The John Batchelor Show

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Monday 18 February 2013

Tapestry, above: Cyrus II of Persia (Old Persian:  Kūruš; New Persian: کوروش بزرگ  c. 600 BC or 576 BC–530 BC), commonly known as Cyrus the Great, also known as Cyrus the Elder, was the founder of the Achaemenid Empire. Under his rule, the empire embraced all the previous civilized states of the...

Sunday 17 February 2013

Photo, above:  Sir Roger Penrose with Zometool.  See Hour 2, Blocks A through D:  Cycles of Time: An Extraordinary New View of the Universe by Roger Penrose; JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Hour One Sunday  17 Feb 2013 / Hour 1, Block A: A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing by...

Saturday 16 February 2013

  Photo, above: Antarctic ice cave - this is the accurate blue. JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Hour One Saturday  16 Feb 2013 2013 / Hour 1, Block A: Arctic Mission: 90 North by Airship and Submarine by William F. Althoff (Nov 1, 2011); 1 of 2 Saturday 16 Feb 2013 2013 / Hour 1, Block B:  Arctic Mission: 90...

Friday 15 February 2013

Photo, above:  Ozymandias     I met a traveller from an antique land
 Who said: 'Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
 Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
 Tell that its sculptor well those...

Thursday 14 February 2013

Photo, above:  Chestnut Hill Quaker Meeting House, Police Suspect Union Thugs Behind Philly Arson  See: Hour 1, Block D:  Jillian Kay Melchior JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Co-host: Edward Hayes, Esq. Hour One Thursday  14 Feb 2013 / Hour 1, Block A: David M Drucker, Roll Call, in re:  Sen Hagel's "delay" (...

Wednesday 13 February 2013

Photo, above:  World's tallest building, coming to Khazar Island in Baku, Azerbaijan; see: Hour 2, Block C:  Peter Savodnik, “Azerbaijan Is Rich. Now It Wants to Be Famous.”  JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Hour One Wednesday  13 Feb 2013 / Hour 1, Block A: Stephen Yates, Chief Executive Officer, D.C....

Tuesday 12 February 2013

Photo, above:  Help name two of Pluto’s five moons!  See: Robert Zimmerman, behindtheblack.com, Hour 4, Block C JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Hour One State of the Union speech Tuesday  12 Feb 2013 / Hour 1, Block A:   John Batchelor in re: SOTU. Tuesday  12 Feb 2013 / Hour 1, Block B:   John Batchelor in...

Monday 11 February 2013

Photo, above:  North Korea has allegedly been placed under martial law and its ruler Kim Jong-un has ordered the army to “prepare for war”, a South Korean daily claims. The North Korean leader issued a series of orders to his top defense and security officials on Saturday to conclude preparations...

Sunday 10 February 2013

[Photo, above: Northrop, Henry Davenport Charming Bible Stories (Philadelphia, PA: J.H. Moore Company, 1893)] JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Hour One Sunday 11 Feb 2013 / Hour 1, Block A: Cain's Legacy: Liberating Siblings from a Lifetime of Rage, Shame, Secrecy, and Regret by Jeanne Safer Ph.D.; 1 of 2...

Saturday 9 February 2013

Photo, above: The Battle of Dien Bien Phu was fought from March 13 to May 7, 1954, and was the decisive engagement of the First Indochina War (1946-1954), the precursor to the Vietnam War. See: Hour Two, below, Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam by Fredrik...

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