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News :: International : Media
The Shortwave Report 7/4/08 Listen Globally!
03 Jul 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 (July 4) is up at the website in both broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quickdownload or streaming form (4.9MB) (28:59)
(NEW! If you have access to 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- In the wake of the earthquake, China is experiencing severe flooding and the start of the typhoon season 2 months sooner than normal. China opposes the issue of Tibet being brought up at the Olympics. China has called on the US to make efforts to stabilize its currency. S Korea continues to crack down on citizens protesting the coerced import of American beef. George Bush will visit S Korea early in August. The US has warned that if Poland rejects the placement of missiles in its country, then it will find other countries that will accept them. Greenpeace is successfully promoting the use of more environmentally friendly refrigerants and cooling systems around the world.
From NETHERLANDS- On July first the Netherlands enacted a ban on tobacco smoking in public places- here is an analysis of how this will affect coffeehouses where people often mix their hashish with tobacco. John McCain is visiting Colombia for 2 days- why he chose Colombia among the Latin American nations is discussed- most interestingly, Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt was freed from FARC rebels the day after this story aired, too late to make it into this week's Shortwave Report.
From CUBA- A Viewpoint on the launching of the US Navy's Fourth Fleet on Tuesday, sending US warships to the Southern Hemisphere despite the absence of wars in the region. The US Government has placed a moratorium on solar energy projects on government lands, citing a need to conduct environment impact studies that could take 2 years to complete. US advisors from the State Department played an integral part in drawing up oil contracts between the Iraqi government and 5 major Western oil companies.
From RUSSIA- An observation on the new Iraq oil contracts being offered to multinational corporations primarily based in the homeland of the occupying force, the US.
There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line at-

I was interviewed for an informative weekly radio show Mediageek, available at

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 < >
There are several other streams that work better- < >Freak Radio Santa Cruz now streams this program on Friday at 9:00am.(PDST)
The Shortwave Report may be downloaded as a podcast from < > or iTunes (search for "shortwave" in podcasts)
Check out the amazing streams at < >
And Radio For Peace International at < >

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-
< >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming-
< >
¬°FurthuR! Dan Roberts
--"You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it."
--Malcolm X
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