The John Batchelor Show

Tuesday 22 January 2013

Air Date: 
January 22, 2013

An artist's concept of a wheel habitat under construction at an asteroid, a vision of space settlement by the asteroid-mining company Deep Space Industries.  CREDIT: Deep Space Industries 


Hour One

Tuesday  15 Jan 2013 / Hour 1, Block A: Larry Kudlow in re the word "collective" in the Second Inaugural Address by POTUS Obama.  What does it mean?

Tuesday  15  Jan 2013 / Hour 1, Block B: Bill Whalen, Hoover Institution, in re what will the politics be one year from now, a quiz? 2012 – Crystal Ball Edition by Bill Whalen
Tuesday  15  Jan 2013 / Hour 1, Block C: . 

Scott Atlas, Hoover, in re why American healthcare is the best in the world and why Obamacare will be more expensive and less effective. Facts About America’s Health Care Quality That The World Doesn’t Know by Scott W. Atlas
Tuesday  15  Jan 2013 / Hour 1, Block D:  Larry Kudlow on who pays for the entitlement programs?  


Hour Two

Tuesday  15 Jan 2013 / Hour 2, Block A:  . Larry Johnson, No Quarter, in re how does Mohktar BelMokhtar make his money and what can be done?

Tuesday  15  Jan 2013 / Hour 2, Block B:  . Bill Roggio, FDD, in re the scale of the activity by Islamist/Al Qaeda cuthroats from Nigeria to Mali to Somalia to Yemen to Afghanistan. US drone strike kills 2 Saudi AQAP fighters in central Yemen  Al Nusrah Front claims 2 suicide attacks in Syria  Taliban suicide assault team attacks police headquarters in Kabul

Tuesday  15  Jan 2013 / Hour 2, Block C:  . Liz Alderman, IHT, NYT, from Davos: In Euro Zone, Signs of Progress and Fears of Complacency By LIZ ALDERMAN and JACK EWING Europe's political leaders have taken important steps to improve spending discipline among euro members, but have yet to address some serious flaws in the structure of the euro zone.
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Hour Three

Tuesday  15  Jan 2013 / Hour 3, Block A:  Steve Cohen, NYU, in re the new Cold War between Moscow and Washington.  Stephen Cohen: America's New Cold War With Russia.
Tuesday  15  Jan 2013 / Hour 3, Block B:  .Steve Cohen, NYU, in re Putin evacuates Russians from Syria, why?

Tuesday  15  Jan 2013 / Hour 3, Block C:  .Brooks Barnes, NYT, why is Sundance struggling with the new lo bidding from Hollywood? Early Sales Tempered With Caution at Sundance By BROOKS BARNES Although the independent film business is healthier than in years, the vast majority of the feature films at this year’s festival won’t recoup production costs.

Tuesday  15  Jan 2013 / Hour 3, Block D:  .Malcolm Hoenlein, in re the exit poll results from Israeli elections.


Hour Four

Tuesday  15  Jan 2013 / Hour 4, Block A:  Erik Schatzker, Bloomberg TV, at Davos, in re the status of the color of the cadges at Davos, the World Economic Forum: recreating the class system of 1912.

Tuesday  15  Jan 2013 / Hour 4, Block B: Reza Kahlili, author, in re Tehran worries about covert actions against its secret nuclear weapon facilities.  COVERT OP TO TARGET IRAN'S NUCLEAR PLANTS

Source reports plans by Israel, West to be subject of high-level meeting.

Tuesday  15  Jan 2013 / Hour 4, Block C:  Bob Zimmerman,, in re robotic mission to ISS, private space enterprise to mine asteroids. The plans and proposed launch schedule of the new asteroid mining company, Deep Space Industries.  They aim to do their work using cubesats, which will keep everything cheap and simple, with the first launches by 2015, and the first sample return missions by 2016. Their new manufacturing technology appears to be a variation of 3D printing, though the descriptions so far released remain vague on details.

Tuesday  15  Jan 2013 / Hour 4, Block D:  Bob Zimmerman,, deep worry for Kepler: Even as the Kepler mission struggles to survive, the science team has released its entire database of exoplanet candidates to the public.

Hour 1: Crysis, Empire: Total War

Hour 2: Darkspore, Infamous, Frost/Nixon

Hour 3: The Raid, The Taking of Pelham 123

Hour 4: Frost/Nixon, The Kingdom, Star Trek