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News :: International : Media
The Shortwave Report 02/06/09 Listen Globally!
05 Feb 2009
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 (February 6) 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- MacDonalds is opening up 175 new outlets and creating 10,000 jobs in China this year. Northern China is continuing to experience a severe drought. The new US Secretary of Energy has warned that the Sierra Mountains in California could lose 90 percent of its snowpack due to global warming. Britain is covered in record-breaking snowfall. The World Economic Forum concluded in Davos, with few representatives from the banking industry in attendance. Leaders of Hamas in Palestine say that they will accept a one year truce with Israel. The Egyptian President lashed out at Hamas for not being willing to make a compromise with Israel. Palestinian President Abbas reasserted his charge that Israel is guilty of war crimes in the latest attacks on the Gaza Strip.
From NETHERLANDS- Radio Netherlands has eliminated shortwave broadcasts to North America. 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.
One of the effects of the Israeli attacks on Gaza is the destruction of 60 percent of its farmland, setting up serious food shortages for the coming year. A press review on the Dutch government’s inquiry into their support of the US invasion of Iraq in 2003. Militants in the Pakistani portion of the Khyber Pass have cut off a supply route for the NATO troops occupying Afghanistan. An American organization thinks that the Netherlands should be made a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize for its policy on drugs.
From CUBA- Israel has placed severe restrictions on the Al-Jazeera network because of their recent coverage of the Gaza massacre. The Obama White House has decided not to end the practice of Extraordinary Rendition. Many legal and human rights activists in Europe are demanding that George Bush be charged with crimes against humanity.
From RUSSIA- The head of the IAEA, Mohamed ElBaradei, says that direct dialogue between the US and Iran will lead to a normalization of relations in the Middle East.
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_02_06_09.mp3 >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml >
¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts
--" Americans think of themselves collectively as a huge rescue squad on twenty-four-hour call to any spot on the globe where dispute and conflict may erupt."
--Malcolm X
See also:
http://www.outfarpress.com

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