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The John Batchelor Show

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.

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1780: #LondonCalling: The Green Royals. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

Photo:  A tropical plant community on Diego Garcia #LondonCalling:  The Green Royals. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/how-green-are-the-royals-from-prince-williams-global-prize-to-harry-and-meghans-rescue-chickens-76vbdtqlt .. How green are the royals? From Prince William’s global prize to Harry and Meghan’s rescue chickens The Duke of Cambridge’s Earthshot awards cement his reputation as an eco warrior. If only he’d leave the turtleneck at home, says Hilary Rose. Plus: Lucy Siegle rates the royals’ green credentials

6mins

20 Oct 2021

Rank #1

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1780: #LondonCalling: Boris Johnson goes green for decarbonising housing and discard boilers. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

Photo: #LondonCalling:  Boris Johnson goes green for decarbonising housing and discard boilers. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2021/10/19/politics-latest-news-boris-johnson-news-gas-boilers-heat-pumps/ .. Type Ln2 steam tractor with steam boiler.  (Although this looks like a Portable engine, the absence of any engine components shows that this is, in fact, a portable boiler.) Exhibit of Steam Machines and Locomotives Heritage Park by historic mine in Tarnowskie Góry. Eksponat Skansenu Maszyn Parowych i Parowozów przy kopalni zabytkowej w Tarnowskich Górach 27 June 2007  |  Source | Own work  |  Author | Paweł Michalik Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled GNU Free Documentation License. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. | Attribution: I, Sir Iwan You are free: to share – to copy, distribute and transmit the work; to remix – to adapt the workUnder the following conditions: attribution – You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. ..

16mins

20 Oct 2021

Rank #2

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1780: #LondonCalling: The unknowns of the Sir David Amess tragedy. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

Photo: The Union Jack was lowered in honor of the murdered MP. #LondonCalling:  The unknowns of the Sir David Amess tragedy. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/mi5-should-have-more-control-over-prevent-qk66k95xg Sir David Amess: Conservative MP stabbed to death

6mins

20 Oct 2021

Rank #3

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1780: #LondonCalling: Heathrow inflates its price a lot. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

Photo: Aerial photograph of Heathrow Airport—the Heathrow Star—in 1955. #LondonCalling:  Heathrow inflates its price a lot. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/heathrow-airport-to-raise-passenger-charges-by-up-to-56-per-cent-gtqx9fv7r

15mins

20 Oct 2021

Rank #4

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1780: "You guys are stuck in here with me!" Matt Steinglass @mattsteinglass, @TheEconomist, Europe Correspondent

Photo:  Polish Economic Guide (Poradnik Gospodarski) "You guys are stuck in here with me!"  Matt Steinglass @mattsteinglass, @TheEconomist, Europe Correspondent  https://www.economist.com/europe/2021/10/14/poland-is-a-problem-for-the-eu-precisely-because-it-will-not-leave?frsc=dg%7Ce

12mins

20 Oct 2021

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1780: Will the new mayor secure Penn/Moynihan Station? @HarrySiegel @NYDailyNews

Photo: The glorious old Beaux-Arts  Penn. RR Station from Gimbel's N.Y. (Gimbels no longer exists.) The demolition of that magnificent structure by barbarians began in October 1963, to the outrage of architects, aesthetes, and the citizenry in general. Today, the impressively inefficient, dirty and vagrant-infested current Penn Station is being replaced by a new, less-accessible station named for Senator Moynihan in a splendid post office building long hailed for its architecture.  The new interior has been decorated by someone fond of nontraditional art.Will the new mayor secure Penn/Moynihan Station? @HarrySiegel @NYDailyNews https://www.thenation.com/article/society/rikers-transfers/

11mins

20 Oct 2021

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1780: Non-real growth: Inflationary bottlenecks? No, it’s a wage-price spiral. Elizabeth Peek, Fiscal Times and Fox News. @lizpeek

Photo: Here, a Geological time spiral  Non-real growth: Inflationary bottlenecks? No, it’s a wage-price spiral.  Elizabeth Peek, Fiscal Times and Fox News. @lizpeek https://www.ft.com/content/0118f98c-7361-4ea2-b643-93ee9a3389bf

9mins

20 Oct 2021

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1780: The Glasgow COP26 Conference. Elizabeth Peek, Fiscal Times and Fox News. @lizpeek

Photo: The official logo of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), 2021. The Glasgow COP26 Conference.   Elizabeth Peek, Fiscal Times and Fox News.  @lizpeek https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/oct/17/cop26-corporate-sponsors-condemn-climate-summit-as-mismanaged

12mins

20 Oct 2021

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1779: What is Plan B? Richard Goldberg, @rich_goldberg, @FDD ; and Orde F. Kittrie @ordefk

Photo:  Liberty, accompanied by Fortitude, reaches out to Peace and Concord. In the background the Temple of Reason. In the foreground is the Human Love, pointing to a tablet on which 'the Rights of the Man'. Two angels in the sky. \ What is Plan B?  Richard Goldberg, @rich_goldberg,  @FDD ; and Orde F. Kittrie @ordefk https://thehill.com/opinion/international/577044-us-rejoining-un-human-rights-council-what-it-should-do-first?rl=1 Richard Goldberg is a senior advisor at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (@FDD), @rich_goldberg Orde F Kittrie is a senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, law professor at Arizona State University, and author of Lawfare: Law as a Weapon of War. Follow him on Twitter @Ordefk

10mins

20 Oct 2021

Rank #9

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1779: Can SecState Blinken reform the anti-Israel UNHRC? Richard Goldberg, @rich_goldberg, @FDD; and Orde F. Kittrie @ordefk

Photo:  The Israelites mourn the death of Moses. In the background the burial of Moses on a hilltop by two angels (Deut. 34:8). The print has a Hebrew, Latin, French, English, German and Dutch caption. Can SecState Blinken reform the anti-Israel UNHRC?  Richard Goldberg,  @rich_goldberg,  @FDD ; and Orde F. Kittrie @ordefk https://thehill.com/opinion/international/577044-us-rejoining-un-human-rights-council-what-it-should-do-first?rl=1 - Richard Goldberg is a senior advisor at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies @FDD, @rich_goldberg - Orde Kittrie is a senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, law professor at Arizona State University, and author of Lawfare: Law as a Weapon of War. Follow him on Twitter @Ordefk

12mins

20 Oct 2021

Rank #10