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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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Jacob Lief is the founder of the Ubuntu Education Fund: Ubuntu Education Fund is a non-profit organization that provides world-class health and educational support to the orphaned and vulnerable children of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Ubuntu's mission is simple, all-encompassing, yet radical: to help raise township children by providing what all children deserve—everything. We discuss his book: I Am Because You Are
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Sam, formerly host at Air America, is a political satirist, author, radio host and comic actor. Sam and Jay talk about the direction the Democratic party is taking in the midterms.

Developments of the week are discussed. The Gasbag atrocities are documented. Prospects for the midterm elections in the midwest are a central topic.

Will Bunch is a fellow at Media Matters for America, and blogs on political issues at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/attytood/ We talk about his new book, The Backlash: Right-Wing Radicals, High-Def Hucksters, and Paranoid Politics in... more

Culture of Truth & Chris Kendrick discuss the developments of the week. The Gasbag atrocities will be documented. And any news stories that arise during the Sunday shows will be discussed.

Leading feminist activist, former head of Planned Parenthood, Gloria Feldt, joins us to discuss her new book, No Excuses. "In No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think about Power, feminist icon Gloria Feldt asserts that... more

Susie Madrak and Avedon Carol discuss developments of the week, as raised by the morning talk shows, and then, as not raised by the morning talk shows.

Hugo and Nebula Award winning author David Brin will discuss his book The Transparent Society, and its implications in the 21st century, as well as the pros and cons of alien contact.

Markos and Jay discuss his new book, American Taliban, including the reaction of some literally minded progressives to the book's title.

David Dayen and Joan McCarter discuss developments of the week, and the issues neglected on the Sunday morning broadcasts.

Alan Boyle, of MSNBC, master of the Cosmic Blog discuss the future of NASA
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