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News :: International : Media
The Shortwave Report 8/24/07 ¡Listen Globally!
23 Aug 2007
Modified: 08:23:29 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 (August 24) is up at the website 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- China's family planning policy has reduced the growth of its population by 400 million. Iran and the IAEA reached an agreement on a timetable for nuclear inspections. In reaction to India's nuclear deal with the US, Pakistan has warned that it may reconsider its agreement on a nuclear testing moratorium. Thousands of Iraqis took to the streets of eastern Baghdad Monday, protesting US and Iraqi military raids.
From NETHERLANDS- At a war crimes trial in Iraq, 15 former commanders are charged with mass killings of Shiites who rose up against Saddam at the conclusion of the first Gulf War-an analysis by a member of Human Rights Watch. Following a shift in political power in the Netherlands, there is a new approach to helping immigrants integrate into Dutch society. Then 4 pieces from the Dutch press review- a Dutch engineering company won a contract to modernize the Panama Canal; reports were issued that the dykes in the Netherlands must be raised soon as a result of ocean levels rising from global warming; bullet-proof bookbags have been developed to protect schoolchildren in the US; a Chinese industry spokesman says that demonizing Chinese products is a new form of protectionism.
From CUBA- Several dozen US trade unions marched outside the Iraq embassy in Washington, protesting the Iraq oil industry's ban on unions for oil workers. The Project For Excellence In Journalism reported that US media seriously reduced its coverage of the war in Iraq during the second quarter of this year. A leading British member of Parliament has supported calls by military chiefs that British forces to be removed from Iraq.
From RUSSIA- Seven US Petty Officers have complained that the US media is ignoring the rising social and political tensions in Iraq. A survey concludes that US experts see Russia as Washington's least useful ally. Russia says that the Russian missile that reportedly fell in Georgia a few weeks ago was staged by persons to raise tensions between the countries. Russia has resumed strategic bomber patrols around the globe that had been suspended in 1992. A commentary on the Bush administration's accelerated schedule for the executions of citizens on death row, despite the international trend away from capital punishment.

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 (PDST) 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 Monday at 5:30pm(PDST)
The Shortwave Report may be downloaded as a podcast from < > or iTunes (search for "shortwave" in podcasts)
Check out the amazing streams at < >
And Radio For Peace International at < >

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

--"The surest way to corrupt a youth is to teach him to hold in higher regard those who think alike rather than those who think differently."
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