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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Australian economist and author Steve Keen considers himself a post-Keynesian, criticizing neoclassical economics as inconsistent, unscientific and empirically unsupported. He and Jay will talk about Keen's book Debunking Economics. Follow @ProfSteveKeen - Head Economics History & Politics at @KingstonUni, Neoclassical Econ critic, Debunking Economics author, Debtwatch blogger, Developer Minsky modeling program.
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Gulf Oil spill ... Riki Ott is a marine biologist and author of Not One Drop: Betrayal and Courage in the Wake of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill. Fishgrease is a petroleum exploration expert who posts at DailyKos (Booming School). His diaries about... more

Jeffrey Kaye is freelance journalist and special Jeffrey and Jay discuss his book, Moving Millions:How Coyote Capitalism Fuels Global Immigration

"what digby said" is a term of art in the liberal blogosphere. Avedon Carol's Sideshow has been snarking, and providing ripping good political analysis for as long as there has been a blogosphere. Mockery and thoughtful analysis will be... more

Our three generations of feminists return to Virtually Speaking to discuss decisions and developments during the first 18 months of the Obama administration. Shelby, from Lubbock TX, is the award-winning producer,... more

The Sunday shows this week are gonna be filled with teh crazee, what with Republican leaders siding with a foreign corporation that has created the worst environmental catastrophe since Chernobyl.

Erica is working to create a practical progressive coalition, seeking to develop and find tools to create a more effective message for reaching the general public, through more effective presentation of material to the media, to reaching the... more

Joan is a contributing editor at Daily Kos. Stuart is a provocative member of the commentariat. They will discuss events current as of Sunday.

Marcy is the archetype of the blogger journalist, breaking and developing a variety of stories ranging from the Scooter Libby trial, the use of torture by US forces in the Middle East and the Toyota product scandal. She blogs as as part of the... more

CoT is the producer of the Bobblespeak Translations, hilarious and frighteningly accurate interpretations of the Sabbath Gasbags. Watertiger is a writer, blogger and comedian who worries about John McCain.

University of Michigan Professor of Middle Eastern Studies Juan Cole will join us to discuss Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan. Juan is a highly regarded expert on the region, author of several books. He blogs at Informed Comment.
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