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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: 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: 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: Joan McCarter, Dave Johnson, Barry Kendall, Alan Lightman, Tom Levenson, Stuart Zechman, Jay Ackroyd

10:46 am in Media by California Sherry

Talk worth listening to. But first, from Jay’s VS video collection: In Pain Culture of Truth (@bobblespeak) comments on the Village (DC-based media) obsession with inflicting pain onto 99% of US citizens. Aired VS Sunday 1/8/2011 featuring Cliff Schecter (@cliffschecter) and GottaLaff @GottaLaff).

Schedule for Sunday, Jan 22 through Thursday, Jan 26. This week: Joan McCarter, Dave Johnson, Barry Kendall, Alan Lightman, Tom Levenson, 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 22 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific | Joan McCarter – Senior Policy Editor for Daily Kos – joins Jay to 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 @JoanMcCarter @bobblespeak. Listen live and later on BTR

Tuesday, Jan 24 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Tuesdays |Dave Johnson (Seeing the Forest, Campaign for America’s Future) hosts Progressive Ideas Network ED Barry Kendall, recently returned from DC , having organized a second meeting with the Congressional Progressive Caucus. We’ll learn more ….
Follow @DCJohnson Listen live and later on BTR

Wednesday, Jan 25 | 5 pm eastern | 2 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Science | MIT’s Tom Levenson talks with Alan Lightman – novelist, essayist, physicist and  Adjunct Professor of Humanities at MIT – about the just released Mr. g: A Novel About the Creation (as told by God).  Listen live and later on BTR.

Thursday, Jan 26| 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 | Olivier Knox -  back briefly from presidential primary campaigns – covers Congress and politics for Agence France-Presse, the world’s oldest and third-largest news agency. He updates us on the GOP and Nibbles. Catch our latest ‘What Digby Said’ vid at the bottom of the hour. Follow @OKnox @JayAckroyd  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

#OWS_3

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.

Virtually Speaking: Culture of Truth, Jeffrey Feldman, Naomi Oreskes, Tom Levenson, Susie Madrak, Stuart Zechman, Jay Ackroyd

1:44 am in Uncategorized by California Sherry

#OWS_3

Schedule for Sunday, Oct 16 through Thursday Oct 20. 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.

Sunday, Oct 16 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific | Susie Madrak and  Culture of Truth 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 @bobblespeak @ddayen Listen live and later on BTR

Tuesday, Oct 18 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Susie | Former political operative and recovering journalist, blogger and working class warrior Susie Madrak chats with ChicagoDyke. Follow @SusieMadrak  Listen live and later on BTR

Wednesday, Oct 19 | 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 science historian Naomi Oreskes. Professor Oreskes, author of “Merchants of Doubt, How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco to Global Warming,” has a long-standing interest in understanding the establishment of scientific consensus and the role and character of scientific dissent. VS Science is hosted by the Meta Institute for Computational Astrophysics. Follow @TomLevenson  Listen live and later on BTR Read the rest of this entry →