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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 and Jay discuss Republican policy and politics

5pm pacific/8pm eastern: VS A-Z with JAY ACKROYD and STUART ZECHMAN. This week in liberalism. 6pm pacific/9pm eastern: STIRLING NEWBERRY, best known for his political work in support of the American Democratic Party, and... more

Recovering journalist and class warrior Susie Madrak talks about swing voters with Dave Johnson, a Fellow with Campaign for America's Future and a Senior Fellow with Renew California Dream.

Two from our media panel consider the past week, how it was covered or not by the mainstream media.

Ongoing discussion centering on the nature and political realities of liberalism. No call-ins: recorded the previous Thursday.

Olivier Knox, AFP reporter, brings insight from his roaming the halls of Congress. This week: conflicts in the Republican caucus; international concern – or its lack – regarding US debt service.

Recovering journalist and class warrior Susie Madrak explores the impact of current events on the daily lives of working class people. This week, our guest is antiwar activist, blogger and the author of War is a Lie. David Swanson, recently... more

(recorded) Scott Tribe and Kevin Wood on Virtually Speaking Sundays, the Maple Syrup Edition. Election watch, Canada; from a Liberal Party POV.

Virtually Speaking Sundays Digby and Daily Kos Legislative Director Joan McCarter sit down to discuss the politics of the contemporary Republican party. And some Trump.

Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd discuss Medicare reform,
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