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Jay Ackroyd

Virtually Speaking


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Informal & informed conversations about politics, policy, economics, media, science and more. Sundays feature a panel of prominent members of the liberal blogosphere. Tuesdays, Jay Ackroyd talks public affairs, mostly with authors, mostly about progressive issues

On-Demand Episodes

Militarization of the police. A former Baltimore Police Dep't officer Peter Moskos teaches at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the CUNY Graduate Center in the Department of Sociology. He is the author of Cop in the Hood: My... more

David Brin explores transparency, security, privacy & openness in The Transparent Society: Will Technology Force Us to Choose Between Privacy and Freedom? (Winner of the Freedom of Speech Award of the American Library... more

Economist Dean Baker and Jay Ackroyd discuss the current state of the economics profession. More here: Center for Economic Policy & Research Follow @deanbaker13 @jayackroyd @ceprdc

Engaging the surveillance state, good news and bad. Editor, writer & social media consultant Ian Welsh - "The horizon is not so far as we can see, but as far as we can imagine" - comes by to continue his extended conversation with... more

Toronto based social media consultant, editor and writer Ian Welsh writes at Formerly the Managing Editor of FireDogLake and the Agonist, his work has also appeared at Huffington Post, Alternet, and Truthout, as well... more

Daniel Marans, of Social Security Works, stops by to discuss the Back to Work Budget of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and proposals to expand social secuirty benefits. See the membership of the Caucus. Jay Ackroyd hosts.... more

Prof. Jay Rosen — Twitter mindcaster extraordinary, NYU J-school Prof and Studio 20 program Director at NYU, media critic and student of new media — talks with Stuart Zechman about the ideology of the press, the 'church... more

Recorded April 3. Cosmic Log's Alan Boyle and CalTech astrophysicist George Djorgovski discuss education in cyberspace: the challenges, opportunities and value.... more

Two members of our media panel discuss developments of the week, countering the narratives of the traditional media, highlighting issues neglected or misrepresented or otherwise messed with on the Sunday morning broadcasts.... more

Seriously good stuff. An accessible master's class in economics. In this combined and lightly edited rerun of conversations recorded June 2012 and Feb 2013, Jay Ackroyd and Stephanie Kelton, Professor of Economics at University of... more
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