Schedules

February 21, 2016

JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW  Hour OneSaturday 21 February 2016 / Hour 1, Block A: First SEALS, by Patrick O'Donnell (1 of 4)Saturday 21 February 2016 / Hour 1, Block B: First SEALS, by Patrick O'Donnell (2 of 4)Saturday 21 February 2016 / Hour 1, Block C: First SEALS, by Patrick O'Donnell (3 of 4)Saturday...

February 20, 2016

Photo, left:  JB: “Mao lay drooling and dying,” caught  in this final photo, with Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.  During this last meeting, Mao agreed to transfer 50 kg of uranium to Pakistan — an act that allowed Pakistan to develop its first nuclear weapons in the 1980s and led to the indescribably...

February 19, 2016

Photo, left:  IRS loses its mind. Randy Sowers, a dairy farmer in Maryland, is trying to get back the full $63,000 that he says was wrongly seized by the IRS four years ago. The feds pretended that bank deposits by a small dairy looked suspiciously like secretive accumulations of a global...

February 18, 2016

Photo, left: A cluster bomb ejects explosive bomblets that are designed to kill personnel and destroy vehicles. Other cluster munitions are designed to destroy runways or electric power transmission lines, disperse chemical or biological weapons, or to scatter land mines.  Massive exterminations in...

February 17, 2016

Photo, left:  The HQ-9 (Chinese: 红旗;旗; "red flag" or "red banner") is China’s new generation medium- to long-range, active radar homing surface-to-air missile. Unlike the PESA radars of the US MIM-104 Patriot/Russian S-300/S-400 systems, the HQ-9 uses a state-of-the-art AESA radar. The naval HQ-9...

February 16, 2016

Photo, left: In far northwestern Russia is an ancient land named Karelia.  Therein is Lake Onega, along which are constructed many wooden churches from the Seventeenth Century and later, all from wood and all with elegant joinery so that not one nail is used. The Church of the Transfiguration (q.v...

February 15, 2016

Painting, left:  The Washington Family by Edward Savage (1789-96). Savage painted this near-life-size group portrait from sketches he made at the Osgood House in December 1789 and January 1790.The Samuel Osgood House (demolished), also known as the Walter Franklin House, was a mansion at the...

February 13, 2016

Photo, left:  The Battle of Alexander at Issus (German: Alexanderschlacht) is a 1529 oil painting by the German artist Albrecht Altdorfer (c. 1480–1538), a pioneer of landscape art and a founding member of the Danube school. It portrays the 333 BC Battle of Issus, in which Alexander the Great...

February 12, 2016

Photo, left:   JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW  Hour OneFriday  12 February 2016 / Hour 1, Block A: Jim McTague, Barron’s, in re:  Stocks Rise as Oil Prices, Banks Rally The rally in recently battered commodities and banking shares lifted U.S. and European stocks on Friday, even as Japan’s main index fell to...

February 11, 2016

Photo, left:   JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW  Hour OneThursday  11 February 2016 / Hour 1, Block A: Mona Charen, NRO, in re: . . . this president has unilaterally changed legislation in a number of matters; also tried to rewrite EPA envtl legislation (just stopped by Supreme Court)  and immigration...

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