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Sunday, March 15, 2009

The John Batchelor Show 03-15-2009

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:

705P ET:  Martin Wolf, Financial Times, John Gapper, Financial Times, with Simon Constable, Dow Jones, re "The Future of Capitalism,"  re a continuing series in the Financial Times, re preparing for G20, re the finance ministers gather in London, re What Is To Be Done?  Analysis: A need to reconnect  The Future of Capitalism: With lavish executive pay, inadequate boardroom expertise and a short-term shareholder focus all blamed for bringing about the crisis, Anglo-Saxon business approaches are likely to face wrenching changes - Mar 12 2009  ( Picture: London World Economic Conference June 1933, 2009, or The Ides of March?)   CAESAR: 
What say'st thou to me now? speak once again.  Soothsayer: Beware the ides of March.  CAESAR:  He is a
dreamer; let us leave him: pass.

720PContinued with Wolf, Gapper, Constable, re the Chinese Premier Wen quibbles with the US policy, re Whitehall quibbles with the empty Treasury: The surest sign of impending disappointment came when word surfaced in London that Downing Street was finding it "difficult" to work with Washington on summit preparations.The reason? In effect, because nobody's home at Tim Geithner's Treasury Department, according to remarks leaked to the British press and attributed to Cabinet Secretary Sir Gus O'Donnell, Britain's most senior civil servant. "There is nobody there," he reportedly told a conference on Monday. "You cannot believe how difficult it is."  China's Leader Says He Is 'Worried' Over U.S. Treasuries.

735P: Amir Erati, Wall Street Journal, with Simon Constable, Down Jones, re Bernie Madoff Goes to the Big House, re the setencing of Madoff, re Where's the Money, re the "claa back" begins, re the rich people hide the silver and gold.  Is Bernie Satan?

750P:  Professional Roundtable,  John Fund, Wall Street Journal, Jim McTague, BarronsNRO, Jodi Schneider, CQ, re Are Michael Steele's Days at the RNC Numbered? - Rick Moran, PJM  More Treasury staffing woes   Signs of Confusion from Obama, Geithner - Byron York, D.C. Examiner

805P: Continued re  Obama to skip Gridiron for Camp David

820P:  Dawn Wotapka, Dow Jones, Foreclosed Houses Haunt Home Builders Home builders face competition from foreclosures. Small builders are dying by the dozens, while some large ones are staying afloat by cutting expenses.

835: Financial Roundtable, Barron's John Tamny,, Simon Constable, Dow Jones,  Aaron Task, Yahoo Finance, Tom Donlon, Barrons, re the It Seems Not All Recessions Are Created Equal - Samuel Brittan, FT  Unemployment Picks Up As Bailout Slows - Douglas McIntyre, 24/7 Wall St.

850P: Continued, re Ben Bernanke turns to Sixty Minutes to explain himself: why?  China Needs Another $2 Trillion of Treasuries - William Pesek, Bloomberg  What Would Smith, Keynes, Marx & Schumpeter Say? - Paul Kennedy, FT

905P:  Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Foundation Defense Democracies, re what we know now re the September 6, 2007 IAF air assualt on the secret Syrian site(s) in Eastern Syria, re what we knew then and what we know now, re  "The Attack on Syria's Al-Kibar Nuclear Facility."   If Washington does attempt to engage Syria, it cannot simply ignore al-Kibar. Syria's apparent nuclear development and subsequent deception reinforce pre-existing concerns about the country's interest in regional peace and stability. Pretending that the al-Kibar incident did not occur would send the wrong signal to Syria and other potentially dangerous proliferators in the Middle East.