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Sunday, January 4, 2009

The John Batchelor Show For Jan 4th

It's Sunday night, and that means it's time for John Batchelor!

Here is his website.

The show starts at 7pm Eastern, and continues for six hours of the best radio you will find anywhere, as only John Batchelor can deliver it with his stable of experts...

And here is where you can listen to the show live online:

New York, WABC-AM 770 7-10PM ET;
Washington DC, WMAL-AM 630 7-9PM ET;
San Francisco, KSFO-AM 560;
Los Angeles,KFI-AM 640;

Schedule for Tonight: (all six hours are on the same link now)

The first two hours are below to whet your appetite:

Gaza Starts Grim-Looking Year" Special.

705P ET: John Gapper, Financial Times, with Simon Constable, DowJones, co-host, re how the credit catastrophe of 2008 points to mrket failures, gloom, and a kind of numb fear similar to the families robbed by the Pied Piper, re the coming cars crash, newspaper/magazine crash, retail crash. In '09, Not Much to Cheer About Either

720P: Kerry Grace, Wall Street Journal, with Simon Constable, DowJones, re the delayed fuses of rotten mortgages, theft, brown lawns, ghost towns, wrecked families, accelerated despair, in the U.S. housing market that looks to become black humor in the new year. "My house is worth half what I bought it for!" "You still have a house?" Home Prices Slide; 
Confidence Hits Low

735P: Professional Roundtable Harry Siegel, , with Diana West, author, Jim McTague, Barron's, re the political prospects for Congressional catastrophe in the new year with a majority party in the White House; re the Blago appointment of the combative and clever Roland Burris ("...neither a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit."), re the Paterson/Kennedy/Bloomberg/Cumo quartet in NY; re the 111th Congress.

750P: Continued re the Franken/Coleman imbroglio, re the best and worst political events of the year.

805P: Ethan Perlson, Benjamin Sarlin,, re the Gaza War hits Facebook, re Gaza and the Hamas war on the web, at Facebook, Twitter and the new tools of the information age, re the viral bashing of Israel, re the viral boosting of Hamas propaganda and the usual storybook fiction of Palestinian victimology.

820P: Bob Zimmerman, author, re the 2008
">second least active sun since records were kept and what a lack of sunspots means; re Space X; re NASA vs the Obama Team; re the space race in 2009, re best and worst space moves of the year.

835: Financial Professionals, with John Tamny,, Simon Constable, Dow Jones, Aaron Task, Yahoo Finance, the Why 2009 Will Be Worse Than 2008, Worldwide, a Bad Year Only Got Worse Paulson says crisis sown by imbalance

850P: Continued, Unemployment Insurance: A Safety Net in Need of Repair - Another Boneheaded Move Ahead from The Fed Obama, Deflation & Recovery Mutual funds suffer $320bn outflow

905P: Malcolm Hoenlein, Conference of Presidents Major Jewish Organizations, from Jerusalem, re the Gaza crisis and the Hamas War on Israel; re the limitations of the IDF operations, re the Egyptian cooperation with Israel, re what does Cairo want?