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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Allison and I will talk about current events, and her Citizen Radio project.

Jay discusses Ari's new book, Herding Donkeys, about the conflict and complementarity of Howard Dean's DNC and Rahm Emannuel's DCCC in the Democratic victories of 2006 and 2008. The book also details how the methods... more

Developments of the week will be discussed. Susie and Digby will update us all with what really happened.

Award winning author Alex Sanchez writes teen fiction with a focus on gay issues. Alex and Jay will talk about the recent rise in violence and bullying directed at gay teens by their peers.

Watertiger and Athenae discuss the events of the week. Athenae blogs at First Draft

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.
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