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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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Jay talks with Jacob Lief, co-founder of the Ubuntu Education Fund and author of I Am Because You Are Ubuntu Education Fund 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. Follow @Ubuntujakes @JayAckroyd
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Recorded earlier. VSSunday: Maple Syrup Edition - @OurManinAbiko on #quakebook and Dr Dawg on the Canadian General Election and the contempt charges brought against the Govt for withholding information from Parliament.

Tonight: Libya with writer, student, poet, musician, and political activist Rafael Noboa y Rivera. Read his "Dispelling some myths about US involvement in Libya: it isn't humanitarian and it isn't about democracy, either"

Dan Ellsberg discusses Wilileaks, the role of whistleblowers, and their endangered future. 8pm eastern - Maple Syrup Edition - @OurManinAbiko on #quakebook and Dr Dawg on the Canadian General Election and the contempt... more

Liberalism and Libya. When is it right to intervene?

9pm eastern: Evolutionary biologist and author of the science blog Pharyngula, PZ Myers and Jay discuss the role of empiricism and reality in modern society. And zebrafish genomes

Cosmic Log's Alan Boyle and Space Studies Institute's Robin Snelson explore the often-volatile landscape of science, politics and policy. This week's guest: George Djorgovski: Professor of Astronomy; Co-Director of the Center for... more

PageOne blogger Mike Rogers talks with Susie Madrak about closeted Republicans and why he outed them. A recovering journalist and class warrior, Susie Madrak explores the impact of current events on the daily lives of working... more

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
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