Sunday 5 May 2013
Photo, above: Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands meets dignitaries as she arrives with Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands during the ceremony for her Act of Abdication in the Moseszaal at the Royal Palace on April 30, 2013 in Amsterdam. Beatrix formally relinquished the throne in the Royal Palace, signing a statement which read: "I declare that I hereby step down from the monarchy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, that the monarchy from this moment on is transferred to my eldest son and heir Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange, in accordance with the statutes and the constitution of the Kingdom of the Netherlands."
JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW
Sunday 5 May 2013 / Hour 1, Block A: Diane Powell, NASA Non-Traditional Partnerships, Office of the Chief Technologist, in re: LAUNCH, winner of an Innovation in Government award, and the mission to “maximize human potential.”
Sunday 5 May 2013 / Hour 1, Block B: Taegan Goddard, Publisher, Retro Report, in re: Launch of Retro Report.
Sunday 5 May 2013 / Hour 1, Block C: Paul Theroux, author of, The Last Train to Zona Verde, in re: remote parts of Namibia, Angola, Botswana and South Africa
Sunday 5 May 2013 / Hour 1, Block D: Zack Koplin, college sophomore & organizer of Repeal Creationism, in re: Louisiana Senate Bill 26 and the effort to repeal the 2008 Louisiana Science Education Act.
Sunday 5 May 2013 / Hour 2, Block A: Judge Michael Mukasey, former US Attorney General, in re: legal rights in the Tsarnaev case
Sunday 5 May 2013 / Hour 2, Block B: Gordon Chang, Forbes.com, in re: Washington, Seoul Seek to Extend Nuclear Partnership. American officials were surprised by Israel’s two airstrikes on Syria. The big takeaway here is not that this will trigger a wider war. If that were the case, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wouldn't have left for China on Sunday. The major story is that feckless American policies are causing other nations to act on their own to protect themselves—and not telling us beforehand. Nobody seems to trust the White House anymore. We'll probably see the same thing happen in Korea soon. The South Korean military is primed to retaliate against the next North Korean provocation, with or without our involvement. And a stunning 66% of South Koreans recently said they wanted their country to possess nuclear weapons, a vote of no confidence in the American nuclear umbrella that protects their country. Park Geun-hye, the South Korean president, will be meeting President Obama on Tuesday and there'll be expressions of solidarity, but behind the scenes South Koreans are questioning American leadership at this crucial time. The 1-2-3 Agreement prevents South Korea from reprocessing uranium; was supposed to have been re-signed by now but discussions were contentious so it's hanging fire. It's not important if a US president has strained personal relations with a PM of Israel; what's important is a conjunction of goals for common benefit. If the US can’t get along strategically with Israel or South Korea, we're in deep trouble.
Sunday 5 May 2013 / Hour 2, Block C: Dr. Antonio Perez, President, BMCC, in re: Education and jobs.
Sunday 5 May 2013 / Hour 2, Block D: Larry Liebowitz, COO, New York Stock Exchange/EuroNext, in re: financial markets.
Sunday 5 May 2013 / Hour 3, Block A: Simon Kuper, Financial Times, in re: Monarchy.
Sunday 5 May 2013 / Hour 3, Block B: Prof. Anita Elberse, Harvard Business School, in re: the marketing of celebrity.
Sunday 5 May 2013 / Hour 3, Block C: Robert Kaiser, Washington Post associate editor and senior correspondent & author, Act of Congress: How America’s Essential Institution Works, and How It Doesn’t, in re: Congress.
Sunday 5 May 2013 / Hour 3, Block D: Tony Badran, Fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, in re: Syria and Israel today: the bomb strikes in Damascus, possibility f Syrian troops at Israeli border; transfer of arms to Hezbollah.
Sunday 5 May 2013 / Hour 4, Block A: Jim Adams, NASA Deputy Chief Technologist, in re: LAUNCH, winner of an Innovation in Government award, and the mission to “maximize human potential.”
Sunday 5 May 2013 / Hour 4, Block B: Taegan Goddard, publisher, Retro Report, in re: Launch of Retro Report.
Sunday 5 May 2013 / Hour 4, Block C: David Rose, product designer, serial entrepreneur, and MIT Media Lab researcher, in re: Design innovation in the workplace.
Sunday 5 May 2013 / Hour 4, Block D: Exeunt.
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