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The Shortwave Report 3/7/08 Listen Globally!
by Dan Roberts
Email: outfarpress (nospam) saber.net
Phone: 707 459-1760
Address: PO Box 1162 Willits CA 95490
06 Mar 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 (March 7) 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 opposed to a US Defense Department report that China's military is becoming more of a threat. Dmitri Medvedev was elected President of Russia in a landslide election. China has urged Israel to end its attacks on Gaza where over 120 Palestinians have been killed. Condi Rice went to Israel, allegedly to encourage Middle East peace, while Israeli President Omert threatened to take on Iran. Iranian President Ahmadinejad visited Iraq, offered financial support, and accused the US military of creating insecurity and violence in the Middle East.
From NETHERLANDS- The United Nations agency for drugs reports that the most serious and widespread substance abuse in America is with pharmaceuticals, while in Europe the use of cocaine has vastly increased. Colombia's attack on FARC rebels across the border in Ecuador has led to many disputes and the threat of a ground war- in the Western hemisphere, only the US supports the attack- an analysis by a member of the Center For International Policy in Washington.
From CUBA- More on the extreme tensions in South America as a result of Colombia's incursion into Ecuador. On Tuesday, hundreds of women and children marched in protest in the small Somali town which was bombed by US forces on Monday. Israel continued attacks on Gaza while Condi Rice was visiting on a peace mission- the ratio of deaths in recent fighting is 40 Palestinians to 1 Israeli.
From RUSSIA- A commentary on the historic nature of Iranian President Ahmadinejad's visit to Iraq this week. A commentary on the war on Afghanistan, where deaths on both sides are the highest in 7 years of fighting.
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_03_07_08.mp3 >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml >
¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts
The American people need to know the truth. The American people need to see the truth. In a democracy, letting the people know the truth is the essence of what it means to be free.
- Barbara Boxer
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