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Virtually Speaking: Joan McCarter, Culture of Truth, Spocko, Mike Stark, Alan Boyle, Kevin Gosztola, Stuart Zechman, Jay Ackroyd

2:08 pm in Uncategorized by California Sherry

Talk, unscripted and well worth a listen. But first, from the Z Files: Stuart Zechman considers “false equivalence” and the misleading practices of traditional media pundits who use it to mean something very different when commenting on actions of the Obama administration than the way they used it during the Bush administration. More here from our collection of audio commentary.

Sunday, April 1 through Thursday, April 5: Joan McCarter, Culture of Truth, Spocko, Mike Stark, Alan Boyle, Kevin Gosztola, Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd consider politics, policy and science in light of very current events, timely trends and public affairs. Comments and questions courtesy of a digitally present studio audience. Which could include you. (see IRC below) All programs webcast and archived at BlogTalkRadio (BTR). Syndicated too! Available free at iTunes. (Search Virtually Speaking and Virtually Speaking Science from the iTunes store.)

Sunday, April 1 | 9 pm eastern | 6 am pacific |Virtually Speaking Sundays |Joan McCarter – Senior Policy Editor at DailyKos - and Culture of Truth – author of the weekly Bobblespeak Translations, where he satirizes the Sunday Morning talking heads - discuss their most recent work. Plus this week’s Most Ridiculous Moment. Follow @JoanMcCarter @Bobblespeak Listen live and later on BTR

Monday, April 2 | 9 pm eastern | 6 am pacific |Virtually Speaking A-Z | Jay Ackroyd and Stuart Zechman discuss state lotteries as public finance and as part of American consumer culture. Recorded earlier in the day. Follow @Stuart_Zechman @JayAckroyd Listen on BTR

Tuesday, April 3 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Tuesdays | Spocko and Mike Stark talk about today’s media environment, effective activism, organizing strategies and the power of the 99%. Follow @spockosbrain @mike_stark Listen live and later on BTR

Wednesday, April 4 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Science | MSNBC.com’s Alan Boyle (Cosmic Log) talks with organizers of Yuri’s Night, which celebrates the past and future of spaceflight.  VS Science is produced in cooperation with MICA, the Meta Institute for Computational Astrophysics. Watch for the pre-show interview at CosmicLog. Follow @b0yle #YurisNight Listen live and later on BTR

Thursday, April 5 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific | Jay Ackroyd talks with Kevin Gosztola, FDL’s Wikileaks expert and premiere blogger for all things Occupy. Follow @kgosztola Listen live and later on BTR Read the rest of this entry →

Virtually Speaking: Avedon Carol, Culture of Truth, Alan Boyle, Dave Beaty, William K. Black, Stuart Zechman, Jay Ackroyd

12:38 pm in Media by California Sherry

Talk worth listening to. But first, from the top of Jay Ackroyd’s VS video collection: Extremists. In this week’s edition of The Z FIles, Stuart Zechman reminds us that crazy Republicans are nothing new. Nor are centrist Democratic policy positions. Featured on VS Tuesdays with Dave Johnson and Natasha Chart. Listen to the whole episode.

Schedule for Sunday, March 4 through Thursday, March 8. This week: Avedon Carol, Culture of Truth, Alan Boyle, Dave Beaty, William K. Black, Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd consider politics in light of very current events and public affairs. VS amplifies – mainly – progressive voices: political analysts, activists, media critics, technologists, historians, etc. Comments and questions courtesy of a digitally present studio audience. Which could include you. (see IRC below) All programs webcast and archived at BlogTalkRadio. Available free at iTunes. (Search Virtually Speaking from the iTunes store.) Miss the Intro?

Sunday, March 4 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific | Avedon Carol and Culture of Truth compare their observations from the past week, to coverage from the corporate media’s Sunday morning talk shows. In a pre-recorded segment, Culture of Truth comments on the most ridiculous moment from this Sunday morning. Follow @avedon_says @bobblespeak Listen live and later on BTR

Monday, March 5, 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific | Virtually Speaking with Jay Ackroyd from the prior Thursday. (Rerun for syndication purposes) Jay talks with filmmakers Frances Causey and Don Goldmacher about Heist: Who Stole the American Dream? the night before it opens at The Quad Cinema in NYC for a week long run, against the backdrop of a growing worldwide populist democratic movement. Follow @HeistDoc @FCausey @donnyg1941 @JayAckroyd Listen

Tuesday, March 6 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Tuesdays | Spocko and Mike Stark talk about advocacy and activism Follow @spockosbrain @Mike_Stark Listen live and later on BTR

(Tuesday line-up: Spocko and Mike Stark talk about advocacy and activism on the 1st Tuesday of the month; Susie Madrak and a guest consider the impact of current events on working and middle class people on the 2nd Tuesday; Avedon Carol and Lambert Strether dissect breaking news and crazy liberalism on the 3rd Tuesday; Dave Johnson maps the forest with a guest on the 4th Tuesday; and Jay Ackroyd and a guest shed light on current insanities of the political and economic kind, on the 5th Tuesday.)

Wednesday, March 7 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Science | Who is John Carter and what have we learned about Mars in the past century? MSNBC’s Alan Boyle (Cosmic Log) talks with JPL Chief Scientist, Mars Exploration Directorate Dave BeatyVS Science is produced in cooperation with MICA. Follow @b0yle Watch for the pre-show interview at CosmicLog. Listen live and later on BTR

Thursday, March 8| Double Header

8 pm eastern | 5 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking A to Z: This week in liberalism. | Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd discuss the present and future of liberalism in a centrist America.| Follow @Stuart_Zechman @JayAckroyd Listen live on BTR. Beginning midnight Friday, listen here.

9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking with Jay Ackroyd | William K. Black, white-collar criminologist, former financial regulator and author of “The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One” talks with Jay about the banksters. Follow @WilliamKBlack Read Bill here and hereListen live and later on BTR. Read the rest of this entry →

Virtually Speaking: digby, Marcy Wheeler, Alan Boyle, Shawn Otto, Stirling Newberry, Stuart Zechman, Jay Ackroyd

11:28 am in Media by California Sherry

Talk worth listening to. But first, from the top of Jay’s VS video collection: Stuart Zechman considers political campaigns, creating a culture of truth and the strategic and tactical logic of being an undecided voter.

Schedule for Sunday, Jan 29 through Thursday, Feb 2. This week: digby, Marcy Wheeler, Alan Boyle, Shawn Otto, Stirling Newberry, Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd consider politics in light of very current events and public affairs. VS amplifies – mainly – progressive voices: political analysts, activists, media critics, technologists, historians, etc. Comments and questions courtesy of a digitally present studio audience. Which could include you. (see IRC below) All programs webcast and archived at BlogTalkRadio. Available free at iTunes. (Search Virtually Speaking from the iTunes store.) Miss the Intro?

Sunday, Jan 29 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific | digby and Stuart Zechman discuss developments of the week, highlighting what’s been neglected or misrepresented on the Sunday morning broadcasts, drawing from their work of the prior week and the wickedly funny Bobblespeak Translations. Featuring CoT’s the ‘Most Ridiculous Moment’ from the Sunday morning talk shows. Follow @digby56 @bobblespeak @Stuart_Zechman. Listen live and later on BTR

Tuesday, Jan 31 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Tuesdays |Marcy Wheeler and Jay take the test – live – and discuss the contents of the  recently released “How Thick is Your Bubble” quiz from AEI and Charles Murray. Take it yourself! Follow @emptywheel @JayAckroyd Listen live and later on BTR

Wednesday, Feb 1 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Science | How do the US presidential candidates view science and technology issues? Why might politically undeclared scientists join the GOP? MSNBC’s Alan Boyle (Cosmic Log) talks with ScienceDebate.org’s Shawn Lawrence Otto, author of Fool Me Twice: Fighting the Assault on Science in AmericaVS Science is produced in cooperation with MICA. Listen live and later on BTR

Thursday, Feb 2| Double Header

8 pm eastern | 5 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking A to Z: This week in liberalism. | Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd discuss the present and future of liberalism in a centrist America.| Follow @Stuart_Zechman @JayAckroyd Listen live on BTR. Beginning midnight Friday, listen here.

9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking with Jay Ackroyd | Stirling Newberry and Jay discuss the  long term prospects of America and humanity in an unegalitarian world hoovering up resources at an unsustainable pace. Plus ‘What Digby Said.’ Follow @ssnewberry @JayAckroyd  Listen live and later on BTR. Read the rest of this entry →

Virtually Speaking: Mike Stark, Spocko, Marc Abrahams, Alan Boyle, Mac McClelland, Gotta Laff, Cliff Schecter, Stuart Zechman, Jay Ackroyd

3:28 pm in Media by California Sherry

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Schedule below for Tues, Jan 3 through Sunday, Jan 8: Mike Stark, Spocko, Marc Abrahams, Alan Boyle, Mac McClelland, Gotta Laff, Cliff Schecter, Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd. With help from listener commentary and questions, we talk through foundational policy matters and very current events: public affairs with political analysts, activists, media critics, technologists, historians, etc. We amplify – mainly – progressive voices. Comments and questions courtesy of a digitally present studio audience. Which could include you. (see IRC below) All programs webcast and archived at BlogTalkRadio. Available free at iTunes. (Search Virtually Speaking from the iTunes store.) I post weekly, so you can go back to previous posts and link through to the juicy stuff. Miss the Intro?

As it amplifies more progressive voices, we – and our listeners – love the flexible rotating panel concept. So, beginning this week, Virtually  Speaking Susie morphs into Virtually Speaking TuesdaysSpocko and Mike Stark talk about advocacy and activism on the 1st Tuesday of the month; Susie Madrak and a guest consider the impact of current events on working and middle class people on the 2nd Tuesday; Avedon Carol and Correntewire‘s Lambert Strether dissect breaking news and crazy liberalism on the 3rd Tuesday; Dave Johnson maps the forest with a guest on the 4th Tuesday; and Jay Ackroyd and a guest shed light on current insanities of the political and economic kind, on the 5th Tuesday.

Tuesday, Jan 3 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Tuesdays | | This week, Spocko and Mike Stark talk about today’s media environment, effective activism, organizing strategies and the power of the 99%. Follow @spockosbrain @mike_stark Listen live and later on BTR

Wednesday, Jan 4 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Science | MSNBC’s Alan Boyle (Cosmic Log) talks with Marc Abrahams, creator of the Ig Nobel Prizes and editor of the Annals of Improbable Research, about the scientific findings from the past year that made us laugh … and then made us think.VS Science is produced in cooperation with MICA, the Meta Institute for Computational Astrophysics. Follow @b0yle @MarcAbrahams @ImprobResearch Watch the 2011 Ig Nobels Listen live and later on BTR

Thursday, Jan 5 | Double Header

8 pm eastern | 5 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking A-Z: This week in liberalism. | Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd| continue to explore the truth and lies, clarity and obfuscation, that characterizes our political and media environment. Follow @bobblespeak @Stuart_Zechman @JayAckroyd Listen live on BTR. Beginning midnight Friday, listen here.

9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking with Jay Ackroyd |Jay discusses human rights with Mac McClelland, author of For Us Surrender Is Out of the Question an “intimate account of McClelland’s time among Burmese rebels.” Follow @MacMcClelland Listen live and later on BTR. Read the rest of this entry →

Virtually Speaking: Lenore Skenazy, David Dayen, Stuart Zechman, Alan Boyle, Robert Zubrin, Susie Madrak

1:04 pm in Uncategorized by California Sherry

Digby describes the terrified quandary trapping Frank Luntz and the Republicans, as the 99 percent meme dominates the political conversation. From yesterday’s edition of Virtually Speaking, with Avedon Carol sitting in for Stuart Zechman.

Schedule for Sunday, Dec 4 through Thursday, Dec 8. With help from listener commentary and questions, we talk about very current events and public affairs with political analysts, media critics, technologists, historians, etc. We amplify – mainly – progressive voices. Comments and questions courtesy of a digitally present studio audience. Which could include you. (see IRC below) All programs webcast and archived at BlogTalkRadio. Available free at iTunes. (Search Virtually Speaking from the iTunes store.) I post weekly, so you can go back to previous posts and link through to the juicy stuff. Miss the Intro?

Sunday, Dec 4 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |David Dayen and Stuart Zechman discuss developments of the week, highlighting issues neglected or misrepresented on the Sunday morning broadcasts, drawing from their work of the prior week and the wickedly funny Bobblespeak Translations. Featuring Culture of Truth on the Most Outrageous Moment from the Sunday morning talk shows. Follow @DDayen @Stuart_Zechman @bobblespeak. Listen live and later on BTR Read the rest of this entry →

Virtually Speaking: digby, Joan McCarter, Alan Boyle, Sean Carroll, Matt Stoller, Susie Madrak, Stuart Zechman, Jay Ackroyd

11:27 pm in Uncategorized by California Sherry

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Schedule for Sunday, Oct 2 through Thursday Oct 6. With help from listener commentary and questions, we talk with some of your favorite writers: political analysts, media critics, technologists, historians, etc. Virtually Speaking is public affairs, progressive voices, current events. Comments and questions courtesy of 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. Miss it the first time? Read the intro to Virtually Speaking.

Sunday, Oct 2 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific | digby, Joan McCarter discuss developments of the week, highlighting issues neglected or misrepresented on the Sunday morning broadcasts,  drawing from their work of the prior week and the wickedly funny Bobblespeak Translations Informative, thoughtful and passionate. Listen live and later on BTR

Tuesday, Oct 4 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Susie | Stuart Zechman joins recovering journalist, blogger and working class warrior Susie Madrak. The topic is #OccupyWallStreet and what it means for progressives. | Listen live and later on BTR Read the rest of this entry →

Virtually Speaking: Avedon Carol, Culture of Truth, George Djorgovski, Alan Boyle, Robin Snelson, Mike Rogers, PZ Myers, Susie Madrak, Stuart Zechman, Jay Ackroyd

4:19 pm in Uncategorized by California Sherry

Avedon Carol and Culture of Truth on VS Sundays: a counterpoint to the Sunday morning talking heads. (What they’re really saying when they’re saying what they’re saying):   Listen here, on or after Sunday, March 27 @ 9pm edt|6pm pdt

• Caltech astrophysicist George Djorgovski, this week on VS Science with Cosmic Log’s Alan Boyle and Space Studies Institute’s Robin Snelson. They’ll discuss topics ranging from black holes and dark energy to the use of Second Life for science, and the future of virtual worlds. Listen here on Sunday, March 27 @ 10 pm edt|7 pm pdt and then here, beginning Tuesday, March 29.

PageOne blogger Mike Rogers comes to VS Susie to talk with Susie Madrak about closeted Republicans and why he outed them. Listen here, on or after Monday, March 28 @ 9pm edt|6pm pdt

• Stuart Zechman | Jay Ackroyd on VS A-Z. Ongoing rants and explorations of  liberalism. This week: the Disinformation Regime. Listen live here, on Thursday, March 31 @ 8pm edt|5pm pdt | Listen here after midnight Friday, April 1.

• Evolutionary Biologist  PZ Myers on Virtually Speaking w/Jay Ackroyd:  Debunking junk science, ‘intelligent design’ and other forms of creationism.|Listen live here, beginning Thursday, March 31, March 31 @ 9pm edt|6pm pdt

Cross posted at DailyKos

Virtually Speaking: Kevin Drumm, Alan Boyle, Robin Snelson, Alan Stern, Jude Toche, Dave Johnson, Chris Savage, Woody Tasch

11:49 am in Uncategorized by California Sherry

We are, as I’ve written previously, programming double headers on Sundays and Thursdays in order to accommodate the BlogTalkRadio rules, which require that, in order to take advantage of our 120 min. daily allotment, we record our hour long programs back to back, with one url for the block. For those of you listening ‘in the future’ from the archives, you’ll want to note the ‘permanent’ urls – of some of the programs – which take effect 24-48 hrs after the live broadcast. We’ve set them up and the links are in the copy. Just dormant ’till the start date. One way or the other, you get to listen to the folks you love to read.

Here’s the schedule for Sunday, March 13 through Friday, March 18.

Sunday, March 13 @ 9pm eastern|6pm pacific •VIRTUALLY SPEAKING SUNDAYS | Kevin Drum |Jay Ackroyd

A counterpoint to the Sunday morning talking heads.  Generally, two writers from the VSS media panel discuss developments of the week, often highlighting issues neglected or misrepresented on the Sunday morning broadcasts. This week, Jay Ackroyd sits down with MoJo’s Kevin Drum. Fun fact about Kevin: he is credited with inventing catblogging. More seriously, Kevin was a blogosphere pioneer when, after a stint in marketing, he went online as Calpundit in 2003. Prior to joining MoJo, he blogged at the Washington Monthly’s Political Animal.

Listen here at or after 9pm eastern |6pm pacific, Sunday March 13. The VSS media panel:  Avedon Carol, Cliff Schecter, CS KendrickCulture of Truth, David Dayen, digby, Eve GittlesonJoan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler, Stuart ZechmanSusie Madrak, and watertiger.

Sunday 10pm eastern|7pm pacific: VIRTUALLY SPEAKING SCIENCE |Alan Boyle |Robin Snelson|Alan Stern (updated to insert seriously cool pic of AS)

MSNBCs Alan Boyle and Space Studies Institute Robin Snelson talk with planetary scientist Alan Stern, principal investigator for New Horizons, NASA’s mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt, headed to a Pluto flyby in 2015. Associate VP at the Southwest Research Institute and leads SwRI’s suborbital space research effort. Organizing chairman for the annual Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference and serves as an adviser for suborbital space ventures.

On the agenda: the next frontier for spaceflight as well as what’s up with Pluto, exactly 81 years after the dwarf planet’s discovery was announced.

Listen here at or after 10 pm eastern |7 pm pacific, Sunday March 13.  Beginning March 15, listen here.

Mondays @ 9pm eastern | 6 pm pacific| •VIRTUALLY SPEAKING SUSIE | Blogging Wisconsin.

Journalist and class warrior Susie Madrak explores the serious concerns and lighter-hearted fancies of a host of guests, always with an eye and ear for the daily lives of working class people.

This Monday, March 14 - Susie Madrak talks with First Draft’s Jude Toche (“Writing is only real on the first draft.”) reporting from Wisconsin.  Listen at or after 9pm eastern. Monday March 14. Update: Susie and Jude joined by Dave Johnson from Seeing the Forest and Campaign for America’s Future, and Chris Savage from Eclectablog, who filled us in on the profoundly anti-democratic moves of Michigan’s Gov. Rick Snyder.

Thursdays @ 8:00 pm eastern | 5:00pm pacific • VIRTUALLY SPEAKING A to Z |
Jay Ackroyd and Stuart Zechman explore movement liberalism (as opposed to 3rd Way or centrist liberalism) in both an historical and current context; expressing liberal values. Sometimes with recorded and live voices of members of the VSS media panel, citizen activists and electeds. These guys get pretty exercised and it’s always interesting. If you’ve been getting the idea that ‘centrism is an ideology,’ likely you have Stuart to thank for the insight.

This Thursday, March 17 Listen LIVE at 8:00 pm eastern | 5:00pm pacific. Starting March 18, listen from the archive

Thursdays @ 9pm eastern| 6pm pacific   •VIRTUALLY SPEAKING with JAY ACKROYD –  Woody Tasch

IT pro and economist-by-training Jay Ackroyd chats with opinion makers and authors in media, politics, science, academia, foreign affairs, etc. From PZ Myers to Will Bunch, from Marion Nestle to John Campbell to Tom Levenson to Lenore Skenazy, Jay has a remarkable ability to engage in meaningful conversation with an extensive network of well informed, articulate folks whose voices should reach far and wide.

This Thursday, March 17 – Woody Tasch – founder and Chairman of Slow Money – and Jay talk about local investing strategies for healthy and vibrant economies. Listen at or after 6pm pacific |9pm eastern.

Updated to add: Slow Money is a 501(c)3 non-profit formed in 2008 to catalyze the flow of investment capital to small food enterprises and to promote new principles of fiduciary responsibility to support sustainable agriculture and the emergence of a restorative economy. Tasch is Chairman Emeritus of Investors’ Circle, a nonprofit network of investors that has facilitated the flow of $134 million to 200 sustainability minded, early stage companies and venture funds. For most of the 1990s Woody was Treasurer of the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation, where he pioneered mission related investing. “Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money” was recently published by  Chelsea Green.
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Ok, got all that? Two Thursday programs, VS A-Z archived the following Friday. Two Sunday programs, VS Science saved in archives the following Tuesday. One program on Monday, stays put. The links are already there for you. And, you can download from BTR, subscribe free through iTunes or listen on the web, once it’s there, when it’s convenient. Also, there’s a calendar, to check further ahead. As Susie says: ‘bookmark it.

Introducing Virtually Speaking

5:35 pm in Uncategorized by California Sherry

Thanks to the excellent Ellie Elliott, readers of FDL may already be familiar with Jay Ackroyd’s Virtually Speaking Sundays, the Sunday evening podcast that brings together two writers from a media panel of twelve to discuss developments of the week, highlighting issues neglected or misrepresented on the Sunday morning broadcasts. It’s the panel that makes the show. Jay has enrolled Avedon Carol, Cliff Schecter, CS KendrickCulture of Truth, David Dayen, digby, Eve GittlesonJoan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler, Stuart ZechmanSusie Madrak, and watertiger. We literally amplify their voices so that you – hopefully a growing number – get to hear the writers we love to read. Which is why I’m posting at FDL, Washington Liberals and, once I wrangle the link system, at DailyKos.

You may not know that there are now six regular programs and we are fielding five a week. So tonight, at FDL and Dkos, and as the VS Co-Producer, I am posting a week-at-a-glance.  I hope for a little attention and a lot of patience as I figure out the best way to do this… and intend to post weekly.

So, here’s an overview of the ‘what’ the ‘when’ and the ‘coming attractions.’

Sundays, 5pm pacific|8pm eastern •VIRTUALLY SPEAKING SCIENCE with Cosmic Log‘s Alan Boyle. Alan,  Space Studies Institute’s Robin Snelson and guests explore the often-volatile landscape of science, politics and policy.

This Sunday, Feb 27 - Alan and Robin talk with Col. ‘Coyote’ Smith about the future of space power and enterprise. M.V. “Coyote” Smith is Director of the Air Force Space and Cyber Strategy Center, Professor of Strategic Space Studies at the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies (SAASS), and Space Chair at Air University.  Listen at or after 5pm pacific Sunday, Feb 27.

Sundays @ 6pm pacific | 9pm eastern •VIRTUALLY SPEAKING SUNDAYS: OUR MEDIA NOT THEIRS | Two writers from the VSS media panel discuss developments of the week, often highlighting issues neglected or misrepresented on the Sunday morning broadcasts. Always informative, with a touch of snark.

This Sunday, Feb 27 - David Dayen of the FireDogLake News Desk and digby talk about national and maybe some California politics. Listen at or after 6pm pacific, Sunday Feb. 27

Mondays @ 8pm pacific|11pm eastern •VIRTUALLY SPEAKING SUSIE | Journalist and class warrior Susie Madrak explores the serious concerns and lighter-hearted fancies of a host of guests, always with an eye and ear for the daily lives of working class people.

This Monday, Feb 28 - Susie chats with Ted Rall, political cartoonist and autobiographical graphic novelist about his latest book, “The Anti-American Manifesto. Listen at or after 8pm pacific. Monday Feb 28.

Thursdays @ 4:30 pm pacific | 7:30pm eastern • VIRTUALLY SPEAKING A to Z |
Jay Ackroyd and Stuart Zechman hold forth about movement liberalism (as opposed to 3rd Way or centrist liberalism) in both an historical and current context; expressing liberal values. Sometimes with recorded and live voices of members of the VSS media panel, citizen activists and electeds.

This Thursday, March 3 Listen at or after 4:30pm pacific, Thursday March 3.

Thursdays @ 6pm pacific | 9pm eastern •VIRTUALLY SPEAKING with JAY ACKROYD – IT pro and economist-by-training Jay Ackroyd chats with opinion makers and authors in media, politics, science, academia, foreign affairs, etc. From PZ Myers to Dahlia Lithwick, from Jay Rosen to Juan Cole, Jay has a remarkable ability to engage in meaningful conversation with an extensive network of well informed, articulate folks whose voices should reach far and wide.

This Thursday, March 3 – Lenore Skenazy comes by to talk about parenting, popular culture, politics and family life. Listen at or after 6pm pacific |8pm eastern.

On alternating Sundays @ 5pm pacific |8pm eastern tune into •VIRTUALLY SPEAKING SUNDAYS: MAPLE SYRUP EDITION |
Canadian journalist Kevin Wood talks with bloggers, academics and other commentators, bringing a distinctively Northern progressive perspective and more than a little snark to North American and global politics among other topics. For last week’s debut Kevin and John Baglow, aka Dr. Dawg, discussed the ins and outs of Canadian Parliament. You can listen here. Stay tuned …

Ok, got all that? Two Thursday program, two Sunday programs, one on Monday. Fortunately, they are all archived at BlogTalkRadio. You can download from BTR, subscribe free through iTunes or listen on the web, when it’s convenient. Also, there’s a calendar. As Susie says: ‘bookmark it.