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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Marcy (emptywheel) is an indefatigable journalist and researcher, scooping the MSM repeatedly. Cliff is a political consultant, former MSNBC commentator and author of The Real McCain. As always we will discuss the news of the week... more

Olivier is Congressional Correspondent for the AFP. David Waldman (KagroX) is an expert on legislative issues on Capitol Hill. He blogs on the front page of DailyKos and at Congress Matters We will be talking about legislative... more

clammy and Chris are highly respected Daily Kos diarists. As always, the discussion will be about the policy and politics of the previous week, and what is coming up in the next.

Dean Baker (b. July 13, 1958) is an American macroeconomist and co-founder and co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. He previously was a senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute and an assistant... more

Ian and Stirling will discuss the economy, and the politics of economic policy.

Lev writes about books for TIME magazine.

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

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

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

Sam and Jay talk about his book, about progressive radio, and current politics
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