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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Jay and James will discuss the evolution of news media over the last 20 years, or so. Both wrote prescient books respectively, What are Journalists For? and Breaking the News

With the lame duck session in full swing, Stuart and Marcy talk about the coalitions that are forming around the internal party factions. Are the tea party members really turning out to be libertarian isolationists who really mean to cut... more

Susie Madrak steps in for Olivier Knox, Congressional correspondent for the AFP, detained in the Senate Press gallery. They discuss wikileaks, the makeup of the new Congress, and what Congressional leaders are expecting in response... more

Jay and Avedon have a more light-hearted, holiday discussion about the events of the week, and what to expect from the lame duck Congress.

David and CoT will discuss the developments of the week, and how they were presented on the Sunday news shows.

Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health. She and Jay will discuss the politics of food, and food safety, as we get ready for America's celebration of food bounty

Joan and Greg talk about the policy implications of the divided Congress.

Professor of Public Health at the University of Michigan, Andrew Hayward, will return to talk about the situation in the Gulf of Mexico, as the results of the BP "spill" have moved off the headlines.

Post midterms, what can we expect? How can liberals respond to the new political stage in Washington, and the States?

David Dayen and Jay discuss the entire home mortgage mess, from HAMP to foreclosure fraud, and what can be done about it.
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