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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.

On-Demand Episodes

Marcy Wheeler and Eve Gittelson discuss the news of the week including the mess that is our health care financing system, and how it effects ordinary Americans who don't enjoy Congressional health coverage.

Every week Stuart and Jay discuss the developments of the week in the context of movement liberalism. This program is a rebroadcast of the show heard live on March 3rd, with no callins or chat.

Jay and syndicated columnist, author, and very funny public speaker, Lenore Skenazy - perhaps best known for her observations on popular culture and coining 'free range kids' - talk about sensible security, kids and parenting.

Jounalist, blogger and working class warrior Susie Madrak talks with Ted Rall, political cartoonist and autobiographical graphic novelist about his latest book, "The Anti-American Manifesto."

David Dayen FireDogLake News Desk and digby Hullaballoo. Dayen reports from Wisconsin. Discussion follows: Indiana Dems, Wisc Dems. State level responsiveness to the grassroots...

Cosmic Log's Alan Boyle and Space Studies Institute's Robin Snelson, aka Rocket Sellers, explore the often-volatile landscape of science, politics and policy. In this podcast, they talk about the future of space power and enterprise... more

Jay Ackroyd and Stuart Zechman present voices of liberal values: individual citizens speaking out about what American liberalism (or progressivism) means to them, and to our country's future. With recorded and live voices of members... more

Jay and John Campbell Ralphe Bunch Fellow of African Studies at the CFR talk about developments in the Sudan and Middle East, and about his book, Nigeria: Dancing on the Brink

Journalist Susie Madrak hosts Firedoglake blogger Marcy Wheeler, aka Emptywheel in a conversation about her provocative post, "Blindspots and The Fear of the Working Class."

A weekly talk show summarizing the news of the week, in contrast to the Sunday Morning Gasbags.
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