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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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Jacob Lief is the founder of the Ubuntu Education Fund: Ubuntu Education Fund is a non-profit organization that provides world-class health and educational support to the orphaned and vulnerable children of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Ubuntu's mission is simple, all-encompassing, yet radical: to help raise township children by providing what all children deserve—everything. We discuss his book: I Am Because You Are
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Virtually Speaking Sundays - Culture of Truth|Avedon Carol discuss the events of the week; how they are covered or not, but the mainstream media.

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

UC_Berkeley Professor of Economics Brad DeLong discusses questions of macroeconomic policy, and the role of the freshwater economists, and the media, in setting it. File edited 12/20/2012 to correct audio problems. Links:... more

Unfolding stories in Wisconsin with Athenae and Scout Prime. Recovering journalist and class warrior Susie Madrak explores the impact of current events on the daily lives of working class people.

Former US diplomat Joe Wilson and Marcy talk about the tension between transparency, security in a 'free' society.

Centrism is an ideology.....Stuart Zechman and JayAckroyd discuss the nature of US liberalism. This is the permanent location of a previously recorded show. No call-ins.

Woody Tasch - founder of Slow Money - and Jay talk about local investing strategies for healthy and vibrant economies.

Cosmic Log's Alan Boyle and Space Studies Institute Robin Snelson talk with planetary scientist Alan Stern, principal investigator for New Horizons, NASA's mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt, headed to a Pluto flyby in 2015. Associate... more

Susie Madrak talks with First Draft’s Jude Toche, who’s been covering Wisconsin; Dave Johnson from Seeing the Forest and Campaign for America’s Future, and Chris Savage from Eclectablog, who will be filling us in on the profoundly... more

MoJo political blogger Kevin Drum, The inventor of Friday catblogging, Kevin was a blogosphere pioneer when, after a stint in marketing, he went online as Calpundit in 2003. Prior to joining MoJo, he blogged at the Washington... more
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