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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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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,

Ilona Meagher comes by to talk about stress and stress management. On the way, they talk about veterans and civilians. Chicago Dyke calls in.

Will Bunch of the Philadelphia Daily News, Charles Pierce of the Boston Globe and PowerPop's Steve Simels and NYMary (aka Eschaton's Molly Ivers) take on Susie Madrak and her big book of music trivia and each other... Recovering... more

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

The Gulf of Mexico revisited one year later. Fishgrease, Bob Cavnar. More at http://blog.virtually-speaking.com/2011/04/21/anniversary/.

Susie Madrak talks with Publisher John Amato and Managing Editor Dave Niewart of Crooks and Liars, and authors of "Over the Cliff," their book on how the right wing went crazy over Obama's election.
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