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News :: International : Media
07 Dec 2006
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. Netherlands, China, Cuba, and Russia.
Dear Radio Friend,
            The latest Shortwave Report (December 8) is up at the website in both broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quickdownload or streaming form (3.3MB) (29:00)

     This week's show features stories from Radio Netherlands, China Radio International, Radio Havana Cuba, and the Voice of Russia.
From NETHERLANDS- John Bolton resigned as US ambassador to the UN- this is a relief to most nations in the international body according to an analysis of his tenure. A Dutch press review on the record opium harvest in Afghanistan- since opium represents half of the country's GDP, many are trying to find a way to justify not destroying the crop. While a summit failed to draw up sanctions against Iran for not ceasing uranium enrichment, Tony Blair announced Britain will build a new generation of nuclear weapons- an analyst points out the hypocrisy of the nations who signed the non proliferation treaty, which included reducing their own nuclear stockpiles.
From CHINA- The head of the IAEA said sanctions without incentives would not persuade N Korea to stop its nuclear weapons development. Farmers and factory workers took to the streets of S Korea to show opposition to a Free Trade agreement with the US. Russia's Foreign Minister says that British investigations into the radiation poisoning of a former Soviet spy are damaging relations between the 2 countries. The leader of the US Christian Coalition, Pat Robertson, is receiving a warm welcome in China.
From CUBA- There are now about 100,000 government contract workers, or mercenaries, in Iraq, nearly as many people as are in the official US occupying military force. The US government is expected to make about $20 billion in arms sales around the world.
From RUSSIA- Russia continues to express fear over the expansion of NATO's military infrastructure onto bordering nations. The countries which make up BRIC- Brazil, Russia, India, and China- are predicted in 30 years to have more economic power than the 6 leading developed countries. Russia is happy that Hugo Chavez was reelected in Venezuela and that he has put forth the idea of an "Axis of Good," composed of left leaning Latin American nations.

There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line at-
I was interviewed for an informative weekly radio show Mediageek, available at

  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 (PST) on KZYX/Z Philo CA, you might be able to stream via < >
There are several other streams that work better- < >Freak Radio Santa Cruz  now streams this program on Friday at 9:00am and Saturday at 11am(PST)
The Shortwave Report may be downloaded as a podcast from < > or iTunes (search for "shortwave" in podcasts)
Check out the amazing streams at < >
And the Partytown streams are great and informative- < >

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-
< >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming-
< >
       ¡FurthuR!      Dan Roberts

--Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakes.
--Carl Jung
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