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News :: International : Media
The Shortwave Report 08/21/09 Listen Globally!
20 Aug 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 (August 21) 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- Taiwan was hit by the worst typhoon in 50 years, receiving a years worth of rain in a few days- China and other nations are delivering aid. China cut its holdings of US Treasury debt in June by the biggest margin in 9 years. China is developing a universal health care program, creating an essential drug system. North Korea ordered special alerts in response to upcoming military exercises by the US and South Korea. Iranian President Ahmadinejad announced that 3 women will join his cabinet. Venezuelan President Chavez accused the US military of ordering the removal of Honduran President Zelaya. The government of Spain has launched a plan to reduce the use of plastic bags in stores.
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.
In the days before the election in Afghanistan there were many stories about the political situation in the nation- here is one concerning President Karzai's links with former warlords and militia leaders.
From CUBA- Venezuelan President Chavez said the coup in Honduras was choreographed at a US military base. Amnesty International released evidence of abuses by the Honduran military regime in control of the country. A delegation from the military government in Honduras held talks in Washington with the State Department- afterward Hillary Clinton told the press that the US military will only use existing bases in Colombia, not build new ones. Then a Viewpoint on the US military/ Colombian government agreement, which has created strong opposition in Latin America and among Colombian citizens as well.
From RUSSIA- A commentary on the Russian sale of tanks and other military hardware to Venezuela. The new head of the British armed forces warned that the UK's mission in Afghanistan could last 40 years- Britain has a history of 3 failed wars in the region.
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_08_21_09.mp3 >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml >
¬°FurthuR! Dan Roberts
--"I am astonished each time I come to the U.S. by the ignorance of a high percentage of the population, which knows almost nothing about Latin America or about the world. It's quite blind and deaf to anything that may happen outside the frontiers of the U.S.."
--Eduardo Galeano
See also:
http://www.outfarpress.com

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