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The Shortwave Report 07/03/09 Listen Globally!
02 Jul 2009
Modified: 08:18:37 PM
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 3) 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- China had delayed the installation of mandatory software that filters out access to pornography and violence on the internet. There has been a large increase in the number of weather-related disasters in China since the 1990s. China's central bank has reiterated its call for a new super-sovereign reserve currency, to counteract the instability of the dollar. China is working to reopen 6-party talks with North Korea, saying that it is the best way to denuclearize the peninsula. Venezuelan President Chavez says he is strengthening his military for defense against the US. US President Obama hailed the withdrawal of US troops from Iraqi cities.
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) or send them a letter to Radio Netherlands Worldwide, PO Box 222, 1200JG, Hilversum, The Netherlands.
An analysis of the US troop withdrawal from Iraqi cities by Phyllis Bennis from the Institute For Policy Studies in Washington DC. A report on the growing influence of lobbyists on European politics- is the European Union a democracy or a lobbyocracy?
From CUBA- A report on the demonstrations Monday in Honduras, the day after the President was kidnapped in the course of a military coup. By Wednesday the military was accused of trying to create the conditions of civil unrest that would justify their occupation- President Zelaya says he will return to Honduras this Saturday in the company of other Latin American leaders. 10,000 Pakistanis rallied Sunday to protest the continuing attacks by US military drones. The Israeli government announced plans to expropriate a new swath of the occupied West Bank, 54 square miles of territory.
From RUSSIA- All casinos in Russia closed permanently on July 1st, with the exception of 4 remaining in remote regions. The Guardian newspaper has launched a contest to get citizens to investigate elected officials expenses. The reality of a hydrogen powered car may be closer than was thought, according to the manufacturer of the Riverside Urban Car.
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 < feed:// > 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
--"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."
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