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Thursday 19 September 2013

Photo, above: In San Francisco Bay, the J105 fleet in the Rolex Big Boat Series showed off the iconic visuals that America's Cup planners hoped would seal San Francisco's bid to host America's Cup racing. Photo: C. Rolex / Daniel Forster JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Co-host: Mary Kissel, Wall Street...

Wednesday 18 September 2013

Photo, above: Demonstrators march with banners and flags during a protest against the government's nuclear policy in Taipei on Sunday, May 19, 2013. Thousands of Taiwanese marched through the capital Taipei on Sunday urging the government to halt construction of a nearly completed nuclear power...

Tuesday 17 September 2013.

  Photo, above:  Prince Bandar, head of Saudi intelligence, with Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, in the Kremlin. See: Hour 3, Blocks A & B,  Stephen F Cohen, NYU & Princeton Russian Studies Prof Emeritus. Soviet Fates & Lost Alternatives, on, "Russia is a country such that no matter what...

Monday 16 September 2013

Photo, above: ancient minaret in Herat.  See: Hour , Block A, Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn. JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Hour One Monday  16 September 2013 / Hour 1, Block A: Bill Roggio, Long War Journal and FDD, and Thomas Joscelyn, Long War Journal senior editor, in re: in Syria, chem. weapons suggest...

Sunday 15 September 2013

      Photo, above: Mark Twain honored by a USSR postage stamp JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Hour One Right, below: For ancient Mesopotamians, their cities were the centers of life. When they looked back to the beginning of time, they did not see a Garden of Eden, but rather an ancient site called Eridu,...

Saturday 14 September 2013

  Photo, above: Ferdinand Richardt, Independence Hall in Philadelphia, circa 1858-1863 (White House, Washington, D.C., America)  JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Hour One Saturday 14 September 2013 / Hour 1, Block A: Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul: Church, State, and the Birth of Liberty...

Friday 13 September 2013

Photo, above:  American crops. See: Hour 2, Block C, David Lynch, Bloomberg, on farm insurance – what can go wrong and why. Fraud Stealing $100 Million Shows Flaws in U.S. Crop Insurance – JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Hour One Friday  13 September 2013 / Hour 1, Block A: Daniel Henninger, WSJ WONDER LAND,...

Thursday 12 September 2013

Photo, above:  Milky Way supernova. See: Hour 4, Block C, Ken Croswell, Scientific American, on a newly determined distance to stellar debris in the northern sky ties it more firmly to an explosion observers saw in 1181. JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Co-hosts:  Mary Kissel, Wall Street Journal editorial...

Wednesday11 September 2013

    Photo, above: Central African Republic: Central African rebels have attacked the eastern town of Bossangoa, a military source said, in their first assault since announcing this week they would resume fighting after government failed to meet their demands. The rebellion simmered for years over...

Tuesday 10 September 2013.

    Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (Лев Никола́евич Толсто́й,) Today is Lev Tolstoy's 185th birthday.   Painting above: Lev Tolstoy in his cabinet, by the magnificent Ilya Repin, 1891.  Tolstoys's dates: 9 September 1828 – 20 November 1910), [O.S. 28 August to O.S. 7 November] Lev Tolstoy's entre...

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