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Virtually Speaking: Cliff Schecter, GottaLaff, Lenore Skenazy, Susie Madrak, Stuart Zechman, Jay Ackroyd

From Jay’s VS video collection: Culture of Truth offers up Rick Santorum, David Gregory’s guest on Jan 1 Meet the Press, who cobbled together a collection of patently false and contradictory statements about the President.

Schedule for Sunday, Jan 8 through Thursday, Jan 12. Gotta Laff, Cliff Schecter, Susie Madrak, Stuart Zechman, Jay Ackroyd Lenore Skenazy talk through 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.) Miss the Intro?

Sunday, Jan 8 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Cliff Schecter and special guest Gotta Laff 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 Culture of Truth on the ‘Most Ridiculous Moment’ from the Sunday morning talk shows. Follow @GottaLaff @CliffSchecter @bobblespeak. Listen live and later on BTR

Tuesday, Jan 10 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Tuesdays | | This week, Susie Madrak and a guest tba consider the impact of current events on working and middle class people. Follow @SusieMadrak 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| Follow @Stuart_Zechman @JayAckroyd Listen live on BTR.. Beginning midnight Friday, listen here.

9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking with Jay Ackroyd | Lenore Skenazy comes by to talk about Free Range Kids, popular culture, politics and family life. Last March, they spoke about sensible security, kids and parenting.  Catch our latest ‘What Digby Said’ vid at the bottom of the hour. Follow @FreeRangeKids @JayAckroyd  Listen live and later on BTR.

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Show Notes:

Jay’s VS Video shorts including What Digby Said, Culture of Truth’s ‘Most Ridiculous Moments’ from the Sunday morning talk shows.

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.

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California Sherry

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