The John Batchelor Show

Schedules

Saturday 25 May 2013

Photo, above: Midway Island, 1941. JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Hour One Saturday 25 May  2013 / Hour 1, Block A: Fighting for MacArthur: The Navy and Marine Corps' Desperate Defense of the Phillipines John Gordon;   1 of 4 Saturday 25 May  2013 / Hour 1, Block B: Fighting for MacArthur: The Navy and...

Friday 24 May 2013

Photo, above:  The photographer Edward Curtis started off his career at the tail end of the Nineteenth Century, making portraits of Seattle's richest citizens. A preoccupation with Native Americans and a chance encounter on a mountaintop triggered an idea: Curtis decided to chronicle the experience...

Thursday 23 May 2013

Photo, above: Gaggle of aggressive fools -  the eight candidates approved Tuesday for Iran's June 14 presidential election to replace Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who cannot run again because of term limits. ALI AKBAR VELAYATI: Top adviser to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on international affairs....

Wednesday 22 May 2013

Photo, above: Karakorum highway; see: Hour 2, Block B, Nitin Gokhale, anchor at New Delhi Television, on Chinese and Pakistani friendship – "higher than the Himalaya and deeper than the ocean" – that is, linkages to rail and road networks in Pakistan so China can connect to energy supplies in...

Tuesday 21 May 2013

Photo, above: Diplomat says US special forces team stopped from going to Benghazi after embassy attack.  A team of U.S. special forces ready to head to Benghazi, Libya, after the assault on the American diplomatic mission had ended was told to stand down, according to a former top diplomat. Gregory...

Monday 20 May 2013

Picture, above: Al Nusrah Front black flag. Sheikh Abu Muhammad al Julani, the emir of al Qaeda's affiliate in Syria, swore allegiance to al Qaeda's leader just over one month ago. See: Hour 1, Block A, Bill Roggio, Long War Journal & FDD, and Thomas Joscelyn, Long War Journal senior editor...

Sunday 19 May 2013

Map, above:  South Stream (Russian: Южный Поток) is a proposed gas pipeline to transport Russian natural gas through the Black Sea to Bulgaria and further to Greece, Italy and Austria. The project is seen as rival to the planned Nabucco pipeline Signed in November 2012, the investment agreement...

Saturday 18 May 2013

Photo, above:  Amistad revolt, where Africans emphatically decided never to be slaves. In January 1839, 53 African natives were kidnapped from eastern Africa and sold into the Spanish slave trade. They were then placed aboard a Spanish slave ship bound for Havana, Cuba.  Once in Havana, the...

Friday 17 May 2013

  Photo, above:  Father Daniel Berrigan is arrested for civil disobedience outside the U.S. Mission to the U.N. in 2006. See: Hour 3, Block D,  Jake Olzen of The Catholic Worker, concerning The Catonsville Nine's May 17, 1968, burning of draft files in Catonsville, Md., “. . . arguably the single...

Thursday 16 May 2013

Photo, above:The P-800 Oniks (Russian: П-800 Оникс; English: Onyx), also known in export markets as Yakhont (Russian: Яхонт; English: ruby or sapphire), is aRussian/Soviet supersonic anti-ship cruise missile developed by NPO Mashinostroyeniya as a ramjet version of P-80 Zubr. Its GRAU designation...

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