The John Batchelor Show

Sunday 5 August 2012

Air Date: 
August 05, 2012


Sunday  905PM Eastern (605P Pacific): Matt Wald, NYT, in re: extreme weather and the energy grid sagging in the heat.

​More than 600 damaging wind reports were received by NOAA's Storm Prediction Center (SPC) as the derecho took roughly 12 hours to race from northern Indiana (above) to the southern mid-Atlantic coast.  A derecho is defined as a widespread and long-lived wind storm that accompanies rapidly moving showers or thunderstorms. The most severe derechos are given the adjective "super."   A shelf cloud in a severe thunderstorm develops around 11:45am in Matteson, IL south of Chicago (below). This type of storm is known as a derecho and in this particular storm, the cells grew in Illinois and caused a devastating path of destruction across the eastern United States all the way to Washington DC and north through New Jersey. This photo was taken not long after the storm formed in western Illinois.

Sunday 920PM Eastern (620P Pacific): Matt Warman, Daily Telegraph, in re:  GOOG streetviews and the Europeans.  The UK is not happy with GOOG answers on what it's done with the purloined data.

Sunday 935PM Eastern (635P Pacific): Ken Croswell, Scientific American, in re: what re-ionized the early universe? And what are the other solutions?  Looking back 13.3 billion light years.

Sunday 950PM Eastern (650P Pacific): Seb Gorka, FDD, in re:  al Qaeda is a threat, and Homeland Security is wary to admit that it is a religious terror threat

Sunday 1005PM EDT (705P Pacific): Eric Lipton, NYT, in re: the development of oil and gas on federal lands at Vernal, Utah.

Sunday 1020PM EDT (720P Pacific): Paul Gregory, Hoover, in re:  Vladimir Putin vs the pop girl band Pussy Riot - and the three ladies in jail are winning.  Putin’s limits of boss.

Sunday 1035PM EDT (735P Pacific): Nicholas Wade, NYT, in re:  Amerindian languages and the three waves of migration

Sunday 1050PM EDT (750P Pacific): Paul Berman, Hoover, in re:  what’s wrong with the euro?

Sunday 1105PM EDT (805P Pacific): Gordon Chang, and The Daily, in re:  the Gu Kailai murder trial begins in days: what's at risk, why does this shake all China?

Sunday 1120PM EDT (820P Pacific): Michael Ledeen, FDD, in re:  what about the Green Revolution in Iran - why not give it a hand as the US is doing for the rebellion in Syria?

Sunday 1135PM EDT (835P Pacific): Adam Higginbotham, Bloomberg Businessweek, in re:  the smuggler tunnels of Nogales, Arizona, and Nogales, Sinaloa.

Sunday 1150PM EDT (850P Pacific): Mary O'Grady, WSJ, in re: what’s the democracy trouble in El Salvador?

Sunday/Mon 1205AM EDT (905 Pacific): The Wizard of Lies by Diana B. Henriques; 1 of 4

Sunday/Mon 1220AM EDT (920 Pacific): The Wizard of Lies by Diana B. Henriques; 2 of 4

Sunday/Mon 1235AM EDT (935P Pacific): The Wizard of Lies by Diana B. Henriques; 3 of 4

Sunday/Mon 1250AM EDT (950P Pacific): The Wizard of Lies by Diana B. Henriques; 4 of 4..  ..  ..  

Music (times according to EDT broadcast)

9-hour: Quantum of Solace, Cowboys and Aliens. 10-hour:  Cowboys and Aliens; Game of Thrones.  11-hour: Sentinel.  midnight hour: Game of Thrones; Flight of the Phoenix.

The Ashley National Forest, with headquarters in Vernal, Utah, comprises 1.3 million acres located in the northeastern portion of Utah and southwestern portion of Wyoming. National Forest System lands are located in three major areas: the northern and southern slopes of the Uinta Mountains, the Wyoming Basin, and the Tavaputs Plateau