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News :: International : Media
The Shortwave Report 5/23/08 Listen Globally!
22 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 23) 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)
(NEW! If you have access to Audioport.org there is a higher quality version posted up there {26.7MB} )

This week's show features stories from China Radio International, Radio Netherlands, Radio Havana Cuba, and the Voice of Russia.
From CHINA- CRI interrupted regular programming for 3 days to mourn the earthquake victims and focus on related news. Rescue workers evacuated hundreds of thousands from stricken areas, and China requested more tents from the international community. Huge crevices on mountains and slides caused many to be evacuated a week after the initial quake. The United Nations Human Rights Council members were elected to seats this week.
From NETHERLANDS- An interview with Raj Patel, UC Berkeley scholar and author of "Stuffed or Starved," on the role the IMF and US farming subsidies are having on the global food crisis. An overview of the conference on cluster bombs which is underway in Dublin, where many hope to see a ban on the stockpiling and use of these weapons.
From CUBA- More on the conference on cluster bombs, which is not being attended by China, Russia, or the US which is the largest producer and stockpiler of the bombs. A Viewpoint on the US "Plan for transition in Cuba," which many Cubans see as an ongoing strategy to overthrow their government and way of life.
From RUSSIA- Protests continue in Prague against US plans to install part of the Missile Shield in the Czech Republic. The Pentagon announced an increase in troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. A commentary on the US plan to build a 40 acre prison in Afghanistan while aid for reconstruction has never materialized.
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_23_08.mp3 >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml >
¬°FurthuR! Dan Roberts
--"There is no force more potent in the modern world than stupidity fueled by greed."
--Edward Abbey
See also:
http://www.outfarpress.com

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