The John Batchelor Show

Friday 27 July 2012

Air Date: 
July 27, 2012


Île de Sein is a French island in the Atlantic Ocean, off Finistère, 8 kilometres from the Pointe du Raz (raz meaning "water current"), from which it is separated by theRaz de Sein. Its Breton name is Enez Sun. The island, with its neighbouring islets, forms the commune of Île-de-Sein in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France.

Friday 905P Eastern Time: . Paul Vigna, WSJ, in: GDP disappoint, slowdown continues second half, what is to be done,

Friday 920P Eastern Time:  . Lou Ann Hammond, Driving the Nation, in re: car troubles, Nissan tangles with GE, Volkswager tangles with Fiat, Ford tangles with Chryler

Friday 935P Eastern Time: Jason Fichtner, Mercatus Center, George Mason, author, “The 4% Solution” chapter on social security, in re: how social security inhibits growth and how reform of SS will help growth

Friday 950P Eastern Time:  . Dan Bilefsky, NYT, in re: Belgrade, Serbia, becomes the world center for sex reassignment surgery - how this happened, the market success, the hormone and surgery success, as Serbia goes through its own transformation from authoritarian state to European Union state

Tempest strikes Isle de Sein, 130 acres that are five feet above sealevel.

Friday 1005P (705P Pacific Time):  Jim McTague, Barron's, in re: the GDP 2Q slows to an annualized rate of 1.5%, the fiscal cliff ahead, Congress and POTUS will kick that can, what is to be done. The stock market goes over 13,000; why?

Friday 1020P (720P Pacific Time):  Dan Henninger, WSJ, in re: the two economies are the two choices for the election. The president and Democrats promote the public economy of state spending; the GOP and Romney promote the private economy of investor-class wealth creation and low taxation.  What choice now?

Friday 1035P (735P Pacific Time):  Michael Balter, Science magazine, in re:  what do we know about the hunter-gatherers of 8,500 years ago in Europe, our direct ancestors? How did they relate to the immigration of farmers from the Middle East?

Friday 1050P (750P Pacific Time):  Maia de la Baume, NYT, in re: the last 130 citizens of Brittany Isle de Sein, only 5 feet about sea level, worried for global rising tide on the last 138 acres of ancient idyllic land; veterans fought for France on Normandy 1944

Friday 1105P (805P Pacific Time): . Kristin Romey, Discovery Museum, in re: the terracotta warriors of Times Square, representative of the thousands in Chin, product of Qin dynasty of 2,400 years ago. Life-sized with features.

Friday 1120P (820P Pacific Time): Laura Kasinof, NYT, in re: the Robin Hood of Yemen - a new leader is empowered in Yemen by living modestly and acting generously and fairly.

The Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor in Xi'an, Shaanxi province of China is better known by the common name "The Terracotta Warriors" or "Terracotta Army."

Friday 1135P (835P Pacific Time): . Chuck Blahous, Hoover Institution, in re: the CBO scores ACA and finds unanswered questions; and the continuing risk of losses and failure, without clear guidance, must be revised, but Medicaid not solved,

Friday 1150P (850P Pacific Time):  Bud Weinstein, Bush Institute, SMU, in re: LNG exports will grow the economy; political objections; LNG is a growth part of the GDP

Friday/Sat 1205A (905 Pacific Time):  Finbar Flynn, Bloomberg,  in re: the Ghost Estates of Ireland, left over from the boom, begin to come down for public safety. How is Ireland faring in rebuild, and what of the young people of Ireland?

Friday/Sat  1220A (920 Pacific Time): . Dan Bilefsky, NYT, in re: Belgrade, Serbia, becomes the world center for sex reassignment surgery . How this happened, the market success, the hormone and surgery success, as Serbia goes through its own transformation from authoritarian state to European Union state

Friday/Sat  1235A (935P Pacific Time):  . Bret Stephens, WSJ, in re: what of Mrs Clinton and Syria, and Assad, whom she called a reformer in 2011?

Friday/Sat  1250A  (950P Pacific Time): Exeunt. Gretchen Morgenson, NYT, in re: the new book from Neil Barofsky, on the TARP bailout, identifies the unsolved problems and the Washington failure

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Music (times based on East Coast broadcast)9

9-hour:  The Grey

10-hour:  Sherlock Holmes (on TV)

11-hour:  Rome

midnight hour:  Inception



Today’s Irish Times has an article about the ghost estates scarring Ireland’s countryside and towns and villages, with all of their dangerous  irresponsibility exposed