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Talk, unscripted and well worth a listen. From What Digby Says: Wuss, in which digby deplores the return of cowboy machismo to US foreign policy, and how pundits and public officials adopt language and support tactics that are not in the nation’s foreign policy interests–nor, for that matter, the world’s best interest. More here from our growing body of scripted audio commentary.

Content update: April 9 | Virtually Speaking A-Z | Jay Ackroyd and Stuart Zechman discuss intellectual property, border seizures of the laptops of American citizens and Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator’s 2011 report (pdf) Plus the weekly What Digby Says. Follow @Stuart_Zechman @JayAckroyd Listen on BTR



Sunday, April 15 through Thursday, April 19: Joan McCarter, digby, Avedon Carol, VastLeft, Culture of Truth, Tom Levenson, Glenn Carle, 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 15 | 9 pm eastern | 6 am pacific |Virtually Speaking Sundays |digby and Joan McCarter reflect on the week. Plus the weekly Most Ridiculous Moment from Culture of Truth. Follow @JoanMcCarter @digby56 @Bobblespeak Listen live and later on BTR

Monday, April 16 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking A-Z | Jay Ackroyd and Stuart Zechman continue their conversation about the present and future of liberalism in a centrist America.. Plus the weekly What Digby Says. Recorded earlier in the day. Follow @Stuart_Zechman @JayAckroyd Listen on BTR

Tuesday, April 17 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Tuesdays |Avedon Carol talks with Vast Left, who announces Grumble About Obama Day and discusses  why “Third Way Centrist” is neither a useful nor accurate frame.  Plus the latest from the Z Files. Follow @Avedon_Says @VastLeft   Listen live and later on BTR

Wednesday, April 18 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Science |George Djorgovski: Professor of Astronomy; Co-Director of the Center for Advanced Computing Research at Caltech; Director of the Meta-Institute for Computational Astrophysics (MICA); a founder of the Virtual Observatory concept; and one-time Chair of the US Nat’l Virtual Observatory Science Definition Team. VS Science is hosted in Second Life by MICA. Follow @b0yle Listen

Thursday, April 19 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific | In this 2 hr event, Jay visits with Glenn Carle, 23 year veteran of the Clandestine Services of the Central Intelligence Agency and author of The Interrogator, in which Glenn tells the story of one of the most secret and sensitive CIA interrogations during the US War on Terror. (Click through to the Carle video.) Follow @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 CarolCliff SchecterCulture of TruthDavid DayendigbyJoan McCarterMarcy Wheeler, Stuart Zechman and Susie Madrak. Every 5 weeks or so, one of our regular panelists invites a guest to join one of them.

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California Sherry

California Sherry

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