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The Shortwave Report 4/04/08 Listen Globally!
by Dan Roberts
Email: outfarpress (nospam) saber.net
Phone: 707 459-1760
Address: PO Box 1162 Willits CA 95490
03 Apr 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 (April 4) 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- V 2000 delegates are attending talks in Bangkok in preparation for the UN conference on Climate Change to be held in Copenhagen in Dec 2009. North Korea has been criticizing South Korea's new President for his pro-US policies. China's Ministry of Public Security says they have proof that the riots in Tibet were orchestrated by the so-called "Dalai-clique" and will evolve to disrupt the Olympic games. A crucial NATO summit is being held in Romania this week.
From NETHERLANDS- One of the most controversial agendas at the NATO summit was the US Missile Defense program or "star wars"- the Czech population is strongly opposed to the project- as of press time it seems that NATO has agreed to go along with the development. Amnesty International has warned that the Chinese government has increased human rights violations on the way to the opening of the Olympic games.
From CUBA- The Indian Foreign Minister advised the Dalai Lama to cease political activities that could damage relations with China. The World Health Organization criticized Israel for blocking medical care for sick Palestinians in Gaza. The US Congress has authorized legal and environmental exemptions to speed up completion of the wall along the US- Mexico border.
from RUSSIA- Russia is very unhappy with the US delivery of weapons to Kosovo. A Gallup poll found that Americans believe Iran is their biggest enemy, followed by Iraq and China. Russia will draft 130,000 young men into the military in the next 3 months. A commentary on the US goals for NATO expansion in Eastern Europe. Then a commentary on the US military expansion into space, with bases in Alaska and California.
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_04_04_08.mp3 >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml >
¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts
-"Once one comes to understand that much of what one sees and hears serves to make fraud seem respectable, one is in trouble."
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