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News :: International : Media
The Shortwave Report 10/17/08 Listen Globally!
16 Oct 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 (October 17) 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- China again demanded that the US cancel its arms sales to Taiwan. China is confident in its plans to keep its economic growth steady, and an analyst from Merrill Lynch agrees. The World Food Program is worried that the poorest people will be hungrier, sicker, and have fewer jobs because of the global financial crisis. North Korea has resumed the disabling of its nuclear facilities, following the removal of the US designation that it is a terrorist state. China has set up a center for research into nuclear fusion and is a partner in the construction of a fusion power plant in France.
From NETHERLANDS- Radio Netherlands has announced that it will eliminate shortwave broadcasts to North America on October 26. The decision is based on their surveys that find very few listeners in N America. If you ever listen to RN on shortwave, please let them know- by email to letters (at) rnw.nl or send them a letter to Radio Netherlands Worldwide, PO Box 222, 1200JG, Hilversum, The Netherlands.
As oil prices fall, many environmentalists worry that there will be less emphasis on developing alternative energy sources. Some European politicians see the financial crisis as the time when Western nations cease dictating their economic systems to the rest of the world- and the President of the World Bank will no longer automatically be an American.
From CUBA- As a result of the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip, over 240 medical patients died needlessly since June 2007.
From RUSSIA- 3 commentaries from the VOR. First, the new budget for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan nearly equal the cost of the US financial bailout. Time is running out for an agreement on the status of US troops in Iraq. Finally, observations on an editorial in Newsweek called "The Fall of America Incorporated."
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_10_17_08.mp3 >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml >
¬°FurthuR! Dan Roberts
--"Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it."
--Mark Twain
See also:
http://www.outfarpress.com

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