The John Batchelor Show

FRIDAY 17 MAY 2024

Air Date: 
May 20, 2024

CBS EYE ON THE WORLD WITH JOHN BATCHELOR

FIRST HOUR

9-915

#PacificWatch: s until 2058. Extending the Las Vegas A'@JCBliss
https://www.8newsnow.com/sports/local-sports/las-vegas-as/will-the-las-vegas-mlb-team-be-called-the-as/

 

915-930

 #LancasterReport: Costco packed with shoppers. Jim McTague, former Washington Editor, Barrons. @MCTagueJ.  Author of the "Martin and Twyla Boundary Series."  #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety
https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/lancaster-county-farmers-eligible-for-free-organic-transition-program/article_3df6f92a-12f4-11ef-b2f6-b7bf7046b30d.html
 

930-945

#SmallBusinessAmerica: Builders lose confidence.@GeneMarks  @Guardian @PhillyInquirer

https://www.nahb.org/news-and-economics/press-releases/2024/05/higher-mortgage-rates-hammer-builder-confidence-in-may

 

945-1000

#SmallBusinessAmerica: AI upgrades to voice commands, heading toward AGI (Artificial General Intelligence. @GeneMarks  @Guardian @PhillyInquirer
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/openai-vs-google-gemini-major-115529023.html?g

 

 

SECOND HOUR

10-1015

CA:  Governor Gavin Newsom pens an autobiography eventually. Bill Whalen, Hoover Institution. 

https://www.hoover.org/research/book-newsom-newsom

 

 

1015-1030

#ITALY: Heavy rains and heavy politics. Lorenzo Fiori, Ansaldo Foundation.

https://www.msn.com/en-xl/news/other/italy-hit-by-severe-flooding-after-heavy-rain/ar-BB1myTFO

1030-1045

#FAA: regulators in Space. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

 https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/congress-passes-new-authorization-bill-for-faa-that-includes-short-extension-of-learning-period

1045-1100
#MERCURY: ESA's BepiColombo not nominal. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/potentially-serious-problem-on-bepicolombo-mercury-mission/

 

THIRD HOUR

1100-1115

1/4: The Asteroid Hunter: A Scientist’s Journey to the Dawn of our Solar System Hardcover – March 19, 2024 by  Dante Lauretta  (Author)

 

https://www.amazon.com/Asteroid-Hunter-Scientists-Journey-System/dp/1538722941

 

On September 11, 1999, humanity made a monumental discovery in the vastness of space. Scientists uncovered an asteroid of immense scientific importance—a colossal celestial entity. As massive as an aircraft carrier and towering as high as the iconic Empire State Building, this cosmic titan was later named Bennu. Remarkable for much more than its size, Bennu belonged to a rare breed of asteroids capable of revealing the essence of life itself. But just as Bennu became a beacon of promise, researchers identified a grave danger. Hurtling through space, it threatens to collide with our planet on September 24, 2182.

Leading the expedition was Dr. Dante Lauretta, the Principal Investigator of NASA's audacious OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. Tasked with unraveling Bennu's mysteries, his team embarked on a daring quest to retrieve a precious sample from the asteroid's surface — one that held the potential to not only unlock the secrets of life's origins but also to avert an unprecedented catastrophe.

A tale of destiny and danger, The Asteroid Hunter chronicles the high-stakes mission firsthand, narrated by Dr. Lauretta. It offers readers an intimate glimpse into the riveting exploits of the mission and Dr. Lauretta's wild, winding personal journey to Bennu and back. Peeling back the curtain on the wonders of the cosmos, this enthralling account promises a rare glimpse into the tightly woven fabric of scientific exploration, where technical precision converges with humanity’s profound curiosity and indominable spirit.

1115-1130
2/4: The Asteroid Hunter: A Scientist’s Journey to the Dawn of our Solar System Hardcover – March 19, 2024 by  Dante Lauretta  (Author)

1130-1145
3/4: The Asteroid Hunter: A Scientist’s Journey to the Dawn of our Solar System Hardcover – March 19, 2024 by  Dante Lauretta  (Author)

1145-1200
4/4: The Asteroid Hunter: A Scientist’s Journey to the Dawn of our Solar System Hardcover – March 19, 2024 by  Dante Lauretta  (Author)

FOURTH HOUR

12-1215

1/2: #Nukes: Proliferation is the new new again,from Saudi Arabia to Finland.  Henry Sokolski, NPEC
https://nssaspace.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Russian-Nuclear-ASAT-5.16.24.pdf

1215-1230

2/2: #Nukes: Proliferation is the new new again,from Saudi Arabia to Finland.  Henry Sokolski, NPEC

https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/17/us/politics/israel-saudi-arabia-gaza.html

1230-1245

CHICAGO: The Chicago teachers Union prospers as the students depart. Richard Epstein, Hoover

https://www.hoover.org/profiles/richard-epstein
https://www.hoover.org/research/chicagos-downward-union-spiral

1245-100 am
#SCOTUS: CFPB wins, 7-2.   Richard Epstein, Hoover

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/despite-consumer-watchdog-s-us-supreme-court-win-agency-powers-still-on-chopping-block/ar-BB1myVdO#fullscreen