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The Shortwave Report 2/22/08 Listen Globally!
by Dan Roberts
Email: outfarpress (nospam) saber.net
Phone: 707 459-1760
Address: PO Box 1162 Willits CA 95490
21 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 22) 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 is beginning work on a series of new nuclear power plants expected to come online in 2012. 2 new suicide bombing attacks have rocked Afghanistan, and Norway announced that its troops will be stationed there for 7 more years. China has expressed grave concern over Kosovo's unilateral declaration of independence from Serbia.
From NETHERLANDS- The European Parliament was heavily criticized by the Serbian Minister of Foreign Affairs, who condemned the Kosovo independence in no uncertain terms. 122 nations are meeting in New Zealand to try and negotiate a ban on the use of cluster bombs. While G Bush was touring in West Africa, the notion of creating a US Command Center there was rejected by every nation but Liberia- the command center will stay in Germany.
From CUBA- A Viewpoint on the calm reaction of the Cuban citizens to Fidel Castro's announcement that he will neither run for nor accept the role of President- he said he will accept the role of a simple soldier in the ongoing battle of ideas.
From RUSSIA- Russia was very concerned about US plans to shoot down an out of control satellite, which was reportedly accomplished last night- Moscow felt that the US wanted to destroy military equipment on the satellite and use a missile as a test of the Star Wars project. Russia is opposed to the Kosovo declaration of independence because of the precedence it will establish- several countries in Europe and Asia have separatist movements that would like to accomplish the same kind of self-determination.
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_22_08.mp3 >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml >
¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts
-"Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes."
- Maggie Kuhn
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