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News :: International : Media
The Shortwave Report 05/08/09 Listen Globally!
07 May 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 (May 8) 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, Japan, and South Korea are establishing a multi-billion dollar emergency fund to help out Asian nations in the financial crisis. The H1N1 virus continues to spread, though the sense of panic suddenly diminished. China instituted emergency measures, including transporting quarantined Mexicans home. China like many nations banned imports of pork products from flu hit areas in Mexico and the US. The Prime Minister of Nepal resigned after he dismissed the army chief for refusing to integrate former rebels into the army. Outrage at the US military followed Red Cross reports of dozens of civilian deaths in Afghanistan. Europe's high unemployment rate could lead to a social crisis according to the President of Luxembourg. NATO has begun controversial military exercises in Georgia following a brief mutiny.
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.
The NATO military exercises in Georgia are considered a provocation by Russia in light of the war last year in South Ossetia. Hawks in the US government are raising fear that the Taliban will seize nuclear weapons in Pakistan and calling for direct US intervention. In an era of imbedded reporting and government controlled media, the role of bloggers and citizens with cell phone cameras in exposing oppressive governments has become crucial.
From CUBA- A UN inquiry has blamed Israel for attacks on UN facilities in Gaza during the invasion last January, in the final days of the Bush administration. China is rapidly increasing its role in the development of Latin American petroleum resources.
From RUSSIA- Russia believes that the purpose of the NATO military exercises in Georgia is to stimulate another war in the region. Condoleezza Rice raised much controversy by her statements about torture last week. As the US and Russia negotiate the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty, other nations with serious nuclear arsenals are not at the discussion.
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_05_08_09.mp3 >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml >
¬°FurthuR! Dan Roberts
--"You can't depend on your judgment when your imagination is out of focus."
--Mark Twain
See also:
http://www.outfarpress.com

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