Friday 24 May 2013
Photo, above: The photographer Edward Curtis started off his career at the tail end of the Nineteenth Century, making portraits of Seattle's richest citizens. A preoccupation with Native Americans and a chance encounter on a mountaintop triggered an idea: Curtis decided to chronicle the experience of the vanishing tribes — all of them. It was an amazingly ambitious project that would define Curtis, his work and his legacy. See: Hour 4, Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis, by Timothy Egan
JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW
Friday 24 May 2013 / Hour 1, Block A: David M Drucker, Washington Examiner Sr Congressional correspondent, in re: House committee wants to hear from anyone targeted by the IRS Claims of political targeting by the Internal Revenue Service are flooding into the House Ways and Means Committee, bolstered by evidence that includes secretly recorded conversations with IRS officials. Ways and Means has created a website inviting Americans who believe they were targeted to share their stories, and among the information being forwarded to committee investigators are surreptitious recordings of interviews with the IRS. The recordings and other evidence are coming from conservatives who believe they were subjected to tax audits because of their political activism, or from members of conservative groups who believe their organizations' requests for tax-exempt status was subjected to extra scrutiny.
Friday 24 May 2013 / Hour 1, Block B: Mark Schroeder Stratfor.com, in re: Tuareg separatists clashed with local gunmen in northern Mail on May 17-18, Reuters reported. It is not clear exactly which groups were involved, but the Tuareg group National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad said Islamist militants attacked its forces in Anefis on May 17 and fighting continued to the next morning. Two Tuaregs and at least seven Islamist fighters have been reported killed so far. The fighting comes only two days after international donors pledged $4.2 billion in aid to Mali to give Bamako resources to expand its control over northern Mali.
Friday 24 May 2013 / Hour 1, Block C: . Henry I Miller, M.D., Hoover & Forbes.com, in re: In May of last year, the New York Times did something extraordinary: On the front page, the paper not only ran a photo of a Massachusetts woman in flagrante delicto committing multiple federal and state felonies and civil torts, but also identified her and the scene of the crime. You would think an ensuing investigation and prosecution would be a slam-dunk, but federal regulators and law enforcement officials have been nowhere to be found. The crimes? This woman and other activists were defacing food labels to “warn” consumers about alleged dangers of genetically modified foods.
Friday 24 May 2013 / Hour 1, Block D: Michael Cieply NYT, in re: Bold Growth Plans at Hollywood Studios Given the more generous subsidies offered in other states and countries, major studios including NBCUniversal, Paramount and Disney all have large-scale, long-term expansion plans.
Friday 24 May 2013 / Hour 2, Block A: . Michael Vlahos, Naval War College, in re: In a wide-ranging speech at the National Defense University, in Washington D.C., today, President Obama launched a spirited defense of his ... Amid heckling, Obama defends drone strikes, vows to close Guantanamo
Friday 24 May 2013 / Hour 2, Block B: Michael Vlahos, Naval War College, in re: Obama defends US drone program, renews push to close ... President Obama spoke in unprecedented detail Thursday about the U.S. drone program, as he adamantly defended the controversial strikes ... Mark Mazzetti on Obama's Speech on Drone Policy - NYTimes.com
Friday 24 May 2013 / Hour 2, Block C: Guy Milliere, Gatestone Institute, in re: An atmosphere of insurgency hangs over France. Month after month, demonstrations against the legalization of gay marriage bring together hundreds of thousands of people, and mobilization is not weakening. Members of the government are harassed by disgruntled crowds during each trip they make. Bankrupt factories are stormed by angry workers who sometimes occupy the streets to erect barricades made of burning tires. Leftist groups hold rallies and accuse the government of not being radical enough. Rightist groups hold other rallies and suggest that French civilization is threatened and must fight back. Rabid feminists attack Catholics by stripping naked in public and shouting obscene slogans in churches and cathedrals.
Friday 24 May 2013 / Hour 2, Block D: Ken Croswell, Science and Scientific American, the continents and oceans of Titan, the Rings of Saturn. ScienceShot: Easy Hiking, and Biking, on Titan First global topographic map of Saturn's big moon shows a subdued landscape. Saturn Is Shaking Its Rings: (Scientific American)
Friday 24 May 2013 / Hour 3, Block A: Salena Zito, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, in re: Democrats defend IRS official's Constitutional rights to stay mum The Hill (Key Democrats say Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner didn't give up her Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination by giving ... Lanny Davis: If White House involved, IRS scandal threatens Democrats' election chances. Democrats call for controls on tax-exempt groups at IRS hearing
Friday 24 May 2013 / Hour 3, Block B: . Sheilah Kolhatkar, Bloomberg, in re: The Nightmare for SAC's Steven Cohen Won't End Any Time Soon:; Facing Subpoenas, SAC Capital Ends Full Cooperation. Judge approves SAC Capital's Big Settlement, with a condition. SAC Capital's Steven Cohen Had a Profitable 2012. Michael Steinberg, Where Does the SAC Trail Lead? Judge Tables SAC Settlement, and Steven A. Cohen Goes Shopping. Clarifying SAC Capital's Civil Settlement. SAC Agrees to $600 Million Settlement. Stay or Go? SAC Investors Get Three More Months to Decide.
Friday 24 May 2013 / Hour 3, Block C: . Richard Tofel, Propublica, in re: (@dicktofel). ProPublica Investigates the IRS/Tea Party Scandal — And What ... The same IRS office that deliberately targeted conservative groups .... Richard Tofel, said, “ProPublica believes that the information we are ...
Friday 24 May 2013 / Hour 3, Block D: Carl Zimmer, NYT, in re: From Fearsome Predator to Man’s Best Friend Scientists are zeroing in on some of the genes that were crucial to the rewiring of canine brains in the transition from wolves to domesticated dog.
Friday 24 May 2013 / Hour 4, Block A: Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis by Timothy Egan (1 of 4)
Friday 24 May 2013 / Hour 4, Block B: Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis by Timothy Egan (2 of 4)
Friday 24 May 2013 / Hour 4, Block C: Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis by Timothy Egan (3 of 4)
Friday 24 May 2013 / Hour 4, Block D: Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis by Timothy Egan (4 of 4)
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Hour 1: Metallica
Hour 2: Metallica
Hour 3: Metallica
Hour 4: Metallica