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The Shortwave Report 11/02/07 ¡Listen Globally!
by Dan Roberts
Email: outfarpress (nospam) saber.net
Phone: 707 459-1760
Address: PO Box 1162 Willits CA 95490
01 Nov 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 (November 2) 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- China has a lunar probe which is moving successfully to orbit the moon. N Korea seems to be working on schedule toward disabling its nuclear facilities. China expressed anger at Canada for hosting a visit by the Dalai Lama. Turkey has continued to attack Kurdish rebels within its borders. For the 16th year in a row, the UN General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to urge the US to drop its 46 year old trade embargo against Cuba.
From NETHERLANDS- The US undersecretary of state for diplomacy, Karen Hughes has resigned- the 2 years of her efforts to improve the US image have been a failure. An interview with Jane Goodall about the recent finding that a third of all primates face extinction from human activity. Two months ago Israel is believed to have attacked a nuclear site in Syria- this was kept covered up by all parties- an analysis by an Israeli journalist.
From CUBA- The Israeli Defense minister is threatening a full scale invasion of Gaza, following continuing Israeli airstrikes and the cutting off of fuel and electricity to the area. The US is leading efforts to resist a complete ban on the use of cluster bombs- last year Israel dropped about 4 million cluster submunitions in 3 days in Lebanon, and the US has dropped at least 50 million submunitions in Iraq.
From RUSSIA- A commentary on the new economic sanctions on Iran imposed by the US with the accord of a few European nations- Iran has begun selling oil in Euros and other currencies and, combined with the surge in oil prices, will not feel much pressure.
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_11_02_07.mp3 >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml >
¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts
-- Nonviolence is a flop. The only bigger flop is violence.
-- Joan Baez
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