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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...

Tuesday 21 October 2014

Photo, above:  Sweden’s Submarine Hunt Is an Ominous Sign of Growing Tension Between Russia and Northern Europe Over the weekend, Sweden launched an Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) operation for the first time since the Cold War. Although the government prefers to call it, euphemistically, an...

Monday 20 October 2014

Photo, above:  JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Co-host: Thaddeus McCotter, WJR, The Great Voice of the Great Lakes. Hour One Monday  20 October  2014  / Hour 1, Block A: Thomas Joscelyn, Long War Journal senior editor, & Bill Roggio, Long War Journal and FDD, in re:   (1 of 2): ISIS and Ramadi; capital of...

Sunday 19 October 2014

Photo, above: "Nighttime as our ancestors knew it is under fire." Photograph: Eastern Skies; Sunkhaze Meadows, Benton, Maine.  See Hour 2, Blocks C & D, The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light, by Paul Bogard JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Hour One Sunday 19 October...

Saturday 18 October 2014

Photo, above: Stained-glass windows commemorating a soldier fallen in World War I, in St. Andrew’s Uniting Church in Brisbane, Australia. See Hour 2, The Great and Holy War: How World War I Became a Religious Crusade, by Philip Jenkins JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Hour One Saturday 18 October  2014 / Hour...

Friday 17 October 2014

Photo, above: 'Banzai Babe Ruth' tracks surprising tour of Japan   In 1944, from their foxholes on Cape Gloucester in the South Pacific, U.S. Marines fighting Japanese forces heard an unusual war cry from their enemies: "To hell with Babe Ruth!" Almost 10 years had passed since 500,000 Japanese had...

Thursday 16 October 2014

Chart, above: The eurozone crisis (often referred to as the euro crisis or the sovereign debt crisis) is an ongoing crisis that has been affecting the countries of the eurozone since early 2009, when a group of 10 central and eastern European banks asked for a bailout. At the time, the European...

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Image, above: The non-profit company MarsOne plans to establish the first human settlement on Mars by 2025. Pictured is an artist's rendering of a series of habitats. Solar panels (in the foreground), would supply the colony's electricity, while a system to extract water from the soil (in the...

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