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The Shortwave Report 12/28/07 ¡Listen Globally!
by Dan Roberts
Email: outfarpress (nospam) saber.net (verified)
Phone: 707 459-1760
Address: PO Box 1162 Willits CA 95490
27 Dec 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 (December 28) 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 published a white paper pledging to develop sustainable energy resources. Most of the work disabling the nuclear facility in N Korea is expected to be completed by the end of this year. China expects to have built 9 million automobiles in 2007. China's anti-drug program is expanding and shifting to confront the rapid rise in methamphetamine use. Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov slammed the US antimissile plan, saying it will undermine strategic balance with Russia. Sunday's general election in Thailand saw the People Power Party, giving it a near-majority in Parliament.
From NETHERLANDS- More on the election in Thailand which effectively ousts the military coup that occurred in September 2006. Canada is to establish legislation on the safety of imported goods following several toxic consumer items produced in China.
From CUBA- A Viewpoint on the Petrocaribe summit held in Cuba, where Hugo Chavez announced plans for low-cost oil products to Latin American nations, long-term low interest loans, and a fund to develop alternative energy sources. On Monday Israeli warplanes attacked a refugee camp in Gaza Strip, a few hours before peace talks were to begin. Palestinian leaders urged Israel to halt plans to build 740 new homes on occupied land near Jerusalem, saying it will sabotage peace talks.
From RUSSIA- Both Israelis and Palestinians are skeptical about the prospects of peace in the region. There were 2 bomb attacks Tuesday in Turkey, possibly the work of Kurdish rebels. A political commentary on the Turkish bombings of Kurdish rebels in Iraq. Iran has proposed the construction of 19 nuclear power plants and put the work out to bid, or tender, to the international community.
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_12_28_07.mp3 >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml >
¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts
A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.
-Adlai E Stevenson
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