Comment on this article |
Email this article |
News :: International : Media
The Shortwave Report 3/21/08 Listen Globally!
by Dan Roberts
Email: outfarpress (nospam) saber.net
Phone: 707 459-1760
Address: PO Box 1162 Willits CA 95490
20 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 21) 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 first ministerial meeting for an upcoming G-8 summit on Climate Change concluded last weekend. Dick Cheney announced that the US occupation of Iraq has been a successful endeavor. An international conference on Iraqi refugees was held in Jordan. China says that the Dalai Lama was behind the riots that began last weekend in Tibet.
From NETHERLANDS- An analysis of the Chinese government's claim that the Dalai Lama had arranged the riots in Tibet to ruin the upcoming Olympic Games in Beijing. The World Wildlife Fund is pushing to create a wind energy park in the North Sea off the coast of the Netherlands. A report on the fifth anniversary of the US invasion and occupation of Iraq.
From CUBA- Amnesty International says that the current situation in Iraq is disastrous. The magazine Mother Jones has compiled a list of songs that the US military and the CIA use for disorientation during interrogations. Due to the accelerated melting of glaciers, the UN Environment Program is urging countries to agree on a new emissions reduction pact. While the US government is planning on erecting a fence along the border with Mexico, the town of Yuma Arizona is looking at digging a moat. Last Sunday was the fifth anniversary of the murder of American Rachel Corrie in Palestine by an armored bulldozer.
from RUSSIA- Arab MPs are suggesting that the Lebanese leaders should call for a nationwide conference on internal reconciliation. A monument to literary genius James Joyce was unveiled in Moscow on St Patricks day. A report on the status of life in Iraq by the International Red Cross on the fifth anniversary of the US led invasion. A draft resolution on the listing of Venezuela as a terrorism supporting nation was submitted in the US Congress.
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_21_08.mp3 >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml >
¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts
Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.
This work licensed under a
Creative Commons license