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The Shortwave Report 9/14/07 ¡Listen Globally!
by Dan Roberts
Email: outfarpress (nospam) saber.net
Phone: 707 459-1760
Address: PO Box 1162 Willits CA 95490
13 Sep 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 (September 14) 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- The US Treasury Secretary warns against punishing China for its economic policies. A Canadian report points out that most of the Chinese made toys recently recalled were design errors not manufacturing problems. A team has arrived in N Korea to plan the disabling of the nuclear facilities. The S Korean president says a peace treaty with the North will be unveiled at an upcoming summit. The UN Secretary General is optimistic about a future settlement in the Darfur region of Sudan.
From NETHERLANDS- The Dutch Minister of Education suggested lifting a ban on Adolf Hitler's book "Mein Kampf," while others have called for a ban on the Koran. Greenpeace published some interesting statistics about how first world nations consume first growth forests, which is expected to increase along with the demand for biofuels. There is a proposal in the Netherlands to require a 3 day waiting period before the purchase of magic mushrooms. The Dutch Navy has sent 2 ships to aid Nicaragua in the recovery from hurricane Felix.
From CUBA- A Viewpoint on the tragic destruction in Nicaragua from the recent hurricane. A Viewpoint on recent and upcoming elections in Guatemala, where political violence has resulted in 6000 deaths in the past year. September 11th was the 34th anniversary of the coup which ousted President Allende in Chile. The British medical journal The Lancet published a letter signed by 260 doctors and medical personnel from around the world condemning the doctors at Guantanamo prison for ignoring torture.
From RUSSIA- A commentary on the differences between US and British perspectives on their war on Afghanistan. The Russian envoy to the UN has been circulating a proposal to ban weapons from outer space.
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_09_14_07.mp3 >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml >
¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts
--"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored."
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