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The Shortwave Report 7/20/07 ¡Listen Globally!
by Dan Roberts
Email: outfarpress (nospam) saber.net
Phone: 707 459-1760
Address: PO Box 1162 Willits CA 95490
19 Jul 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 (July 20) 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- 6-party talks on N Korea's nuclear situation continues after the IAEA confirms that all 5 nuclear facilities were closed down. Following a strong earthquake, Japan shut down the world's largest capacity nuclear plant. The US State Dept says it is ready to talk to Iran about Iraq but didn't specify a meeting
From NETHERLANDS- An analysis by Phyllis Bennis of the Institute For Policy Studies of the possible talks between the US and Iran concerning Iraq. Following a trend started by Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, many Latin American Presidents have turned to long talk radio programs to discuss policy with the citizens of their nations.
From CUBA- In Oaxaca demonstrations by teachers have led to renewed police violence. Dissident US intelligence officers, angry at Donald Rumsfeld, helped EU investigators uncover the secret CIA prisons in Europe. The Reuters news agency wants an investigation into the US military actions that left two of its journalists dead in Iraq. Oil industry workers in Iraq protested a draft law that they say would allow foreigners to pillage the country's wealth.
From RUSSIA- Much of the violence in Iraq has shifted to the north where the Kurds seek control, while Turkey complains about the Kurdistan Workers Party raiding areas in their country. A European lawmaker says 14 EU countries allowed the CIA to jail suspected terrorists on their territory. As Gordon Brown has replaced Tony Blair as the leader in Britain, relations with the US, especially with George Bush, are in potential flux.
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_07_20_07.mp3 >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml >
¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts
No country without an atom bomb could properly consider itself independent.
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