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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

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"It's the economy, stupid."Host Jay Ackroyd talks with historian and composer Stirling Newberry, a regular contributor to articles on Economics, Philosophy, Classical music and Social movements, including Gold standard,... more

Matt Stoller reads his Jan 14, 2013 essay: Aaron Swartz's Politics. Read the text at more

Political & social commentators Dave Johnson and Dave Waldman - aka KagroX - discuss developments of the week. Likely threads: filibuster, collapse of the debt ceiling threat with attendant shifts in power and collaboration. Political satire... more

Stuart Zechman comments on the 2nd Amendment: Excerpted from a longer conversations with Jay Ackroyd, here: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms,... more

Stuart and Jay discuss developments of the week.

PRE- RECORDED Mike Lux - co-founder and President of Progressive Strategies, L.L.C., a political consulting firm focused on strategic political consulting for non-profits, labor unions, PACs and progressive donors discusses... more

Investigative journalist Marcy Wheeler (@emptywheel) joins Trevor Aaronson, author of The Terror Factory, in which he reveals shocking information about the criminals, con men and liars the FBI uses as paid informants–including... more

Kevin Drum, political blogger and writer for Mother Jones magazine and neurobiologist Sam Wang - Dept of Molecular Biology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute - join Jay Ackroyd. They consider what long term studies... more

Sam Wang, Associate professor, Department of Molecular Biology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, joins Jay Ackroyd to discuss his work in neuroscience, particulary the books he has co-authored with Sandra Aamodt.... more

Back in March 2011, Randolph Azarov, also known as The Raven, posted a comment on a Virtually Speaking episode featuring UC-Berkeley Economics Professor Brad DeLong. Brad recently referred to that comment, and Paul... more
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