Virtually Speaking Tonite 6pm PT – 9pm ET

Virtually Speaking Sundays – 6p PT/9p ET

Listen live or later http://www.blogtalkradio.com/virtuallyspeaking/2013/10/21/dave-johnson-cliff-schecter-vs-sundays

Dave Johnson & Cliff Schecter offer a counterpoint to the Sunday morning media shows. Jay Ackroyd hosts. Likely:

• The return of the austerity and grand bargain narratives, including the appointment of New Democrats Chris Van Hollen, James Clyburn and Nita Lowey to the budget negotiation committee.

• GOP in disarray. Are the Teahadists chastened or emboldened by the loss?

• PPACA. Particularly the tension between identifying problems and defending it from attack

Plus satirical commentary from Culture of Truth.

Follow @DCJohnson @CliffSchecter @JayAckroyd @Bobblespeak

The VS Media Panel: Avedon Carol, Cliff Schecter, Dave Dayen, Dave Johnson, Dave Waldman, Digby, Gaius Publius, Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler & Stuart Zechman.

Listen live or later http://www.blogtalkradio.com/virtuallyspeaking/2013/10/21/dave-johnson-cliff-schecter-vs-sundays

Virtually Speaking Tonite 6pm PT – 9pm ET

Virtually Speaking Sundays – 6p PT/9p ET

Political & social commentators Dave Johnson & David Waldman & Jay Ackroyd offer a counter point to the Sunday morning talk shows. Plus political satire from Culture of Truth.

This week: #Gunfail in the NYTimes. Obamacare launch. Republican infighting. War vs diplomacy.

Follow @dcjohnson @kagroX @JayAckroyd @Bobblespeak

The VS Media Panel: Avedon Carol, Cliff Schecter, Dave Dayen, Dave Johnson, Dave Waldman, Digby, Gaius Publius, Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler & Stuart Zechman.

Listen live or later http://www.blogtalkradio.com/virtuallyspeaking/2013/09/30/dave-johnson-dave-waldman-virtually-speaking-sundays

Virtually Speaking Sundays: Girls Gone Wild! 6p PT/9p ET

Virtually Speaking Sundays: Girls Gone Wild! 6p PT/9p ET

Political & social commentators digby and Susie Madrak, offer a counter point to the Sunday morning talk shows. They compare notes from their observations, investigations and considerations of the past week. Culture of Truth satirizes the Sunday Morning talk shows. Sherry Reson moderates.

Chuck Todd – the relationship between gov’t and media

Grand bargain rising: Defunding Food stamp, Obamacare

Dept Ceiling Trainwreck

Guns as Acts of God

Follow @digby56 @SusieMadrak @Sherry_Reson @Bobblespeak

Listen Live or Later: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/virtuallyspeaking/2013/09/23/digby-susie-madrak-virtually-speaking-sundays

Virtually Speaking 9ET / 6PT – Me, Gaius Publius, Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd

6p PT/9p ET – Listen live or later: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/virtuallyspeaking/2013/09/06/gaius-publius-dave-johnson-stuart-zechman-w-jay-ackroyd

Who are ‘we the people’? How might clear majorities of people prevail given that all the electeds (mostly) are against us? Dave Johnson, Gaius Publius, Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd consider the political environment often described as left, right, center and the inverse relationship between the views of the people with power and the general populace.

For example, large majorities in both Republican-supporting voters and Dem-supporting voters favor No Cuts to Education, Medicare and Social Security.

How do we bring this popular coalition together in a way that wins? What are our best strategies for doing that?

Virtually Speaking Sundays: Marcy Wheeler & Dave Waldman

Do you know about Virtually Speaking?

Tonite (Sunday) at 6p PT / 9pm ET you can listen to Marcy Wheeler and Dave Waldman discuss current events with Jay Ackroyd. Plus satire from Culture of Truth. Syria? Gunfail?

Follow @emptywheel @kagroX @jayackroyd @bobblespeak

Listen live or later: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/virtuallyspeaking/2013/09/02/marcy-wheeler-dave-waldman-virtually-speaking-sundays

You can get all virtually speaking podcasts for iTune at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/virtually-speaking-blog-talk/id305728848

Virtually Speaking Tonite (And You Can Listen Later)

The GREAT DAVE JOHNSON & GAIUS PUBLIUS • VS SUNDAYS 9ET 6PT

Political & social commentators Dave Johnson & Gaius Publius compare notes from their observations, investigations and considerations of the past week. Jay Ackroyd moderates.

Listen live and later: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/virtuallyspeaking/2013/08/19/dave-johnson-gaius-publius-virtually-speaking-sundays

Content details & background here.

Virtually Speaking Tonite at 9ET/6PT

I’ll be on Virtually Speaking at 6PT with Americablog’s Gaius Publius talking about a number of things. Gaius has a great writeup over at Americablog: Programming note: Gaius & Dave Johnson on Virtually Speaking Sundays tonight

6p PT/9p ET Listen live or later:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/virtuallyspeaking/2013/07/29/dave-johnson-gaius-publius-virtually-speaking-sundays

Details:

Time: 9pm ET tonight (Sunday)
Who: Dave Johnson, Jay Ackroyd, myself; satire by Culture of Truth
Where: Virtually Speaking at Blog Talk Radio

6 Unbelievable Ways the Big Banks Are Scamming You

I wrote this for AlterNet:

6 Unbelievable Ways the Big Banks Are Scamming You

Five years since the crash, the big banks continue to screw over their customers.

It is going on five years since the financial crash and three years since President Obama signed the meager Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and the big banks are still scamming and conning and ripping off their customers. What a huge surprise.

After the financial crash, we heard about a laundry list of abuses and frauds that ranged from small things, like hidden fees, to pushing minorities into subprime loans and then switching them into more expensive mortgages at signing time, to huge things like selling trillions of dollars in complicated CDO schemes and making bets on derivatives of derivatives without having the reserves to pay off what they owed when the bets went bad.

Of course, no one at the top was prosecuted and the banks were allowed to settle a host of charges (which meant that their shareholders, not the executives who made the decisions, paid the fines). The bad behavior gave these giants a competitive advantage, driving out what good companies there were. So the costly and destructive bad behavior, schemes, cons and scams continue.

1. Falsifying Paperwork, Blitzing, Lying About Payments to Force Homeowners Into Foreclosure

Read the rest at AlterNet

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Im Hosting Lori Wallach At FDL Book Salon Today At 5ET / 2PT

I am hosting Lori Wallach for a discussion of her book, The Rise and Fall of Fast Track Trade Authority. Here is the preview with publisher’s book notes: FDL Book Salon: The Rise and Fall of Fast Track Trade Authority

It doesn’t go live until 5 so I can’t post a link to the conversation itself. Be at Firedoglake.com at 5:00pm Eastern to participate. If you want to ask a question, stop by a few minutes early and Register at the Log On and FDL will email you password to you.

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You Should Listen

I did a Virtually Speaking episode a couple of weeks ago with Stuart Zechman that I think is worth listening to. We got into the Trans-Pacific Partnership, how Apple and other countries use tax havens to evade ever paying taxes, corporate power, and a few things… People have been telling me that it is a very good hour.

Listen to internet radio with Jay Ackroyd on BlogTalkRadio

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