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The Shortwave Report 3/14/08 Listen Globally!
by Dan Roberts
Email: outfarpress (nospam) saber.net
Phone: 707 459-1760
Address: PO Box 1162 Willits CA 95490
13 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 14) 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 will continue to participate in the international nuclear fusion project despite a suspension of funding by the US government. "Chinese authorities will adopt a first strike policy against the three evil forces- terrorists, separatists, and extremists." Israel announced more new construction in Palestinian territory, further damaging any hope for a peace settlement. The Palestinian Prime Minister met with Tony Blair in his capacity as envoy for the so-called "quartet of peacemakers."
From NETHERLANDS- A press report on human trafficking in the Netherlands. Another press report on the state of coffeehouses selling marijuana in the Netherlands. Climate change is already seriously threatening the extinction of several indigenous peoples, including the Sami of northern Norway. The crisis between Colombia, Venezuela, and Ecuador came to a peaceful conclusion- but which country gained an advantage as a result of the near war?
From CUBA- The United Nations and the US AID are significantly cutting back emergency food aid because of the soaring global food prices. Louise Arbour is stepping down as High Commissioner for Human Rights at the UN is stepping down- she has been openly critical of the so-called "War On Terror" and Israel. The chief of the US Central Command is apparently retiring after only one year in the position- there is speculation that his opposition to attacking Iran is the reason he is leaving.
Russia is concerned about the stepped up military presence in the Mediterranean, especially naval ships off the Lebanese coast. At the UN, Russia is insisting on resuming talks on Kosovo and creating a path of resettlement that is acceptable to both Kosovo Albanians and Serbs. Ecuador's President has offered to create the Organization of American States without the participation of the US, in order to prevent the US from intervening in the internal politics of Latin American nations.
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_14_08.mp3 >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml >
¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts
Tell people something they know already and they will thank you for it. Tell them something new and they will hate you for it.
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