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The Shortwave Report 2/1/08 Listen Globally!
by Dan Roberts
Email: outfarpress (nospam) saber.net
Phone: 707 459-1760
Address: PO Box 1162 Willits CA 95490
31 Jan 2008
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 (February 1) 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 been experiencing extreme snow and ice for more than two weeks leaving vast areas of the country without fuel, energy, or transportation- this is definitely the biggest story in China right now. China wants reform at the United Nations Security Council, giving a more important role to developing countries, especially those from Africa. Pakistan President Musharaf is concluding his pinstripe suit tour of Europe, assuring Gordon Brown that upcoming elections will be free and fair.
From NETHERLANDS- Canadian troops serving under NATO in Afghanistan have not been turning prisoners over to local authorities to prevent them from being tortured- when human rights groups made this torture public months ago, the Canadian government dismissed the charges.
From CUBA- US veterans protested at the Canadian embassy in Washington, demanding that US war resisters be allowed to remain in Canada. According to a British newspaper, the cultivation of opium poppies is spreading rapidly in several areas of Iraq. The Israeli military prevented delivery of relief materials to the Gaza Strip- the donors were Israeli humanitarian groups. Israeli military officials have told the Supreme Court that they intend to continue cutting electricity and fuel to Palestinian areas.
From RUSSIA- An analysis of the attempt by Egypt to bring Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah together, as the only solution to establishing a Palestinian state. A commentary on the US and British continued attempts to establish sanctions against Iran before the IAEA can give an updated report due in March.
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_02_01_08.mp3 >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml >
¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts
Fortunately, somewhere between chance and mystery lies imagination, the only thing that protects our freedom, despite the fact that people keep trying to reduce it or kill it altogether.
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