Virtually Speaking

Jay Ackroyd

United States, EnglishPolitics Progressive

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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Legalization of marijuana policy and its significance. Jon Walker expects a large wave of states adopting legalization initiatives in the 2016 election. Given the drug wars big role in structural racism and growing evidence that legalization... more
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Ian and Stirling will discuss the economy, and the politics of economic policy.
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Lev writes about books for TIME magazine.
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Smith was a journalist for the Houston Chronicle from 1979 to 1985 and the Houston Post from 1985 to 1988. He covered state and national political affairs before leaving journalism to work for then-Texas Lt. Gov. Bill Hobby in... more
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Dorion Sagan (b. 1959 in Madison, Wisconsin) is an American science writer, essayist, and theorist. He has written and co-authored many books on evolution, most recently Notes from the Holocene and Into the Cool, co-authored with Eric... more
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Eric Boehlert is the author of Lapdogs: How the Press Rolled Over for Bush (Free Press, 2006) and Bloggers on the Bus: How the Internet Changed Politics and the Press (Free Press, 2009). He worked for five years as a senior writer for... more
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Sam and Jay talk about his book, about progressive radio, and current politics
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Dave and Jay talk about how to Find The Sweet Spot in your career and life decisions.
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David blogs at Orcinus (http://dneiwert.blogspot.com)and is an editor at crooks and liars. He is a journalist who has written extensively about far right wing militia groups.
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Lynn has done ground-breaking, controversial work studying the role of symbiosis in the development of cell organelles, and in evolutionary processes in general.
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Dr. Greg Dworkin (DemfromCt) and Josh Knauer talk flu and pandemic and the global response. A founding editor of Flu Wiki (www.fluwikie.com) and its sister site, the Flu Wiki Forum (www.newfluwiki2.com), Dr Greg Dworkin blogs about... more
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