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The Shortwave Report 2/8/08 Listen Globally!
by Dan Roberts
Email: outfarpress (nospam) saber.net
Phone: 707 459-1760
Address: PO Box 1162 Willits CA 95490
07 Feb 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 8) 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From CHINA- The UN Secretary General expressed concern about Chad and has withdrawn personnel from the African nation. Kenya has asked the African Union to send peacekeepers to stem violence in the nation. Iran has built a space center and will soon launch a satellite. Hamas has been asked by other Palestinians to cease retaliatory attacks on Israel. The shutdown of nuclear development in N Korea is progressing on schedule. China's Premier and Prime Minister visited Chinese regions still suffering from the effects of the worst winter weather in 50 or more years.
From NETHERLANDS- Chinese nomads have been using solar panels for a few years, thus not lacking electricity like their fellow countrymen. There have been demonstrations around the world in opposition to FARC rebels in Colombia- a US professor believes that the FARC rebels are no worse than the other paramilitary groups blessed by Colombian President Uribe. The Dutch Parliament held a mock vote for the US presidency and Barak Obama won by a landslide. A recent Dutch opinion poll found that voters had little opposition to a female or homosexual Prime Minister, but the majority would be opposed to a Jewish or Muslim candidate, or one over 70 years old.
From CUBA- The US 2008 Primary election will soon surpass the cost of the entire 2004 Presidential election. A Tennessee company has applied for a license to import and process radioactive waste from Europe. A federal judge has ruled that Geo Bush cannot overrule the recent ban on US military sonar experiments that cause damage to whales. Tuesday was the 5th anniversary of Colin Powell's testimony to the UN that convinced many countries to accept the US invasion of Iraq.
From RUSSIA- Geo Bush sent a proposed budget to Congress that includes more defense spending than the rest of the world combined. A commentary on a NATO report stating that the war in Afghanistan is not achieving the goals that have already been claimed by the US government.
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_08_08.mp3 >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml >
¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts
-Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.
-Franklin D Roosevelt
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