The John Batchelor Show

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Sunday 24 March 2013

  Photo, above:  President Hoover escorting his successor, Franklin D. Roosevelt, to the Capitol in 1933. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. The Federal National Mortgage Association, commonly known as Fannie Mae, was founded in 1938 during the Great Depression as part of the New Deal. It is a...

Saturday 23 March 2013

Photo, above: Five members of the People's Will were condemned for assassinating Tsar Alexander II and were executed April 1881.  See Max Boot's "Invisible Armies." JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Hour One Saturday  23 March   2013 / Hour 1, Block A: The Myth of Martyrdom: What Really Drives Suicide Bombers,...

Friday 22 March 2013

Map, above:   The Eurasian Union is said to be the brainchild of Vladimir Putin in the wake of his third term as the President of Russia. If realised, it would comprise a number of states which were part of the former Soviet Union: Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan. According...

Thursday 21 March 2013

Photo, above:  Pres Obama visits Israel; the  first sight he's taken to see on his tour, moments after he sets foot on the tarmac, is an Iron Dome battery. JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Hour One Co-hosts: Mary Kissel, Wall Street Journal editorial board; Edward Hayes, criminal defense attorney par...

Wednesday 20 March 2013

  JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Co-hosts: Gordon Chang, Forbes.com, and David Livingston, The Space Show Hour One Wednesday  13 March 2013 / Hour 1, Block A: Walter Lohman, Director of Asian Studies Center at the Heritage Foundation, on North Korea and missile defense. Wednesday  13 March 2013 / Hour 1,...

Tuesday 19 March 2012

Photo, above:  In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, a Syrian victim who suffered an alleged chemical attack at Khan al-Assal village according to SANA, receives treatment by doctors, at a hospital in Aleppo, Syria, Tuesday March 19 (photo credit: AP/SANA)  There is no...

Monday 18 March 2013

Photo, above: "The lights were dimmed and the doors were locked. But inside a branch of Laiki Bank, one of Cyprus’s two dominant banks, a few silhouettes glided about Monday, filling cash machines to calm a wave of anxiety that has washed over this tiny island since European leaders took the...

Sunday 17 March 1013

  Photo: To promote the NRA, the government appealed to the nation's sense of patriotism. A blue eagle was designed as the symbol of the NRA, and the government used mass meetings and huge parades to promote the program. In San Francisco, 8,000 schoolchildren formed a giant representation of the...

Saturday 16 March 2013

  Photo: Calvin Coolidge and Native Americans at the White House. JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW   Coolidge by Amity Shlaes   The First Frontier: The Forgotten History of Struggle, Savagery, and Endurance in Early America by Scott Weidensaul Hour One Saturday  16 March 2013 / Hour 1, Block A  Roger Williams...

Friday 15 March 2013

  Photo: Reading, Vermont: See Third Hour: Wall Street $100 Million Man Makes Vermont Downton Abbey  By Max Abelson Andrew J. Hall, the former Citigroup (C) Inc. oil trader whose pay package of about $100 million ensnared him in the fight over compensation at bailed- out banks in 2009, is selling...

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