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News :: International : Media
The Shortwave Report 9/19/08 Listen Globally!
18 Sep 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 (September 19) 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} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)

This week's show features stories from China Radio International, Radio Netherlands, Radio Havana Cuba, and the Voice of Russia.
From CHINA- A report on the baby formula that was tainted with toxic melamine. China continues to urge dialogue and negotiations as the way to solve the Iran nuclear issue. The US government has decided to withdraw its citizens from Bolivia following the expulsion of the US Ambassador. A report states that China's economy will continue to grow despite the global economic downturn.
From NETHERLANDS- An analysis of the global economic crisis, attempting to explain why some financial institutions will be allowed to fail while others will be propped up. A high court in Netherlands has ruled that citizens may grow their own cannabis for medical reasons.
From CUBA- The damage to Cuba from the recent hurricanes includes the loss of a large quantity of basic foodstuffs stored in warehouses. Cuba turned down $100,000 in aid from the US State department, requesting instead that the US remove blockades on goods needed by the island. A Viewpoint on the tense situation in Bolivia, where some oil-rich regions have attempted to overthrow President Morales at the alleged urging of US advisors.
From RUSSIA- Russia and Cuba will step up their economic exchanges, and Russia sent much aid to the island. A NATO leader was quoted as saying that the alliance could not care less about the flow of drugs from Afghanistan to Europe. A commentary on the Pakistani army firing at US troops trying to enter the nation without consulting the government. A commentary on oil and mineral resources at the arctic, which Russia, the US, Denmark, Canada, and Norway all claim a right to exploit.
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 < feed://www.radio4all.net/responder.php/podcast/podcast.xml?series=outFarpress+presents > 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_09_19_08.mp3 >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml >
¬°FurthuR! Dan Roberts
--"I have noticed that as soon as you have soldiers the story is called history. Before their arrival it is called myth, folktale, legend, fairy tale, oral poetry, ethnography. After the soldiers arrive, it is called history."
--Paula Gunn Allen (1939-2008)
See also:
http://www.outfarpress.com

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