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Introducing Virtually Speaking

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.

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California Sherry

Co-Producer, Virtually Speaking
Progressive, autodidact, sometime activist