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The Shortwave Report 6/29/07 ¡Listen Globally!
by Dan Roberts
Email: outfarpress (nospam) saber.net
Phone: 707 459-1760
Address: PO Box 1162 Willits CA 95490
28 Jun 2007
Modified: 07:19:48 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 (June 29) is up at the website
http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml in both broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quickdownload or streaming form (4.9MB) (28:59)
This week's show features stories from China Radio International, Radio Netherlands, Radio Havana Cuba, and the Voice of Russia.
From CHINA- UN nuclear inspectors arrived in N Korea Tuesday and S Korea will begin shipments of food to the North this weekend. Tuesday was international day against drug abuse and trafficking- China opened its first base for educating people, especially students, about drug abuse, and also sentenced 7 citizens to death for dealing drugs. The defense ministers from the Shanghai Cooperation Organization met to discuss military cooperation and plan an upcoming joint military exercise. Russia has begun mass production of updated ICBMs, part of an upgrade of all its nuclear strategic forces.
From NETHERLANDS- The Dutch cabinet has imposed a moratorium on the use of cluster bombs. In an attempt to end child abuse among aboriginals in Australia, police and soldiers are moving in to the outback- children will be examined and a 6 month ban on alcohol will be enforced. The US Supreme Court ruled that taxpayers have no right to challenge Bush's financial support for so-called "faith-based" groups- the case that was heard claimed that this was a violation of the separation of church and state, and the five Supreme Court Justices who are practicing Roman Catholics voted it down.
From CUBA- Part of the wall being built on the US/Mexico border is on the Mexican side of the border. According to a UN report, the conflict in Darfur is being driven by climate change, as nomads move south because of the drought. The Pentagon plan to create a US military Command in Africa is facing resistance from governments in the region. The notion that Tony Blair will become the "Quartet's" Middle East peace envoy is unacceptable to those living in occupied Palestine.
From RUSSIA- The report on the CIA secret prisons in European countries is creating serious controversy at the Council of Europe. A mass protest held in New York to shut down Guantanamo Bay prison was reported throughout the world press. The war in Iraq faces more political and military conflicts as American commanders expressed a lack of trust in Iraqi troops and their capabilities.
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/podcast.php/.xml?series=outFarpress%20presents > or iTunes (search for "shortwave" in podcasts)
Check out the amazing streams at < http://www.radicalradio.org >
And Radio For Peace International at < http://www.rfpi.org >
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_06_29_07.mp3 >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml >
¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts
-- How can one not speak about war, poverty, and inequality when people who suffer from these afflictions don't have a voice to speak?
- Isabel Allende
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