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Virtually Speaking: David Dayen, digby, Avedon Carol, Susie Madrak, CoT, June Carbone, Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd

Update: Several An unprecedented number of very last minute scheduling changes (plus the You-Tube snag.) Dave Dayen in for Joan McCarter, Avedon Carol in for Ali Savino, and June Carbone in for Kevin Gosztola. (Pre-recorded as Jay is traveling.) Things should be back on track now. Links are – hopefully – all good.

Schedule for Sunday, March 11 through Thursday, March 15. This week: Joan McCarter David Dayen, digby, Ali Savino, Avedon Carol, Susie Madrak, Kevin Gosztola, June Carbone, Culture of Truth (CoT), Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd. 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 11 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific | digby and David Dayen compare their work of 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 of this Sunday morning. Follow @DDayen @digby56 @bobblespeak Listen live and later on BTR

Monday, March 12, 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific | Virtually Speaking with Jay Ackroyd from the prior Thursday. (Rerun for syndication purposes) In an exceptional conversation Jay talks with William K. Black, white-collar criminologist, former financial regulator and author of “The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One: How Corporate Executives and Politicians Looted the S&L Industry” about the banksters, the bailout and fraud. The hour flew by. Follow @WilliamKBlack Read Bill here and here.  Listen here.

Tuesday, March 13 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Tuesdays | Susie Madrak goes on the record with democratic strategist Ali Savino. With a focus on the intersection of politics and the internet, Ali is designing the next generation of tools for campaigners and online organizers. Plus weekly commentary from Stuart Zechman’s Z File. Follow @alisavino @susiemadrak @Stuart_Zechman 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.)

Thursday, March 15| Double Header

8 pm eastern | 5 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking A to Z: This week in liberalism. | Stuart Zechman and Culture of Truth (in for Jay Ackroyd) discuss the present and future of liberalism in a centrist America.| Follow @Stuart_Zechman @Bobblespeak Listen live on BTR. Beginning midnight Friday, listen here.

9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking with Jay Ackroyd | Pre-recorded. Great hour. Jay talks with June Carbone, Edward A. Smith/Missouri Chair of Law, the Constitution and Society at University of Missouri Kansas City. Professor Carbone writes extensively about legal issues surrounding marriage, divorce and family obligations, especially within the context of the recent revolutions in biotechnology. They talk about  Red Families v. Blue Families, co-authored with Naomi Cahn. Listen on BTR.

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5. Type into the text field along the bottom of the screen.
6. Begin your question with ‘QUESTION’ so it’s easy to spot.

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 CarolCliff SchecterCulture of TruthDavid Dayendigby, Joan McCarterMarcy 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.


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California Sherry

California Sherry

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