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The Shortwave Report 3/9/07 ¡Listen Globally!
by Dan Roberts
Email: outfarpress (nospam) saber.net
Phone: 707 459-1760
Address: PO Box 1162 Willits CA 95490
08 Mar 2007
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 (March 9) 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) (28:59)
This week's show features stories from China Radio International, Radio Netherlands, Radio Havana Cuba, and the Voice of Russia.
From CHINA- China will begin exporting fuel-efficient cars to Europe and then to N America through Daimler-Chrysler. Iran will participate in a conference on Iraq this weekend. China will release a report card on US human rights practices. A S Korean public broadcaster expressed worry about the Japanese Prime Minister's refusal to address women forced into being sex-slaves in WW2.
From NETHERLANDS- As N Korea and the US begin talks in Washington to attempt to normalize relations, an analyst describes the historical background of the conflict and the possibilities for resolution. Condi Rice acknowledged that the US treatment of its prisoners is being questioned around the world- a representative from Human Rights Watch responds to the admission and to the State Department's report on human rights in other countries.
From CUBA- A new study released in the US says that psychological torture causes as much suffering and mental damage as physical torture, though the US government denies this. An Australian citizen who has been imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay for 5 years is about to be tried for a single reduced charge, though his lawyer has been threatened with charges for using contemptuous language toward Bush and Cheney. US Marines fleeing from an ambush in Afghanistan last weekend opened fire on civilians, killing at least 16 and then threatening reporters who witnessed the events.
From RUSSIA- A commentary on the huge number of Iraqi refugees, which the US has up to now refused to provide shelter for. Iran announced that it is about to begin work on a new nuclear power plant, without foreign assistance.
There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line at- http://www.campusprogress.org/soundvision/780/big-stories-shortwaves
I was interviewed for an informative weekly radio show Mediageek, available at http://radio.mediageek.net
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 <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(PST)
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_03_09_07.mp3 >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml >
¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts
--There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One is roots; the other, wings.
- Hodding Carter
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