Schedules

Monday 8 September 2014

Photo, above: Amman, the capital of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.  Kind, generous, hospitable Jordan is immediately next in the sights of ISIS. In the 13th century BC, Amman was called Rabbath Ammon by the Ammonites. It was later conquered by the Assyrians, followed by the Persians, and then the...

Sunday 7 September 2014

Photo, above: Raila and Ida Odinga.  Raila Amolo Odinga (born 7 January 1945), also popularly known to his supporters as Agwambo (meaning the "Mysterious One"), Tinga and Baba, is a Luo Kenyan politician who was Prime Minister of Kenya, leading to a coalition government, from 2008 to 2013. He was...

Saturday 6 September 2014

Photo, above: Ðông-Khánh, Khải Định and the boy Bao Dai, by courtesy of and with thanks to indochinamedals.com .  The last Emperor of Viet-Nam was born Prince Nguyen Phuoc Vinh Thuy in the Imperial Capital of Hué, An-Nam on October 22, 1913, to the Emperor Khai Din. On March 10, 1922, Khai Din...

Friday 5 September 2014

Graphic, above: A new version of You Are Here. The blue dot in the center is where you're reading this.  Laniakea is the galaxy supercluster that's home to the Milky Way, the Solar System and Earth. It was defined in September 2014, when a group of astronomers led by R. Brent Tully of the...

Thursday 4 September 2014

Photo, above: The Celtic Manor golf course in Cardiff where, by amazing happenstance, Pres Obama was invited for a NATO summit.  Here, the Twenty Ten course, where the Ryder Cup will be staged. JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Co-host: Malcolm Hoenlein, Conference of Presidents. Hour One Thursday  4 September...

Wednesday 3 September 2014

Photo, above: UKIP party leader Nigel Farage celebrates his local election results with a pint of beer.  See two segments, 11:30 to midnight, below.  JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Co-host:  Gordon Chang, Forbes.com. Hour One Wednesday  3 September 2014 / Hour 1, Block A: Harry Kazianis, managing editor,...

Tuesday 2 September 2014

Photo, above:  Mauritius Island.  " In the 2014 edition of the Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom, the U.S. ranked 12th, behind Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Switzerland, New Zealand, Canada, Chile, Mauritius, Ireland, Denmark, and Estonia. One of the things that are remarkable...

Monday 1 September 2014

Cartoon, above: 1939 Chicago Tribune. JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Hour One Monday  3 February 2014  / Hour 1, Block A:  American Phoenix: The Remarkable Story of William Skinner, a Man Who Turned Disaster into Destiny by Sarah S. Kilborne (1 of 4) Monday  3 February 2014  / Hour 1, Block B: American...

Sunday 31 August 2014

Gouache, above: Rithika Merchant | Doctrine of Signatures, 2013 | 65 x 45 cms | Gouache and Ink on Paper.  See: The elegant art of Rithika Merchant at rithikamerchant.com. For the late Medieval viewer, the natural world was vibrant with images of the Deity: 'as above, so below,' a Hermetic...

Saturday 30 August 2014

Map, above:  1493  atlas - Hartmann Schedels Worldchronic JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Hour One Saturday 30 August 2014 / Hour 1, Block A: 1493: New Revelations of the Americas before Columbus, by Charles C Mann (1 of 4) Saturday 30 August 2014 / Hour 1, Block B: 1493: New Revelations of the Americas...

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