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Virtually Speaking: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

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Talk, unscripted and well worth a listen. From the Z Files: Negotiation, in which Stuart Zechman describes the failure of organized labor to be an effective liberal force in US politics, and policy. More here from our growing body of scripted audio commentary.

A change in format: upcoming episodes are listed below following a short review of content from this week.

Monday, April 2 | Virtually Speaking A-Z | Jay Ackroyd and Stuart Zechman discuss state lotteries as public finance and as part of American consumer culture. Follow @Stuart_Zechman @JayAckroyd Download from iTunes or listen here.

Tuesday, April 3 | Virtually Speaking Tuesdays | Spocko and Mike Stark talk about civil society, attitudes about gun violence and gun laws. Follow @spockosbrain @mike_stark Download from iTunes or listen here.

Wednesday, April 4 | Virtually Speaking Science | MSNBC.com’s Alan Boyle (Cosmic Log) talks with Veronica Ann Zabala-Aliberto, director of marketing for Yuri’s Night 2012, about the annual world-wide celebration of spaceflight’s past and future.  Produced in cooperation with MICA, the Meta Institute for Computational Astrophysics. Read the pre-show interview at CosmicLog. Follow @b0yle @YurisNight #YurisNight Download from iTunes or listen here.

Thursday, April 5 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific | Jay Ackroyd talks with Kevin Gosztola, FDL’s Wikileaks expert about the background and context for understanding what is happening to Bradley Manning. Follow @kgosztola Download from iTunes or listen here.

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Sunday, April 8 through Thursday, April 12: Avedon Carol, Kendra Pierre-Louis, Susie Madrak, Culture of Truth, Tom Levenson, Naomi Oreskes, Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd consider politics, policy and science in light of very current events, significant  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 8 | 9 pm eastern | 6 am pacific |Virtually Speaking Sundays |Avedon Carol and Jay Ackroyd reflect on the week. Plus the weekly Most Ridiculous Moment from Culture of Truth. Follow @Avedon_Says @JayAckroyd @Bobblespeak Listen live and later on BTR

Monday, April 9 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking A-Z | Jay Ackroyd and Stuart Zechman discuss state lotteries as public finance and as part of American consumer culture. Plus the weekly What Digby Says. Recorded earlier in the day. Follow @Stuart_Zechman @JayAckroyd Listen on BTR [cont.] Read the rest of this entry →

Virtually Speaking: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

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Talk, unscripted and well worth a listen. We’re shuffling our schedule: the not-yet-completely-settled plan is to run no more that one program a night. But first, from our growing collection of audio commentary on Jay Ackroyd’s You-Tube page: David Cay Johnston, author of Free Lunch and Perfectly Legal – and Jay’s guest this coming Thursday – describes the lifestyle of bus drivers in Sweden. Jay’s point: “income fairness and equality is a good thing and a good goal.”

Sunday, March 25 through Thursday, March 29: Avedon Carol, Gloria Feldt, Dave Johnston, Mike Elk, Maryn McKenna, Tom Levenson, David Cay Johnston, Culture of Truth, 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). Available free at iTunes. (Search Virtually Speaking and Virtually Speaking Science from the iTunes store.)

Sunday, Mar 25 | 9 pm eastern | 6 am pacific |Virtually Speaking Sundays |Stuart Zechman and Avedon Carol discuss their most recent work and take some inspiration (?) from the Sunday morning talking heads. Plus this week’s Most Ridiculous Moment. Follow @Avedon_Says @Stuart_Zechman @Bobblespeak Listen live and later on BTR

Monday, Mar 26 | 9 pm eastern | 6 am pacific | Re-webcast from the prior week (no call-ins): Gloria Feldt, author of No Excuses, joins Jay Ackroyd to discuss the war on women heating up during the Republican presidential campaign. Follow @GloriaFeldt @JayAckroyd  Listen on BTR.

Tuesday, Mar 27 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Tuesdays |Dave Johnson maps the forest with investigative journalist and staff writer for In These Times, Mike Elk. They’ll talk about reporting on Labor. Plus the latest Z Files segment from Stuart Zechman. Follow@dcjohnson @MikeElk Listen now and later on BTR

Wednesday, March 28 | 5 pm eastern | 2 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Science | Tom Levenson talks with  Maryn McKenna: author of Superbug and Beating Back the Devil; Wired blogger; SciAm columnist; magazine writer on public health, global health, food policy. Follow @marynmck @TomLevenson @MRSA_blog. Listen live and later on BTR.

Thursday, March 29| Double Header –

8 pm eastern | 5 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking A-Z| This week in liberalism. | Stuart Zechman and Culture of Truth discuss current evens from the perspective of movement liberalism.| Show notes here. Follow @Stuart_Zechman @JayAckroyd Listen live on BTR. Beginning midnight, listen here.

9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking with Jay Ackroyd | Recorded the prior week to accommodate scheduling. (no call-ins) Jay talks with David Cay Johnston discuss how the regulatory regime in finance is failing American citizens.. Follow @DavidCayJ @JayAckroyd Listen live and later on BTR. Read the rest of this entry →

Virtually Speaking: Gloria Feldt, Marcy Wheeler, Susie Madrak, Avedon Carol, Lambert Strether, Culture of Truth, Stuart Zechman, Jay Ackroyd

12:58 pm in Media by California Sherry

Big week coming up; talk worth listening to. But first, from our growing collection of audio commentary on Jay Ackroyd’s You-Tube page: The Z Files: Success, in which Stuart Zechman describes Rush Limbaugh’s facility for distraction and disinformation.

Schedule for Sunday, March 18 through Thursday, March 22. This week:  Gloria Feldt, Avedon Carol, Marcy Wheeler, Susie Madrak, Lambert Strether, Culture of Truth, Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd consider science and politics in light of very current events and public affairs. VS amplifies – mainly – progressive voices: academics,  analysts, activists, media critics, scientists, technologists, historians, etc. Comments and questions courtesy of a digitally present studio audience. Which could include you. Through the Second Life platform or IRC (see below). All programs webcast and archived at BlogTalkRadio. And syndicated, too! Available free at iTunes. (Search Virtually Speaking from the iTunes store.) Miss the Intro?

Sunday, March 18 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Marcy Wheeler and Susie Madrak discuss developments of the week’s news cycles, drawing from their own writing and the Bobblespeak Translations. Plus CoT’s the ‘Most Ridiculous Moment’ from the Sunday morning talk shows. Follow @emptywheel @susiemadrak @bobblespeak. Listen live and later on BTR

Tuesday, March 20 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Tuesdays |Avedon Carol and Lambert Strether recall CorrenteWire’s role in promoting dialogue about Modern Monetary Theory, convening a Fiscal Sustainability Teach-In Counter-Conference, and the reaction of the left blogosphere. Follow @Avedon_Says @CorrenteWire. Listen live and later on BTR

Thursday, March 22| Double Header

8 pm eastern | 5 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking A-Z: This week in liberalism. | Stuart Zechman and Culture of Truth in a continuing conversation from the perspective of liberalism in a centrist America.| A-Z background, links, etc. here. Follow @Stuart_Zechman @Bobblespeak Listen live on BTR. Beginning midnight Friday, listen here.

9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking with Jay Ackroyd | Gloria Feldt, author of No Excuses, joins Jay Ackroyd to discuss the war on women heating up during the Republican presidential campaign. Follow @HartFeldt @JayAckroyd  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: Joan McCarter, Avedon Carol, Aaron Bady, Lambert Strether, Stuart Zechman, Jay Ackroyd

10:37 am in Media by California Sherry

Talk worth listening to. But first, a little something from our growing VS video collection. Consider  Accountability from the Z Files, in which Stuart Zechman addresses movement liberals, posing questions about the foreclosure fraud settlement, immunity for banks and holding the President and the elites accountable for the damage they have done to the United States.  Original broadcast: Virtually Speaking Tuesdays with Susie Madrak, David Dayen and Stuart Zechman. Avedon Carol provides the text.

Schedule for Sunday, Feb 19 through Thursday, Feb 25 with  Aaron Bady, Avedon Carol, Joan McCarter, Lambert Strether, Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd. They 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). Available free at iTunes. (Search Virtually Speaking from the iTunes store.)

Sunday, Feb 19 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Sundays |Joan McCarter talks with Stuart Zechman, taking their inspiration from the Sunday morning talking heads. Plus this week’s Most Ridiculous Moment. Follow @JoanMcCarter @stuart_zechman @Bobblespeak Listen live and later on BTR

Tuesday, Feb 21 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Tuesdays | As it is the 3rd Tuesday, Avedon Carol and Correntewire‘s Lambert Strether dissect breaking news and crazy liberalism. Plus The Z Files. Follow @Avedon_Says @CorrenteWire   Listen live and later on BTR

Note the 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 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.

Thursday, Feb 23| Double Header

8 pm eastern | 5 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking A-Z: This week in liberalism. | Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd discuss current evens from the perspective of movement liberalism.| Plus What Digby Said. And post-show notes. Follow @Stuart_Zechman @JayAckroyd Listen live on BTR. Beginning midnight, listen here.

9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking with Jay Ackroyd |Jay talks with Zunguzungu’s Aaron Bady about David Graeber’s Debt: The First 5,000 Years. Follow @zunguzungu @JayAckroyd Listen live and later on BTR. Read the rest of this entry →

Virtually Speaking: Digby, Culture of Truth, Avedon Carol, Lambert Strether, Matt Stoller, Stuart Zechman, Jay Ackroyd

9:12 am in Media by California Sherry

From Jay’s VS video collection: Digby gets an assist from Noam Chomsky and contemplates what it means to vote… played last night on A to Z.

Schedule for Sunday, Jan 13 through Thursday, Jan 19. Digby, Culture of Truth, Avedon Carol, Lambert Strether, Matt Stoller, Stuart Zechman, Jay Ackroyd consider 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 15 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific | Culture of Truth and digby 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. Listen live and later on BTR

Tuesday, Jan 10 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Tuesdays | | This week, Avedon Carol and Correntewire‘s Lambert Strether dissect breaking news and crazy liberalismFollow @Avedon_Says Listen live and later on BTR

Thursday, Jan 12 | Double Header

8 pm eastern | 5 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking A-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 | Matt Stoller Rockefeller Institute fellow, former staffer at Congressman Alan Grayson’s office and Contributor at Naked Captialism comes by to talk about tensions between liberalism and a strong central government. Catch our latest ‘What Digby Said’ vid at the bottom of the hour. Follow @MatthewStoller @JayAckroyd  Listen live and later on BTR. Read the rest of this entry →

Virtually Speaking: Avedon Carol, Susie Madrak, Tom Levenson, CW Anderson, Dave Johnson, Stuart Zechman, Jay Ackroyd

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We host public conversations about 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.

On Thursdays, Digby provides a topical observation for Virtually Speaking A to Z. Here she discusses the preventative detention provisions attached to the National Defense Authorization Act which allows the Federal government, with no due process, to identify and then confine anyone they label a “terrorist.”

Schedule, Live Sunday, Dec 18 through Thursday, Dec 22.

Sunday, Dec 18 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific | Virtually Speaking Sundays | Avedon Carol and Susie Madrak discuss developments of the week, highlighting recent sessions of the Supreme Court, drawing from their work of the prior week including the wickedly funny Bobblespeak Translations. Featuring Culture of Truth on the Most Ridiculous Moment from the Sunday morning talk shows. Follow @Avedon_Says @SusieMadrak @bobblespeak. Listen live and later on BTR

Tuesday, Dec 20 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Susie | Susie Madrak talks with Dave Johnson in this repeat of a May conversation where they consider the argument that appealing to the center drives away voters. | Listen live and later on BTR

Wednesday, Dec 21 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Science | Tom Levenson Science documentary filmmaker and Director of MIT’s Graduate program in Writing and Humanistic Studies — talks with Tim Ferris – former newspaper reporter and editor of Rolling Stone magazine – about The Science of Liberty: Democracy, Reason, and the Laws of Nature. Listen live and later on BTR.

Thursday, Dec 22 | Double Header Read the rest of this entry →

Virtually Speaking: Avedon Carol, Dave Waldman, Corey Robin, Stuart Zechman, Jay Ackroyd

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Schedule for Sunday, Nov 27 through Sunday, Dec 4. With help from listener commentary and questions, we talk about very current events and public affairs 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. (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 it the first time? Read the Intro.

Sunday, Nov 27 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Avedon Carol and Jay Ackroyd 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. Plus Culture of Truth’s Most Outrageous Moment from the Sunday morning talk shows. Callers welcome (check the link). Follow @Avedon_Says @JayAckroyd @bobblespeak. Listen live and later on BTR

Tuesday, Nov 29 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Susie | Dave Waldman steps in for Susie Madrak.  2nd tba. Follow  @KagroX @Susie Madrak| Listen live and later on BTR

Thursday, Dec 1 | Double Header

8 pm eastern | 5 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking A-Z: This week in liberalism. | Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd| continue the search for deeper understanding and meaningful expressions of Movement liberalism. Follow @Stuart_Zechman @JayAckroyd Listen live on BTR. Beginning midnight Friday, listen here. Read the rest of this entry →

Virtually Speaking: Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler, Dave Waldman, Avedon Carol, Jay Ackroyd

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99%owsSchedule for Sunday, Nov 20 through Sunday Nov 27. 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. (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 it the first time? Intro to Virtually Speaking here.

Sunday, Nov 20 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |McJoan is back with emptywheel.  Joan McCarter and Marcy Wheeler 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. Worth tuning in for Culture of Truth on the Most Outrageous Moment from the Sunday morning talk shows. Follow @JoanMcCarter @emptywheel @bobblespeak. Listen live and later on BTR

Tuesday, Nov 22 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Susie | Marcy Wheeler and Dave Waldman step in for Susie Madrak.  Follow @emptywheel @KagroX @Susie Madrak| Listen live and later on BTR

Thursday, Nov 24 | Dark for Thanksgiving. Jay has been creating videos to go with digby and Culture of Truth’s clips for VS. Enjoy.

Sunday, Nov 27 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Avedon Carol and Jay Ackroyd 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. Worth tuning in for Culture of Truth on the Most Outrageous Moment from the Sunday morning talk shows. Follow @Avedon_Says @JayAckroyd @bobblespeak. Listen live and later on BTR Read the rest of this entry →

Virtually Speaking: Avedon Carol, Sam Seder, Seth Mnookin, Tom Levenson, Aaron Bady, Susie Madrak, Stuart Zechman, Jay Ackroyd

9:54 pm in Uncategorized by California Sherry

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Schedule for Sat, Nov 12 – Thurs, Nov 17. We talk with –mostly–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. I post weekly, so you can go to previous posts and link through to the juicy stuff. Intro to VS here.

Saturday Special, Nov 12 | 6 pm eastern | 3 pm pacific |

Virtually Speaking shares virtual space (think digital resources) with Peace Train Charitable Trust. While this interview is not a VS program, I thought readers might like to tune in. Peace Train Charitable Trust promotes peace by engaging small groups of people -mostly in the US – to make micro grants to small groups of people — mostly in the global south — engaged in economic development projects. In the first of what promises to be a monthly event,  Peace Train‘s Steve Mahaley talks with Sandra Bérard about a small rural Cambodian community and the life changing transformation underway through the efforts of the Rural Economic Development Agency (READA).

The READA team of 15 works with the poorest villages of Cambodia, developing and implementing sustainable plans to raise their standard of living. Learn more here. READA receives micro grants from Peace Train. You can help. Listen live and later on BTR.

Sunday, Nov 13 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific | Avedon Carol and Sam Seder 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. Follow them @avedon_says @samseder @bobblespeak Listen live and later on BTR

Tuesday, Nov 15 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Susie | In tonight’s rebroadcast Dave Johnson, of Seeing the Forest and Campaign for America’s Future, talks with Susie Madrak about the Democratic leadership in Congress and the likely outcomes of the Super Committee on the deficit.  Follow @dcjohnson @SusieMadrak Listen live and later on BTR

Wednesday, Nov 16 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Science | Tom Levenson Science documentary filmmaker and Director of MIT’s Graduate program in writing and humanistic studies — hosts VS Science on the third Wednesday of the month to discuss history of science, economics, and some climate science.

This week Tom talks with Seth Mnookin — author of The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science and Fear — about bad science, science and civic conversation, and whether new media will allow us to root out the former and enhance the latter. VS Science is hosted by the Meta Institute for Computational Astrophysics. Follow @SethMnookin @TomLevenson Listen live and later on BTR

Thursday, Nov 17 | Double Header

8 pm eastern | 5 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking A-Z: This week in liberalism. | Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd| continue the search for deeper understanding and meaningful expressions of Movement liberalism. Follow @Stuart_Zechman Listen live on BTR. Beginning midnight Friday, listen here.

9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking with Jay Ackroyd | Jay talks with Zunguzungu’s Aaron Bady who has been deeply involved with Occupy Oakland. Aaron joins us to discuss recent developments, and also to place the Occupy movement into a sociological context. His blog is a go-to resource for all Occupy Oakland news and analysis.  Follow @zunguzungu @JayAckroyd Listen live and later on BTR.

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Show Notes:

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 Carol, Cliff Schecter, Culture of Truth, David Dayen, digby, Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler, Stuart 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.

Virtually Speaking is both a labor of love and an act of political imagination. We couldn’t do it without our guests, our hosts, our ‘studio’ audience’ or our crew. Special thanks to Designer Mark MacKay for weekly and special graphic displays.