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Sunday, February 22, 2009

The John Batchelor Show 02-22-2009

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;

And here is where you can find the podcasts of the show: the first three hours, and the last three hours.

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

The first two hours are below to whet your appetite:

"Lost Decade" Special 

Nemo writes:  Banks are like potato chips; you can't nationalize just one.

705P ET:  Gordon Chang,, re Mrs. Clinton visits East Asia, starting in Japan and moving to China, re what to watch for from China, re Mrs. Clinton's remarks about North Korea, with Simon Constable, Dow Jones.  Clinton in pragmatic mood for China visit Urges N Korea back to nuclear talks

720P:   Charles Gasparino, CNBC,, re the nationalization craze, the sell-off in the big banks, what is pre-privitzation, re the pursuit of Ken Lewis and John Thain by Andrew Cumo, with Simon Constable, Dow Jones.  Gold Prices Pass $1,000 Mark

735P: Professional Roundtable,  John Fund, Wall Street Journal, Mona Charen,NRO, re the sinking of the markets since the Tim Geithner speeech, the stimulus bill, the Judd Greggfiasco, and the mortgage plan, re Obama's trip to Canada where the Canadians were steaming about the protectionism in the stimulus bill.   Obama Promotes Bad-Mortgage Behavior - Larry Kudlow, RealClearPolitics

750P:  Continued re theRoland Burris scandals, re the Franken/Colemancontest, re the White House definition of bipartisanship this week, is the market failure bipartisan?  Illinois Gov. Asks Burris to Resign

805P:   Tunku Varadarajan,, with Simon Constable, Dow Jones, re the rising power of India and the puzzle why Mrs. Clinton left India out in her first Asian tour, re the Indian markets apparent stability in the face of the worldwide sinking, re Richard Holbrooke's mission to Pakistan and why Kashmir was removed from his portfolio.

820P:   Marc Morano, U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works, with Simon Constable, Dow Jones, re NASA climtologist Ron Hansen's claim in the London papers that coal-fired energy plants are "factories of death."  James Hansen launches another anti-coal broadside in The Guardian and laments that political leaders aren't paying him heed: "The trains carrying coal to power plants are death trains. Coal-fired power plants are factories of death." Roger Pielke, Jr. worries strident voices like Dr. Hansen's are conflating science and politics, and herald the arrival of "scientific authoritarianism."

835: Financial Roundtable, Barron's John Tamny,, Simon Constable, Dow Jones,  Jim McTague, Barron's re the "Lost Decade 1997 to 2009, the six-year market low, the crushing the of bank stocks, the insistence by the White House and Treasury that Citigroup and Bank of America will not be nationalized: what is nationalization.  Memo from Bank of America's Ken Lewis  Smoot-Hawley's Ghost Rises as Economy Tanks  Are Stocks Cheap? No, and They Should Fall More

850P: Continued, re the UBS tax dodgers, re the Allen Stanford fraud allegation and the peculiar network of Stanford institutions including a major cluster in Hugo Chavez's Venezuelaand the lesser members of the "Axis of Good," in Ecuador and Peru.   In depth Stanford scandal  Revealed: how Stanford created illusion of wealth

905P:  Sarah ChildressWall Street Journal, from Africa, re the failes state of Somalia and the new leadership that challenges the jihadists and separatists.  Somali Leader Asks Groups to Disarm  Somalia's new president said it will take about a year to reconcile political factions and restore stability.