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The Shortwave Report 11/23/07 ¡Listen Globally!
by Dan Roberts
Email: outfarpress (nospam) saber.net
Phone: 707 459-1760
Address: PO Box 1162 Willits CA 95490
22 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 23) 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 EU and some developing nations will participate in a global climate change association to fight against natural disaster. ASEAN, the Association of SouthEast Asian Nations, had its charter signed- it is a rules-based legal entity for the region like the EU. China's lunar orbiter had made 158 orbits around the moon by Tuesday afternoon. Tony Blair as international envoy announced 4 projects to aid Palestine. Venezuelan President Chavez visited Iran and expressed support for Iran's right to develop nuclear energy.
From NETHERLANDS- An analysis of the French strike which is a reaction to President Sarkosy's plans to overhaul France's labor market, not just change a few pension plans. 50 countries and organizations have been invited to Middle East peace talks in Maryland next week- an analysis of the chances for success at the conference.
From CUBA- US government contracts for work in Iraq and Afghanistan have more than doubled since 2004, with KBR getting almost half of the money. A UN panel released a dire report on the progress of climate change- next month there will be a conference in Bali to replace the Kyoto Protocol with a Global Climate Change Treaty. The British newspaper The Independent reported on the pollution levels produced by a US energy firm that has strong support and ties to the Republican party. Plans to remove land mines are being held up due to a lack of funding from first-world nations.
From RUSSIA- Russia and the US have agreed on plans to scrap large amounts of weapons grade plutonium. In Kuwait, Colin Powell said that the US population would not accept military intervention in Iran, since nuclear weapon production is years away in Iran. Canada is rejecting some US military personnel seeking refuge from what they consider an illegal war.
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 Monday at 5:30pm(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_11_23_07.mp3 >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml >
¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts
--There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One is roots; the other, wings.
- Hodding Carter
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