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The Shortwave Report 4/27/07 ¡Listen Globally!
by Dan Roberts
Email: outfarpress (nospam) saber.net
Phone: 707 459-1760
Address: PO Box 1162 Willits CA 95490
26 Apr 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, and Russia.
Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (April 27) 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) (29:00)
This week's show features stories from China Radio International, Radio Netherlands, and the Voice of Russia.
From CHINA- 9 Chinese workers were killed by a rebel group at an oil site in Ethiopia. Two stories about the situation in Palestine and Israel- the first is from Monday, when Hamas urged Palestinians to attack Israel following the murder of 9 Palestinians over the weekend. The second story is from Wednesday, after Hamas launched over a dozen rockets and missiles into Israel which failed to cause any damage or injuries, but did end the ceasefire which has been in effect since November. The Iraqi Prime Minister ordered a halt to the construction of a 3 mile long wall in Baghdad which would separate Sunni and Shiite factions.
From NETHERLANDS- First a Dutch press review on the death of Boris Yeltsin. Then a report on the extended drought in the Netherlands. In Nepal it has been a year since the King yielded his absolute rule and Maoist rebels signed a peace accord- but elections have not been held and a proposed constitution has yet to be written. Canadian newspapers revealed that Afghans detained by allied forces were tortured when turned over to Afghani government authorities- this goes against Kabul's promise to protect the human rights of prisoners.
From RUSSIA- European nations have become increasingly unhappy with the human rights violations perpetrated by the US government at home and abroad. George Bush's foreign policy is losing support around the world, according to international surveys conducted by a team of sociologists out of Chicago.
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_04_27_07.mp3 >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml >
¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts
-"The further you are from power, the closer you are to the truth."
- Bill Moyers
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