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Culture of Truth for VS Sundays: Orthrodoxy

11:58 pm in Uncategorized by California Sherry

Tonight on Virtually Speaking Sundays, political & social analysts digby and Marcy Wheeler consider Aaron Swartz, DOJ, WikiLeaks and PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records); Colin Powell, John Brennan and the CIA, Chuck Hagel and DoD. Jay Ackroyd moderated. They were outstanding! Follow @digby56 @emptywheel @Bobblespeak @JayAckroyd  Listen here.

The VS Media Panel: Avedon Carol, Cliff Schecter, Dave Dayen, Dave Johnson, Dave Waldman, Digby, Gaius Publius, Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler and Stuart Zechman.

Each Sunday, political satirist Culture of Truth tracks the Sunday Morning ‘News’ Shows, particularly Meet the Press. In The Bobblespeak Translations he gives us a laugh-out-loud, perceptive rundown, capturing “What They’re Really Saying When They’re Saying What They’re Saying.” Then, for Virtually Speaking Sundays, CoT crafts a short audio commentary, read aloud by one of several readers and capturing the most most ridiculous moment from Meet the Press. We run them as a bottom-of-the-hour segment during our Sunday shows and then at midnight eastern, I post them as stand-alone audio.

Based on this morning’s Bobblespeak Translation – read the whole post here – tonight’s most ridiculous moment is called “Orthodoxy.” Listen to it here.

I’m Culture of Truth,

The Sunday talk shows began on a humorous note, as George Stephanopoulos played a clip from the movie “Lincoln” showing brave statesmen voting for the 13th Amendment, and said the film quote “shows Congressman Clay Hawkins and others breaking with their party to oppose slavery, inspiration perhaps for our next guests, the new chairs of the No Labels movement, Democratic Senator Joe Manchin and former Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman.” unquote

After this unintentionally hilarious introduction, the two No Labels gentlemen of course refused to take a position on anything, except to assure viewers concerned about gun violence that both men quote “have been shooting since we were 5 or 6 years old,” unquote, and that Manchin will introduce a bill with conservative John McCain and liberal Joe Lieberman to put together a commission on mass violence, but that he can also quote “guarantee you there will not be an encroachment on your Second Amendment rights” unquote.

On Meet The Press, Mike Murphy said he was quote “puzzled” by the fact that President Obama’s pick to be Secretary of Defense has been called contentious, and also puzzled that there will also be a fight over Jack Lew, who he admitted is “totally qualified to be treasury secretary” unquote. Mike Murphy and Haley Barbour and Andrea Mitchell all pronounced themselves very confused and troubled as to why the President is nominating people he agrees with and not more conservative Republicans.

Colin Powell assured David Gregory that he is still a Republican, but observed quote that “There’s also a dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the Party,” unquote.

Gregory expressed fear that with possible spending cuts, quote “we’re on the brink of creating a hollow force.” and asked “Would a Secretary of Defense Hagel preside over the hollowing out of the Defense Department?”

Powell reminded him that people worried about defense spending cuts quote “are the same people who are saying we have got to cut spending,” unquote

Powell blamed the invasion of Iraq on the CIA, saying quote “We subsequently found out that a lot of that information was not accurate and that is very unfortunate but that’s the way it unfolded,” but then a minute later said the war quote “was the correct thing to do and it was well supported by the intelligence.” unquote

But the most troubling moment came in a a discussion of torture. Gregory asked, quote “To the extent that enhanced interrogation techniques played some role in tracking down the courier which led to bin Laden, and I choose my words carefully, do the ends justify the means?” unquote

Powell argued that the military never committed waterboarding or other acts known to be torture, and said quote “we can’t be a nation that is lawless. We cannot be a nation that simply ignores our obligations to ourselves, our obligations to our constitution, our obligations to our own moral standing in the world.” unquote

Without missing a beat, as if he did not hear a single word Powell said, Gregory responded quote: “But the ends justify the means if you get bin Laden in the end?”

David Gregory usually invites classic centrist guests who will agree with his centrist Beltway views, but even if he has a guest who disagrees with this worldview, he either doesn’t hear it, or his brain simply cannot process any deviation from orthodoxy, especially one as fundamental as the idea that the ends justify the means. And that’s the most ridiculous thing that happened this Sunday.

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

11:00 am in Uncategorized by California Sherry

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: 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: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

11:58 am in Uncategorized by California Sherry

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: Dave Johnson, Natasha Chart, Marcy Wheeler, Dave Dayen, Frances Causey, Don Goldmacher, Stuart Zechman, Jay Ackroyd

10:33 am in Media by California Sherry

Talk worth listening to. But first, because we have the filmmakers on the 1st, the trailer from Heist: Who Stole the American Dream opening March 2 for a week in NYC at The Quad.

Schedule for Sunday, Feb 26 through Thursday, March 1 Dave Johnson, Natasha Chart, Marcy Wheeler, Dave Dayen, Frances Causey, Don Goldmacher,  Stuart Zechman, 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 from the iTunes store.)

Sunday, Feb 26 | 1 pm eastern | 10 am pacific |Virtually Speaking Sundays |Marcy Wheeler and David Dayen discuss their most recent work and take some inspiration (?) from the Sunday morning talking heads. Plus this week’s Most Ridiculous Moment. Follow @emptywheel @ddayen @Bobblespeak Listen live and later on BTR

Tuesday, Feb 28 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Tuesdays | Dave Johnson talks with Natasha Chart, online campaign manager at SEIU. They plan to talk about labor’s situation, driving organizing through technology and the attacks on women’s rights. Plus The Z Files. Follow@dcjohnson @NatashaChart   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, March 1| 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 last week’s 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 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 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: Live on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

12:30 pm in Media by California Sherry

Talk worth listening to. But first, from our growing VS video collection: Contraception, in which Digby discusses conservative power, the religious right, the culture war and icky lady parts.

Schedule for Sunday, Feb 12 through Thursday, Feb 16 with Digby, Corey Robin, Susie Madrak, Dave Dayen, Tom Levenson, Matt Strassler, Richard Kirsch, 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 12 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Sundays |digby talks with Corey Robin, author of The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin Plus this week’s Most Ridiculous Moment. Follow @digby56 @coreyrobin @Bobblespeak Listen live and later on BTR

Tuesday, Feb 14 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Tuesdays | This week, Susie Madrak talks with David Dayen and Stuart Zechman about the mortgage settlement and breaking news. Plus The Z Files. Follow @SusieMadrak @DDayen @Stuart_Zechman Listen live and later on BTR

Wednesday, Feb 15 | 5 pm eastern | 2 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Science | Juggernaut and Behemoth: Dispatches from the frontiers of particle physics: MIT’s Tom Levenson (Inverse Square and Balloon Juice) talks with theoretical physicist Matt Strassler Follow @TomLevenson @profmattstrassler Listen live and later on BTR

Thursday, Feb 16| Double Header

8 pm eastern | 5 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking A to 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 |Richard Kirsch, National Campaign Mgr., Health Care for America Now (HCAN) and author of Fighting For Our Health, his first-hand account of the epic battle that led to the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  Follow @HCAN @JayAckroyd  Listen live and later on BTR. Read the rest of this entry →

Virtually Speaking: June Carbone, Spocko, Mike Stark, Stuart Zechman, Jay Ackroyd

10:22 am in Media by California Sherry

Talk worth listening to. But first, from  Jay’s VS video collection. In What Digby Said: CU, Digby observes that people who blame Citizens United for the unseemly SuperPACs are mistaken. The problem runs deeper. What Adelson and Paulson are doing was legal before CU. Excerpted from January 26, 2012 Virtually Speaking A-Z, with Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd

Sunday we bow to the Super Bowl gods and take the day off. Here’s the schedule for Tuesday, Feb 7 through Thursday, Feb 9 with Mike Stark, Spocko, June Carbone, Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd. They consider politics in light of very current events, timely trends 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 (BTR). Available free at iTunes. (Search Virtually Speaking from the iTunes store.)

Tuesday, Feb 7 | 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

Thursday, Feb 9| 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 | June Carbone, Edward A. Smith/Missouri Chair of Law, the Constitution and Society at University of Missouri Kansas City . Professor Carbone writes extensively about the legal issues surrounding marriage, divorce and family obligations, especially within the context of the recent revolutions in biotechnology. They’ll discuss Red Families v. Blue Families, co-authored with Naomi Cahn. Follow @JayAckroyd  Listen live and later on BTR. Read the rest of this entry →