The John Batchelor Show

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Sunday 23 June 2013

Photo, above  In 1910, Captain Robert Falcon Scott and a small crew of men embarked upon the infamous Terra Nova Expedition to the South Pole, only to arrive there on January 17, 1912, and discover that a Norwegian expedition had beaten them to the feat. To add tragedy to letdown, the crew never...

Saturday 22 June 2013

Photo, above:  Khrushchev and Castro JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Hour One Saturday 22  June   / Hour 1, Block A: The Fourteenth Day: JFK and the Aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis: The Secret White House Tapes by David G. Coleman  (1 of 4) John F. Kennedy’s handling of the Cuban Missile Crisis has been...

Friday 21 June 2013

Photo, above:  Medieval Irish illumination; see: Hour 3, Block C, Sid Perkins, Science magazine, on Science, snails, and climate. Of Monks, Volcanoes, and Very Cold Weather JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Hour One Friday  21 June  2013 / Hour 1, Block A:  Gordon Chang, Forbes.com, in re: U.S. charges Edward...

Thursday 20 June 2013

  Photo, above: Ethiopia’s Contested Dam Project on the Nile River: in March 2011, when Egypt was consumed by domestic unrest, Ethiopia announced it would soon begin construction on a hydroelectric dam along the Blue Nile River, one of two main tributaries for the Nile. The Grand Ethiopian...

Wednesday 19 June 2013

  PRESIDENT OF NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SHOCKS ACADEME AND POLITICAL CIRCLES Photo, above: John Sexton, president of New York University - see: Hour 1, Block B, Bob Fu, president of China Aid, in re: Chen Guang-chen, a blind freedom-fighter who fled to the US, was received warmly by NYU, and now . . "...

Tuesday 18 June 2013

  Fifty-five million years ago, a fossil thought to be the earliest-discovered ancestor of small tree-dwelling primates called tarsiers; even at that early time, the tarsier and anthropoid [i.e., our human] groups had split apart. Picture above: how the ancient primate might have looked, in its...

Monday 17 June 2013

  Photo, above: In Ireland at G8 meeting, Presidents Obama and Putin share an icy encounter over Syria. See: Hour 3, Block A:  Malcolm Hoenlein, Conference of Presidents. JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Hour One Monday  17 June  2013 / Hour 1, Block A: Bill Roggio, Long War Journal and FDD, and Thomas...

Sunday 16 June 2013

Photo, above: The famous Harvey Girls; here, in Somerville, Texas.  The Fred Harvey Company was the owner of the Harvey House chain of restaurants, hotels, and other hospitality industry businesses alongside railroads in the western United States. The company traces its origins to the 1875 opening...

Saturday 06/15/13

Photo, above: Detainee escorted by guards at US military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Photo By: Getty Images   JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW   Hour One Saturday 15 June 2013 / Hour 1, Block A: The Terror Courts: Rough Justice at Guantanamo Bay by Jess Bravin (1 of 4)   Saturday 15 June 2013 / Hour 1,...

Friday 14 June 2013

  Photo, above: Participants at the Festival Ergav celebration in Chukotka, Russia.   See: Hour 1, Block C: . Adm Gary Roughead, World Affairs Council of Northern California, in re: The Opening Arctic - Challenges and Opportunities JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Hour One Friday  14 June 2013 / Hour 1, Block A...

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