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The Shortwave Report 5/9/08 Listen Globally!
by Dan Roberts
Email: outfarpress (nospam) saber.net
Phone: 707 459-1760
Address: PO Box 1162 Willits CA 95490
08 May 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 (May 9) 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- Iran has ceased selling its oil for US dollars, accepting only Euros or Yen. The Iranian government has suspended talks with the US until US forces stop attacking Shiite forces in Iraq. A US report criticizing the oppression of religion and minorities in China was denounced by the Chinese government. Some Chinese youth suggest that youth exchange programs should be expanded to increase international understanding.
From NETHERLANDS- First a press review on the attitudes of young Dutch people concerning war and world hunger. Some European nations have banned youth from purchasing a few violent video games- the European Commission wants to set standards and have them adopted by member states. An interview with Misha Glenny, author of McMafia, who says that organized crime is a greater threat than terrorism, and that marijuana should be legalized.
From CUBA- Nobel Peace prize winner Nelson Mandela is flagged on US terrorist watch lists. A top US psychiatric researcher points out that there are more deaths from the suicides of soldiers sent to Iraq and Afghanistan than there are combat deaths. The Pentagon has resurrected the 4th fleet to patrol the waters of Latin America and the Caribbean, to confront the rise of left-wing politics in the regions.
From RUSSIA- A commentary on US troop maneuvers in the Arctic region, which may portend a battle for the oil resources of the Arctic shelf claimed by Russia, Canada, and the US. A commentary on the 5th anniversary of George Bush's "Mission Accomplished" speech aboard an aircraft carrier.
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 (PDST) 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.(PDST)
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_05_09_08.mp3 >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml >
¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts
-"There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people."
- Howard Zinn
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