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Sunday, March 1, 2009

The John Batchelor Show 03-01-2009

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:

"Market Breaks Down" Special 

GDP Shrinks at Staggering Rate - Annys Shin & Neil Irwin, Washington Post

705P ET:  Tom McInerney and Andy O'Meara, re the strange case of Captain Hill, re interrogating Army 'Justice:' A Call to Arms on behalf of soldiers in an Afghan detainee case, re the situation in Afghanistan and the Obama administration deployment to Afghanistan and Iraq.  Obama to America: The Iraq War Is Over - Fred Kaplan, Slate  The Phony Iraq Pullout - Ralph Peters, New York Post  Text of Obama's Remarks

720P:  Steve Stecklow, Wall Street Journal, re the Allen Stanford Ponsi scheme, re the connection to the family members of the Vice-President, Stanford Had Links to Fund Run by Bidens.

735P: Professional Roundtable,  John Fund, Wall Street Journal, Mona Charen,NRO, Jodi Schneider, CQ, re the President's SOTU and the return of the New Deal, re the Bobby Jindal response, re the Obama administration budget that the NYT calls "even radical," re the CPAC meeting in Washington, re the new secretary HHS, K. Sibelius of Kansas.  Barack Obama Unveils His Budget. We Ask: Is It Credible? - Economist

750P:  Continued re the passing of Paul Harvey at 90 years old, re the passing of the torch of story-telling to Fred Thompson andMike Huckabee.

805P:   David EnrichWall Street Journal, re the Citibank deal with the Treasury to exchange preferred shares for common shares up to 36% of the common stock, re Citi becomes the United Nations of banks, re the Geithner resistance to privatization.  Take Bankruptcy Over Nationalization - James Keller, RealClearMarkets  Nationalization: Who Would Bear the Pain? - Peter Coy, Business Week

820P:  Jim Gross, attorney, re the surprising case for divorce among the well to do, the rich and restless, during the financial collapse, re the evidence that rich men are buying out their wives because their collective portfolios are depressed, re trophy wives are departing their husbands while he still has a job and the pre-nup has weight.  Website:

835: Financial Roundtable, Barron's John Tamny,, Simon Constable, Dow Jones,  Tom DonlonBarron's, Aaron Task, Yahoo Finance, re the collapse of the American economy, the skyrocketing unemployment, the cliff-diving housing, retail sales, gasoline use, GDP.  'In Geithner We Trust' Elusive as Market Fails To Recover - Bloomberg

850P: Continued, re the Obama SOTU and the trillion dollar deficits, the tax the rich, the reordering of the Reagan school, the Geithner resistance to privatizing Citibank.   Stress Test for Banks Exposes Rift on Wall Street - New York Times  Obama's War on American Capitalism - Larry Kudlow, CNBC

905P:  Marc Morano, U.S. Senate Committee Enviroment and Public Works, with Simon Constable, Dow Jones, re the green proposals inthe stimulus plan, the President's SOTU, the budget, and the challenge to the Al Gore global warming scenario.