The John Batchelor Show

Schedules

Thursday 28 November 2013

Photo, above: Benjamin West's painting (in 1771) of William Penn's 1682 treaty with the Lenape. See Hour 2,  Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul: Church, State, and the Birth of Liberty by John M Barry JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Hour One Thursday  28 November  2013 / Hour 1, Block A:   A...

Wednesday 27 November 2013

Photo, above: Coolidge homestead in Plymouth Notch, Vermont.  See Hour 3, Block B,  Abigail Millard, Coolidge Foundation prizewinner JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Hour One Wednesday  27 November  2013  / Hour 1, Block A: Scott Harold, Associate Political Scientist at the RAND Corporation based in Hong Kong...

Tuesday 26 November 2013

Photo, above:  650 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan: seat of the criminal empire built by the Alavi Foundation, the Supreme Leader's money-laundering op in the US from which funds flowed into the Iranian nuclear program. The U.S. government is set to seize a Manhattan skyscraper that prosecutors say is...

Monday 25 November 2013

Iran declares victory.  Photo above: Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a speech to members of the paramilitary Basij force in Tehran, Iran.  Office of the Supreme Leader/AP "This interim agreement is badly skewed from America’s perspective.  Iran retains its full capacity to...

Sunday 24 November 2013

Photo, above: Chevrolet 1957 JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Hour One Sunday 24 November  2013 / Hour 1, Block A: Assassins of the Turquoise Palace by Roya Hakakian (1 of 2) Sunday 24 November  2013 / Hour 1, Block B: Assassins of the Turquoise Palace by Roya Hakakian (2 of 2) Sunday 24 November  2013 / Hour...

Saturday 23 November 2013

Photos, above:    The uniqueness of the ecosystem is the most interesting ecological aspect of the páramos in Ecuador. An estimated 60% of all flora is endemic to the biome (not to be found anywhere else in the world). Tall tussock grasslands in between which grow spectacular plant formations like...

Friday 22 November 2013

Photo, above:  ATV off track – gamer's image; see Hour 2, Block B, Sarah Maslin Nir, NYT, on For New York City’s Dirt Bikers, There's No Place to Ride  JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Hour One Friday  22 November  2013 / Hour 1, Block A: Ben Protess, NYT, in re: U.S. Investigates Currency Trades by Major Banks...

Thursday 21 November 2013

Photo, above:  Lake Baikal in Winter.  See Hour 4, Block C,  Nicholas Wade, on a 24,000-year-old skull with some mitochondrial DNA found also in today's Native Americans; suggests people with brown hair, brown eyes and freckles.   Baikal is considered sufficiently frozen by locals when the ice is...

Wednesday 20 November 2013

Photo, above:  . . . But this week, after weeks of inquiries by The Times about photos it received, the State Department released a trove of photographs showing buildings and vehicles ablaze during the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack that . . . [more]   Judicial Watch was incredulous over the...

Tuesday 19 November 2013

Photo, above: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; 
November 19, 1863 
 Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. 

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether...

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