The John Batchelor Show

Monday 20 August 2012

Air Date: 
August 20, 2012


Photo, above:  Syrian boys look at a destroyed tank near a damaged mosque in the city of Azaz. (Ben Hubbard, Associated Press /August 20, 2012)


Monday 905P Eastern Time:   Devin Nunes (CA-21), in re: his recent trip to the Mideast, comments about the deterioration of the region around the Syrian civil war.

Monday 920P Eastern Time:   Devin Nunes (CA-21), continued.  Also commenst about the CA Congressional prospects.

Monday 935P Eastern Time:   Ann Marlowe, Hudson Institute, from Zuwara, Libya (left), in re Berber tribal gatherings, with Dania Ben Sasi, Berber singer, and her trip to Morocco to sing for Berber (Amazigh) gathering.

Monday 950P Eastern Time:   Bret Stephens, WSJ, in re: the triumph of Curiosity as an expression of American determination and genius.

Monday 1005P (705P Pacific):  David Weidner, WSJ, in re: now is the time to buy housing.

Monday 1020P (720P Pacific):  Bill McGurn, WSJ, in re: who saved Hong Kong after the Second World War, and how did minimal government make HK grow?  

Monday 1035P (735P Pacific):  Maggie Koerth-Baker, in re: what caused the 2003 blackout, and will it happen again, and what does the grid need to update?

Monday 1050P (750P Pacific):  Karen Weise, NYT, in re: what are the ways to rebuild credit worthiness, what are the new credit tools.

Monday 1105P (805P Pacific):  Jesse Risenborough, Bloomberg, in re: the asteroid miners and the commodities market of the future.

Monday 1120P (820P Pacific):   Joshua Green, Bloomberg Businessweek, in re: Rob Delaney [@robdelaney], the comic on Twitter who stalks Mitt Romney.

The Anasazi inhabited Mesa Verde between AD 600 to 1300, though there is evidence they left before the turn of the century. They were mainly subsistence farmers, growing crops on nearby mesas. Their primary crop was corn, the major part of their diet. Men were also hunters, which further increased their food supply. The women of the Anasazi are famous for their elegant basket weaving. Anasazi pottery is as famous as their baskets; their artifacts are highly prized. The Anasazi kept no written records.

Monday 1135P (835P Pacific):    Danielle Kucera, Bloomberg, in re: e-tailors catch fire with venture funds; the rise of specialty clothing online.

Monday 1150P (850P Pacific):  Nick Wade, NYT, in re:  Amerind languages and the theories of wave of migration to North America

Monday / Tues 1205A (905 Pacific):   Devin Nunes (CA-21), in re: his recent trip to the Mideast

Monday / Tues 1220A (920 Pacific):  Devin Nunes (CA-21), continued.

Monday / Tues 1235A (935P Pacific): Ann Marlowe, Hudson Institute, from Zuwara, Libya, in re Berber tribal gatherings, with Dania Ben Sasi, Berber singer, and her trip to Morocco to sing for Berber gathering.

Monday / Tues 1250A  (950P Pacific):  Ty Rogoway, Aviation, in re: the Scramjet engine test to go hypersonic; what use?

Music: 9 hour: The Expendables; 10 hour: The Expendables, Darkspore, Beowulf; 11 hour: Cowboys & Aliens, Atonement, 10,000 BC; 12 hour: The Expendables, Cowboys & Aliens