Schedules

Thursday 9 October 2014

Photo, above: Balochistan conflict, Iran and Pakistan with troops at their borders. See Hour 3, Block D, Arif Rafiq, Middle East Institute. Photo by grace of The Nation of Pakistan (nation.com.pk) with thanks.     JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Co-host: Mary Kissel, Wall Street Journal editorial board &...

Wednesday 8 October 2014

Photo, above: Khotan is an oasis city in East Turkestan (Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China). These are Uyghur children at Sunday market. See Hour 2, Block B, Elliot Sperling, Department of Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University Bloomington. JOHN BATCHELOR...

Tuesday 7 October 2014

Photo, above:  The January 2010 failure of a generator aboard HMAS Farncomb was just the latest in a long history of problems faced by its fleet of 6 Collins Class diesel-electric submarines – which have sometimes been reduced to just 1 operational vessel. That readiness issue presents an immediate...

Monday 6 October 2014

Photo, above: Hong Kong demonstrations for democracy: Chinese troops destroyed the statue Goddess of Democracy in Tiananmen Square in 1989. The regime sedulously censors information about those events. This memorial statue was recreated by Thomas Marsh.  JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW. Co-hosts: Thaddeus...

Sunday 5 October 2014

Photo, above: Cato and Republican Liberty  This image comes from the 1713 first edition of Joseph Addison's play Cato. A Tragedy, which was highly influential in the decades leading up to the American Revolution with its story of the courageous Cato the Younger defying Julius Caesar and choosing...

Saturday 4 October 2014

Photo, above:  Generalized geological map of Mars.  See Hour 4, Blocks A & B, Turning Dust to Gold: Building a Future on the Moon and Mars (Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration) by Haym Benaroya JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Hour One Saturday 4 October  2014 / Hour 1, Block A: The Last Viking: The...

Friday 3 October 2014

Photo, above:  see Hour 4, Citizen Canine: Our Evolving Relationship with Cats and Dogs by David Grimm JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Hour One Friday  3 October  2014 / Hour 1, Block A: Jim McTague, Barron's Washington, in re: Jittery markets await US jobs growth data  September jobs growth is expected to be...

Thursday 2 October 2014

Photo, above: Geep-sea hydrothermal vents.  See Hour 4, Block D,  Sid Perkins, Science magazine, plumes of methane bubbles found along the East Coast  JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Hour One Thursday  2 October  2014 / Hour 1, Block A: Francis Rose, Federal News Radio.  Larry Johnson, NoQuarter; in re: Is...

Wednesday 1 October 2014

Photo, above: Rosetta is a robotic space probe built and launched by the European Space Agency to perform a detailed study of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.  On 6 August 2014 it approached the comet to a distance of about 100 km (62 mi) and reduced its relative velocity to 1 m/s (3.3 ft/s), thus...

Tuesday 30 September 2014

Photo, above:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who on Saturday night was a rock star in Madison Square Garden, filled to overflowing with enthusiastic Indian Americans; no ticket available for love nor money.   Slate: Mad About Modi
 Why the controversial Indian prime minister drew 19,000 cheering...

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