shows may be discussed.
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