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The SHORTWAVE REPORT 8/25/06 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY!
by Dan Roberts
Email: outfarpress (nospam) saber.net (verified)
Phone: 707 459-1760
Address: PO Box 1162 Willits CA 95490
24 Aug 2006
Modified: 06:29:55 PM
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.
Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (August 25) is up at the website
http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml in both broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quickdownload or streaming form (3.3MB) (28:54)
This week's show features stories from China Radio International, Radio Netherlands, Radio Havana Cuba, and the Voice of Russia.
From CHINA- China and Chile have signed a free trade agreement, which China hopes will be a model for more agreements with Latin America.
From NETHERLANDS- In Venezuela, all political parties opposed to Hugo Chavez have agreed to back a single candidate for the presidential election- Larry Burns from the Council of Hemispheric Affairs discusses the situation. A poll in the EU asked various nationalities what they would do if they won the lottery- Italians chose cosmetic surgery. Only Italy has pledged a significant number of troops for a UN force in Lebanon- an expert discusses the likely outcome of any UN force in the conflict.
From CUBA- A Viewpoint on the Cuban 5 held in US prisons for infiltrating right-wing Cuban-American organizations, while anti-Castro terrorists in the US brag about their exploits. Before Iran responded to the UN resolution this week, the Bush White House was continuing its plans for an attack on Iran.
From RUSSIA- A commentary on the conflicts in the Middle and Near East, describing why EU nations want to avoid the war zones.
There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line at- http://www.campusprogress.org/soundvision/780/big-stories-shortwaves
All that plus times and frequencies for listening at home. It's free to rebroadcast, please notify me if you're airing it and haven't notified me in the last month, please mention the website if you only air a portion. If you just want to listen and have a slow connection, try the streaming version- lower sound quality but good enough and way easier if you don't have a high-speed internet connection. If streaming is a problem because of your slow connection, download the smaller file- it takes 20 minutes or less, and will play swell in any mp3 player application (RealPlayer, Winamp, Quicktime, iTunes, etc) you have on your computer.
This program will be aired on Friday afternoon at 4:30pm (PDST) on KZYX/Z Philo CA, you might be able to stream via <http://www.kzyx.org >
There are several other streams that work better- < http://www.freakradio.org >Freak Radio Santa Cruz now streams this program on Friday at 9:00am and Saturday at 11am(PDST)
The Shortwave Report may be downloaded as a podcast from < http://www.radio4all.net > or iTunes (search for "shortwave" in podcasts)
Check out the amazing streams at < http://www.radicalradio.org >
And the Partytown streams are great and informative- <http://www.partytown.com/radio >
I hope you'll listen and air this if you're connected with a radio station. I am still wondering how to get financially compensated for the 25 hours I put into this program weekly- any ideas are appreciated. Any stations rebroadcasting this (or listeners) are welcome to donate for production costs. You can do so through the website. Many thanks to those that have donated! No Guilt! (maybe a little)
link for broadcast edition-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/swr_8_25_06.mp3 >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml >
¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts
The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western world. No First World country has ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity - much less dissent.
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