Schedule for Sunday July 17 through Thursday July 21. We talk with – and you comment upon and pose questions for -  the writers you love to read. Virtually Speaking is public affairs, progressive voices, current events. Comments and questions through a digitally present studio audience. Which could include you. (see IRC below) All programs webcast and archived at BlogTalkRadio.  Available free at iTunes. See IRC below to participate. I post weekly, so you can go back to previous posts and link through to the juicy stuff. Confused? Virtually Speaking introduced…

Sunday, July 17 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific | Virtually Speaking Sundays | “Our Media Not Theirs” | Culture of Truth and Susie Madrak consider developments of the week, highlighting issues neglected or misrepresented on the Sunday morning broadcasts of traditional media. Authentic, informative and passionate. | Listen live and later on BTR

Tuesday, July 19 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Susie | Cynthia Liu, Jeff Bryant and Susie Madrak discuss education policy and what parents need to know about the for-profit charter schools movement. Listen live and later on BTR.

Thursday, July 21 | 8 pm eastern | 5 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking A-Z | Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd| This week in liberalism: a continuing conversation. Listen live on BTR.

Thursday, July 21 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking with Jay Ackroyd | Jay returns. Olivier Knox -  covering Congress and politics for Agence France-Presse, the world’s oldest and third-largest news agency – calls in from the Senate Press Gallery to talk about the debt limit negotiations. Listen live on BTR.

Tweet along with our guests and hosts: @stuart_zechman @bobblespeak @susiemadrak @oknox @jayackroyd (me too, please: @sherry_reson)

Be part of the conversation. Ask questions, chat live with other listeners:
Internet Relay Chat
(IRC) allows you to be part of the virtual studio audience (aka chat room), sharing comments and questions while listening to Virtually Speaking live on BlogTalkRadio. Logs are shared with the show hosts and guests.

Use IRC:

1. Connect to http://webchat.freenode.net/
2. Create a log-in name
3. Enter #vspeak into the channel field.
4. NOTE: ‘Relay Rinq’ is not a person but a bridge to IRC chat.
5. Type into the text field along the bottom of the screen.
6. Begin your question with ‘QUESTION’ so it’s easy for the host (and me) to spot.

Show Notes: Listen better, listen smarter with some specific and general information.

Virtually Speaking Sundays| Can’t bear to watch the Sunday morning talking heads that inspire VS Sundays? Let Culture of Truth boil them down for you with the Bobblespeak Translations. Warning: swallow and put down the hot tea/coffee/cocoa before reading.

The VS Sunday panel draws from Avedon CarolChicago DykeCliff SchecterCS Kendrick,  Culture of TruthDavid DayendigbyEve Gittleson,  Joan McCarterMarcy WheelerStuart Zechman and  Susie Madrak. From time to time, the make-up of the panel shifts. Also, every 5 weeks or so, one of our regular panelists invites a guest to join them.