Friday 7 December 2012

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Photo, above: Gen Philip Sheridan, in his camp chair during a campaign

JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW

Egyptian army tanks secure the perimeter of the presidential palace while protesters gather chanting anti president Mohammed Morsi slogans, in Cairo, Egypt, on Friday, December 7. (photo credit: AP/Nasser Nasser)

Friday 905P Eastern Time: .Jim McTague, Barron's Washington, in re: jobs numbers, 7.7% unemployment, plus 146,000 jobs; what does it mean for 2013?

Friday 920P Eastern Time:  .Eric Trager. Washington Institute, in re:  Morsi, the confrontation in Cairo, the protesters, the options

Friday 935P Eastern Time: . Lou Ann Hammond, DrivingtheNation.com, in re:  Apple in GM, Microsoft in Ford - what about the other car companies and mobile devices running the infotainment systems?

Friday 950P Eastern Time:  . Brian Chen, NYT, in re:  Uber vs. taxi commission, a new way to hail a cab, and why it challenges limo companies and regulators.  See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uber_(company)

Friday 1005P (705P Pacific Time):  . David M Drucker, Roll Call, in re:  on the jobs number, the fiscal cliff, and who'll take Jim DeMint’s Tea Party chair in the US Senate?  Does the Tea Party have a vote in the fiscal cliff?

Friday 1020P (720P Pacific Time):  . Annie Lowery, NYT, in re: Fiscal cliff and philanthropy,  and the worries of charities about deductions

Friday 1035P (735P Pacific Time):  .Robert Zimmerman, behindtheblack.com,  in re: Webb Telescope eats NASA; NASA mission adrift, private space, and private travel to the moon?

Friday 1050P (750P Pacific Time):  .Gordon Chang, Forbes.com, in re: China vs Vietnam in the South China Sea.

It was only a few days earlier, meanwhile, that the Confederate cavalry general J. E. B. Stuart was mortally wounded at the Battle of Yellow Tavern, dying soon after in the capital. One of Stuart’s officers, Colonel Henry Clay Pate, was killed in the same fight, and the Examiner has a story to tell on that subject:

Friday 1105P (805P Pacific Time): . Terrible Swift Sword: The Life of General Philip H. Sheridan by Joseph Wheelan; 1 of 4

Kirkus Reviews, 7/1/12

“Battle by battle, Wheelan charts the swift rise of the relentlessly aggressive Sheridan. Modest, energetic and brave, Sheridan was an innovator, using mounted troops both as an independent strike force and in support of infantry operations…A sympathetic portrait of “Grant’s most dependable troubleshooter.”

Friday 1120P (820P Pacific Time): . Terrible Swift Sword: The Life of General Philip H. Sheridan by Joseph Wheelan; 2 of 4.Wall Street Journal, 9/8/12“Joseph Wheelan has delivered an exciting and crisply written biography that, especially in his accounts of battles, fairly gallops across the page in the company of a personality who seemed to his own contemporaries like a god of war incarnated in the body of a pint-size Irish immigrant.”

Friday 1135P (835P Pacific Time): . Terrible Swift Sword: The Life of General Philip H. Sheridan by Joseph Wheelan; 3 of 4.Civil War Times, December 2012“Of all the great generals of the Civil War, Philip H. Sheridan remains the most obscure, which makes Joseph Wheelan’s new Terrible Swift Sword essential reading…Wheelan’s depictions of Sheridan’s many battles…are models of lucidity. This is a worthy testament to the man.

Friday 1150P (850P Pacific Time):  . Terrible Swift Sword: The Life of General Philip H. Sheridan by Joseph Wheelan; 4 of 4.

Joseph Wheelan, a former reporter and editor for The Associated Press, has written five books, including Jefferson’s War and Invading Mexico. He lives in Cary, North Carolina.

Friday/Sat 1205A (905 Pacific Time):  . Frank Bass, in re:  Liberal, Kansas, and immigration and what it means for the Red State of Kansas (growth and jobs). The highest per-capita foreign-born population in the US is in Liberal, Kansas. 

Friday/Sat  1220A (920 Pacific Time): . Chris Gadomski, Bloomberg, in re: earthquake in Japan.

Friday/Sat  1235A (935P Pacific Time):  Louise Story, NYT, in re: Texas and Michigan tax subsidies for major business: doesn’t much work for locals; 1 of 2

Friday/Sat  1250A  (950P Pacific Time): Exeunt. Louise Story, NYT, in re: Texas and Michigan tax subsidies for major business: doesn’t much work for locals; 2 of 2 http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/04/us/when-hollywood-comes-to-town.html..  ..  ..

Music (using New York City broadcast times)  

INSIDE THE 30,000-square-foot Studio E at Raleigh-Michigan Studios in Pontiac are IBEW Local 58 electricians (l-r) apprentice Dujuan Ligonis, foreman Jason Head and journeyman Thomas Campbell, working for Maryland Electric. Above them is a wooden grid that allows a non-conductive surface from which to move wires and hang props. Covering the concrete walls are sections of sound-deadening insulation.

9:00 hour:  Throne of Kings

10:00 hour:  Avatar

11:00 hour:  Civil War by Ken Burns.  

midnight hour:  Eastern Promises