Schedules

Friday 31 October 2014

Photo, above:  JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Hour One Friday  31 October 2014 / Hour 1, Block A: Robert Zimmerman, behindtheblack.com, in re: SpaceShipTwo crashes during test flight  During a powered flight test today SpaceShipTwo suffered an explosion, destroying the ship.  It's reported that the problem...

Thursday 30 October

Photo, above: Yazidi girl rests after fleeing ISIS. A Yazidi population of 10,000 is stranded atop a mountain in Iraq, under siege by ISIS. Worse:  Thousands of women and girls are being held in nearby villages as sex slaves to ISIS; the youngest child is nine years old or less. One woman with a...

Wednesday 29 October 2014

Photo, above: New Yorkers rally at Union Square in support of the Hong Kong "Occupy Central" demonstrations for democracy. JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Co-hosts: Gordon Chang, Forbes.com & Dr. David M. Livingston, The Space Show  Hour One Wednesday  29 October  2014 / Hour 1, Block A: Arthur Waldron,...

Tuesday 28 October 2014

Photo, above:  See Hour 1, Block C: Edward Lazear, Hoover & Stanford B School, Government Forecasters Might as Well Use a Ouija Board JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Co-host: Larry Kudlow, CNBC senior advisor; & Cumulus Media radio Hour One Tuesday  28 October  2014 / Hour 1, Block A: Sudeep Reddy, WSJ...

Monday 27 October 2014

Photo, above: Tarek al-Tayeb Mohamed Bouazizi (Arabic: محمد البوعزيزي ‎; 29 March 1984 – 4 January 2011) was a Tunisian street vendor who set himself on fire on 17 December 2010, in protest of the confiscation of his wares and the harassment and humiliation that he reported was inflicted on him by...

Sunday 26 October 2014

Photo, above: The Sack of Rome occurred on August 24, 410. The city was attacked by the Visigoths, led by Alaric I. At that time, Rome was no longer the capital of the Western Roman Empire, having been replaced in this position by Ravenna in 402. Nevertheless, the city of Rome retained a paramount...

Saturday 25 October 2014

  Photo, above: The 1911 Gräf & Stift Double Phaeton automobile of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, in which he and his wife were assasinated; in the Heeresgeschichtliches Museum in Vienna. Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie were invited to watch Bosnian Serbian troops on maneuvers scheduled...

Friday 24 October 2014

Photo, above: When Tendulkar broke free in the Headingley gloom Sachin Tendulkar belongs as much to the Bombay school of batting as he does not. Now whether the Bombay school of batting a myth or a reality is anyone's guess, but we all grew up on narratives about how Bombay batsmen rarely bothered...

Thursday 23 October 2014

Photo, above:  First ebola case in New York City: the mayor and governor hold a press conference (starting 49 minutes late) at Bellevue Hospital, where the patient is in quarantine.   JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Co-hosts:  Mary Kissel, Wall Street Journal editorial board & host of OpinionJournal.com...

Wednesday 22 October 2014

Two teen activists gunned down in Libya   Photo, courtesy of AFP (with thanks): This file photo shows Libyan activist Tawfik Bensaud (C) attending a gathering in the Eastern town of Al-Bayda. Tawfik was killed, along with a friend, late September 19, by unknown gunmen as they were driving home in...

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