The John Batchelor Show

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Saturday 28 December 2013

Photo, above: When you speak with Ping Fu, the cofounder and CEO of 3-D software company Geomagic, you may not realize just how remarkable she is. Her company profile is impressive--Inc. named her “Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2005, she had a role in the creation of NCSA Mosaic (the forerunner of...

Friday 27 December 2013

Photo, above: On Hill 875, the Battle of Đắk Tô was a series of major engagements of the Vietnam War that took place between 3–22 November 1967, in Kontum Province, in the Central Highlands of the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam). The action at Đắk Tô was one of a series of People's Army of...

Thursday 26 December 2013

Photo, above:  Tadadaho, Leon Shenandoah, Fire Keeper for the Haudenosaunee, 1915-1996, (Onondaga, Eel Clan) "In our ways, spiritual consciousness is the highest form of politics.
 We must live in harmony with the natural world and recognize that excessive exploitation can only lead to our own...

Wednesday 25 December 2013

Photo, above:  Edward Curtis, drummer, Nunivak.  See Hour 3, Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis by Timothy Egan JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Hour One Wednesday  25 December  2013  / Hour 1, Block A: Pearl Harbor Christmas: A World at War, December...

Tuesday 24 December 2013

 Photo, above:  The Fibonacci numbers are Nature's numbering system. They appear everywhere in Nature, from the leaf arrangement in plants to the pattern of the florets of a flower, the bracts of a pinecone, or the scales of a pineapple. The Fibonacci numbers are therefore applicable to the growth...

Monday 23 December 2013

Photo, above: The AK-47 is a selective-fire, gas-operated 7.62×39mm assault rifle, first developed in the Soviet Union by Mikhail Kalashnikov. It is officially known as Avtomat Kalashnikova (Russian: Автомат Калашникова). It is also known as Kalashnikov, AK or, in Russian slang, Kalash. The...

Sunday 22 December 2013

Photo, above: This image is an illustration from The Soldier in Our Civil War and depicts a New Year’s Contraband Ball at Vicksburg, Mississippi, during the siege at Vicksburg. On July 6, 2011, James Taylor, co-founder of the Jefferson County Black History Preservation Society, was a guest speaker...

Saturday 21 December 2013

Images, above: Greater Germania's ancient families' coats of arms, from what is now Poland. See Hour 4, A Most Dangerous Book: Tacitus's Germania from the Roman Empire to the Third Reich by Christopher B. Krebs JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Hour One Saturday 21 December 2013 / Hour 1, Block A:  Fatal...

Friday 20 December 2013

Photo, above: The Battle of Chaldiran (Persian: چالدران‎ ; Turkish: Çaldıran) occurred on 23 August 1514 and ended with a victory for the Ottoman Empire over the Safavid Empire. As a result, the Ottomans gained immediate control over eastern Anatolia and northern Iraq. The battle, however, was just...

Thursday 19 December 2013

Photo, above: Antarctic dollar.  See  Simon Constable,  Dow Jones, on holiday gifts for the money-minded  JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Co-host: Malcolm Hoenlein, Conference of Presidents. Hour One Thursday  19 December 2013 / Hour 1, Block A: Mary Kissel, Wall Street Journal editorial board, in re: David...

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