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The Shortwave Report 8/31/07 ¡Listen Globally!
by Dan Roberts
Email: outfarpress (nospam) saber.net
Phone: 707 459-1760
Address: PO Box 1162 Willits CA 95490
30 Aug 2007
Modified: 06:42:38 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 31) 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- In a joint conference with the German Chancellor, the Chinese Premier said that China's economic development is not a threat to other nations. The Chinese government said that their exports are safe despite recent sensational reports. The Iranian President rejected the possibility of canceling its uranium enrichment program. A group of citizens in S Korea protested their government's participation in military exercises with the US. In Afghanistan, Taleban forces released more of the S Koreans they kidnapped 6 weeks ago.
From NETHERLANDS- The S Koreans kidnapped in Afghanistan were Christian Evangelical missionaries who had been warned last year to stay out of the country- many S Koreans are opposed to the program of sending missionaries where they are not wanted, and also opposed to any ransom that may have been paid to secure their release. A US judge approved the extradition of Manuel Noriega to France on Tuesday- an interview with journalist John Dinges, who has written a book about Noriega called "Our Man In Panama."
From CUBA- A review of the second anniversary of hurricane Katrina- some residents still believe that some levees were intentionally demolished to prevent flooding in the wealthier areas. New French President Sarkozy has warned that a US attack on Iran would be catastrophic, and that the French were still hostile to the US invasion of Iraq.
From RUSSIA- A commentary on the withdrawal of the Iraq Nationalist Party from the Iraqi government, which may signify an impending collapse of Maliki's power structure. Time magazine had an article stating that Russia was flexing its military muscles because of elevated oil prices- a commentary and rebuttal.
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 (PDST) 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 Monday at 5:30pm(PDST)
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_08_31_07.mp3 >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml >
¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts
"The greatest insanity is surely to see the world only as it is, and not as it might be."
- Miguel de Cervantes
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