The John Batchelor Show
The John Batchelor Show
John Batchelor
The John Batchelor Show is a hard news-analysis radio program on current events, world history, global politics and natural sciences. Based in New York City for two decades, the show has travelled widely to report, from the Middle East to the South Caucasus to the Arabian Peninsula and East Asia.
1447: Taliban: "Look, we know that harboring Al Qaeda and Bin Laden before 2001 was disastrous." @LievenAnatol  @QuincyInst
Photo: .Frame grab from the Osama bin Laden videotape released by the Department of Defense on December 13, 2001.@BatchelorshowTaliban: "Look, we know that harboring Al Qaeda and Bin Laden before 2001 was disastrous." @LievenAnatol  @QuincyInst
Jun 12
12 min
1447: #PacificWatch: Is California prepped for the next big earthquake, three decades later? @JCBliss
Photo:  San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906.@Batchelorshow#PacificWatch: Is California prepped for the next big earthquake, three decades later? @JCBliss Here’s what would happen if a huge quake hit Los Angeles -- If a large earthquake ruptures the San Andreas fault, the death toll could approach 2,000, and the shaking could lead to damage in every city in Southern California — from Palm Springs to San Luis Obispo, seismologist Lucy Jones has said. Los Angeles Times  These are some of the major earthquake risks facing California -- It’s been three decades since two disastrous earthquakes shook California into looking more seriously at its seismic vulnerabilities. In 1989, Northern California was rocked by the Loma Prieta quake. Five years later, the Northridge quake hit Southern California. Los Angeles TimesJapan and Mexico have earthquake early-warning systems. How does California’s compare? -- When it comes to building a state-of-the-art earthquake early warning system, California is behind. Los Angeles TimesEarthquake apps: Which ones are worth downloading? -- Apps cannot predict when and where an earthquake will strike, but there is a relatively new early warning system for the U.S. West Coast. Those warnings will come through an app called MyShake. Madalyn Amato in the Los Angeles TimesHow earthquakes happen: The science of a shake -- Californians have no doubt seen warnings about a major earthquake in headlines, science textbooks, Hollywood and more for years. And experts say we’re overdue. But to prepare for the Big One, it will help to know what one is. Los Angeles TimesLucy Jones says this is the most important thing you can do to prepare for a quake -- People, not kits. If you really want to be ready for the next big earthquake, forget the earthquake kit and go talk to your neighbors. Los Angeles Times
Jun 12
16 min
1447: #PacificWatch: Drought-watering the tule elk of Tomales Point. @JCBliss
Photo: The tule elk (Cervus canadensis nannodes) is one of two subspecies of elk native to California.  national Parks Service.@Batchelorshow#PacificWatch: Drought-Watering the tule elk of Tomales Point. @JCBliss https://www.sfchronicle.com/drought/article/Drought-prompts-National-Park-Service-to-truck-in-16242598.php Drought Prompts Supplemental Water for Point Reyes National Seashore Elk
Jun 12
12 min
1446: #CivilWar?: The swift rise of the Church of Woke in the Later American Empire.  Michael (Germanicus) Vlahos Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis
Photo: No known restrictions on publication. Roman Empire from Gibbon@Batchelorshow#CivilWar?: The swift rise of the Church of Woke in the Later American Empire.  Michael (Germanicus) Vlahos Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisishttps://philosophyandletters.org/2021-conference/
Jun 12
16 min
1446: #CivilWar?: Why do the America Empire elites embrace the Church of Work (as did the Roman Empire elites)?  Michael (Germanicus) Vlahos Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis
Photo: No known restrictions on publication.Detail of a miniature of Domitian building the Pantheon. Image taken from f. 293 of Les fait des Romains. Written in French.@Batchelorshow#CivilWar?: Why do the America Empire elites embrace the Church of Work (as did the Roman Empire elites)?  Michael (Germanicus) Vlahos Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisishttps://philosophyandletters.org/2021-conference/
Jun 12
12 min
1446: #CivilWar?: Is the Church of Woke a spontaneous Millenarianism? Michael Vlahos Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis
Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1819 De geest van de dode Julius Caesar verschijnt aan Brutus in diens tent. @Batchelorshow#CivilWar?: Is the Church of Woke a spontaneous Millenarianism? Michael (Germanicus) Vlahos Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisishttps://philosophyandletters.org/2021-conference/
Jun 12
12 min
1445: Weapons-laden (and fuel-laden) Iranian warships slow down in the South Atlantic. @USNINews @NavalInstitute @samlagrone
Photo: Representation of the ordinary course of the Traverse Winds which reign along the coasts in the Atlantic Sea and that of IndiaRepresentation du cours ordinaire des Vents de Traverse qui regnent le long des Cotes dans la mer Atlantique et celle des Indes .CBS Eye on the World with John BatchelorCBS Audio Network@BatchelorshowWeapons-laden (and fuel-laden) Iranian warships slow down in the South Atlantic. @USNINews @NavalInstitute @samlagrone https://news.usni.org/2021/06/10/iranian-warship-could-be-bringing-millions-of-gallons-of-oil-to-venezuela  
Jun 11
12 min
1445: The joyful newlyweds at the Cornwall G-7. Vicki Barker @CBSNews.
Photo: The Right Honourable and Mrs Boris Johnson.  Video screen grabCBS Eye on the World with John BatchelorCBS Audio Network@BatchelorshowThe joyful newlyweds at  the Cornwall G-7. Vicki Barker @CBSNews.https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/carrie-johnson-dons-a-floral-gown-as-she-arrives-at-the-g7-reception/ar-AAKWYVz
Jun 11
10 min
1445: 8/8: The Indispensables: The Diverse Soldier-Mariners Who Shaped the Country, Formed the Navy, and Rowed Washington Across the Delaware. Kindle Edition. by Patrick K. O'Donnell
Photo: Washington taking command of the Continental Army, just before the siege.CBS Eye on the World with John BatchelorCBS Audio Network@Batchelorshow8/8: The Indispensables: The Diverse Soldier-Mariners Who Shaped the Country, Formed the Navy, and Rowed Washington Across the Delaware. Kindle Edition. by Patrick K. O'Donnell https://www.amazon.com/Indispensables-Diverse-Soldier-Mariners-Washington-Delaware-ebook/dp/B08M12FQ85On the stormy night of August 29, 1776, the Continental Army faced annihilation after losing the Battle of Brooklyn. The British had trapped George Washington’s army against the East River, and the fate of the Revolution rested upon the soldier-mariners from Marblehead, Massachusetts. One of the country’s first diverse units, they pulled off an “American Dunkirk” and saved the army by navigating the treacherous river to Manhattan.At the right time in the right place, the Marbleheaders, a group of white, black, Hispanic, and Native American soldiers, repeatedly altered the course of events, and their story shines new light on our understanding of the American Revolution. As historian Patrick K. O’Donnell recounts, beginning nearly a decade before the war started, Marbleheaders such as Elbridge Gerry and Azor Orne spearheaded the break with Britain and helped shape the United States through governing, building alliances, seizing British ships, forging critical supply lines, and establishing the origins of the US Navy.The Marblehead Regiment, led by John Glover, became truly indispensable. Marbleheaders battled at Lexington and on Bunker Hill and formed the elite Guard that protected George Washington, foreshadowing today’s Secret Service. Then the special operations–like regiment, against all odds, conveyed 2,400 of Washington’s men across the ice-filled Delaware River on Christmas night of 1776, delivering the surprise attack on Trenton that changed the course of history . . .The Marbleheaders’ story, never fully told before now, makes The Indispensables a vital addition to the literature of the American Revolution.
Jun 11
10 min
1445: 7/8: The Indispensables: The Diverse Soldier-Mariners Who Shaped the Country, Formed the Navy, and Rowed Washington Across the Delaware. Kindle Edition. by Patrick K. O'Donnell
Photo: Washington crossing the Delaware River..CBS Eye on the World with John BatchelorCBS Audio Network@Batchelorshow 7/8: The Indispensables: The Diverse Soldier-Mariners Who Shaped the Country, Formed the Navy, and Rowed Washington Across the Delaware. Kindle Edition. by Patrick K. O'Donnell  https://www.amazon.com/Indispensables-Diverse-Soldier-Mariners-Washington-Delaware-ebook/dp/B08M12FQ85On the stormy night of August 29, 1776, the Continental Army faced annihilation after losing the Battle of Brooklyn. The British had trapped George Washington’s army against the East River, and the fate of the Revolution rested upon the soldier-mariners from Marblehead, Massachusetts. One of the country’s first diverse units, they pulled off an “American Dunkirk” and saved the army by navigating the treacherous river to Manhattan.At the right time in the right place, the Marbleheaders, a group of white, black, Hispanic, and Native American soldiers, repeatedly altered the course of events, and their story shines new light on our understanding of the American Revolution. As historian Patrick K. O’Donnell recounts, beginning nearly a decade before the war started, Marbleheaders such as Elbridge Gerry and Azor Orne spearheaded the break with Britain and helped shape the United States through governing, building alliances, seizing British ships, forging critical supply lines, and establishing the origins of the US Navy.The Marblehead Regiment, led by John Glover, became truly indispensable. Marbleheaders battled at Lexington and on Bunker Hill and formed the elite Guard that protected George Washington, foreshadowing today’s Secret Service. Then the special operations–like regiment, against all odds, conveyed 2,400 of Washington’s men across the ice-filled Delaware River on Christmas night of 1776, delivering the surprise attack on Trenton that changed the course of history . . .The Marbleheaders’ story, never fully told before now, makes The Indispensables a vital addition to the literature of the American Revolution.
Jun 11
13 min
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