The John Batchelor Show

Friday 10 May 2024

Air Date: 
May 14, 2024

CBS EYE ON THE WORLD WITH JOHN BATCHELOR

FIRST HOUR

9-915

#NYC: INVESTIGATIONS UNEXPLAINED. HARRY SIEGEL, THECITY.NYC
https://www.thecity.nyc/2024/05/09/doi-chief-independence-adams-probes/

915-930
##PacificWatch: The genius of Brian Wilson. @JCBliss

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Wilson

 

930-945
#SmallBusinessAmerica: High prices, shortage of workers. @GeneMarks  @Guardian @PhillyInquirer

https://www.morningstar.com/news/business-wire/20240501699569/74-of-american-employees-would-prefer-to-work-for-a-smaller-business-over-a-larger-business-so-why-dont-they

945-1000
#SmallBusinessAmerica: Preparing god data for AI.  @GeneMarks  @Guardian @PhillyInquirer

https://newsroom.cox.com/2024-05-02-Nearly-2-out-of-3-Small-Business-Employees-Say-AI-Can-Increase-or-Retain-Headcount,-According-to-New-Cox-Business-Survey

SECOND HOUR

10-1015
#Drones: The new battlefield. Henry Sokolski, NPEC

https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/09/world/europe/ukraine-strikes-russia-oil-refineries.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare
 

1015-1030
#LancasterCounty: Tourism returns.   Jim McTague, former Washington Editor, Barrons. @MCTagueJ.  Author of the "Martin and Twyla Boundary Series."  

#FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

1030-1045
#SPACEX: Working in a shop that values excellence and profit. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

1045-1100
##MOON: PRC prepares a sample return landing Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

THIRD HOUR

1100-1115
1/4: Sheridan’s Secret Mission: How the South Won the War After the Civil War by  Robert Cwiklik  (Author)

https://www.amazon.com/Sheridans-Secret-Mission-South-After/dp/0062950649/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
In late 1874, nearly ten years after the Civil War, former slaves, or freedmen, found themselves under siege in the South by violent paramilitary groups like the White League, intent on erasing their newly won voting rights and other postwar gains and consigning them to a condition little better than slavery. President Ulysses S. Grant, vowing to enforce, “with rigor,” laws protecting the rights of former slaves, asked General Philip H. Sheridan to visit New Orleans and other Southern trouble spots to investigate the freedmen’s plight, all while pretending to be on vacation. Sheridan’s Secret Mission recounts the feisty Union war hero’s Southern sojourn amid tragic episodes of racial terror that ultimately fueled the overthrow of Reconstruction-era protections for black rights.
Sheridan made a splash on his arrival in New Orleans on New Year’s Eve, accompanied by family and friends and proclaiming they were sightseers bound for Cuba. But a few days later, through trickery and force, Democrats seized control of the nearby state House of Representatives, apparently assisted by White League operatives, although the state’s majority black electorate had arguably put Republicans, the party of Lincoln and the freeing of the slaves, in control of the legislature.
Federal soldiers stationed nearby ushered several Democrats out of the House chamber, and Sheridan publicly denounced the “spirit of defiance to all lawful authority” in Louisiana. He threatened to round up White League leaders to face trial before military tribunals. In years past, Northerners might have rallied to support the Union hero. But the public was weary of war issues. Many Northern newspapers condemned Sheridan’s actions and deplored the appearance of federal bayonets in a sovereign state legislature. Some called for Grant’s impeachment.
The controversial clash in the Louisiana legislature lies at the heart of this revelatory new narrative history. Sheridan’s Secret Mission illuminates the bitter career of racial oppression in the United States and resonates powerfully with our contemporary “post-racial” condition.
 
1115-1130
2/4: Sheridan’s Secret Mission: How the South Won the War After the Civil War by  Robert Cwiklik  (Author)1115-1130
1130-1145
3/4: Sheridan’s Secret Mission: How the South Won the War After the Civil War by  Robert Cwiklik  (Author)1115-1130

1145-1200
4/4: Sheridan’s Secret Mission: How the South Won the War After the Civil War by  Robert Cwiklik  (Author)1115-1130

 

FOURTH HOUR

12-1215

#CA: The Kennedys and California. Bill Whalen, Hoover Institution
https://www.hoover.org/research/will-rfk-jr-hold-sway-california

1215-1230
#ITALY: PM Meloni gets his marks prior to the G7. Lorenzo Fiori, Ansaldo Foundation.

 

1230-1245

#IRAN: The mystery of Robert Malley. Benham ben Taleblu, FDD
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/gop-lawmakers-allege-bidens-iran-envoy-kept-classified-material-on-personal-email-cellphone-that-were-hacked/ar-BB1m2KCa

1245-100 AM
#IRAN: The Mullahs and the campus antisemitism.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/gop-lawmakers-allege-bidens-iran-envoy-kept-classified-material-on-personal-email-cellphone-that-were-hacked/ar-BB1m2KCa