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News :: International : Media
The Shortwave Report 11/27/09 Listen Globally!
26 Nov 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 (November 27) 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’s Shanghai Automotive has become the world's largest auto manufacturer. The Chinese government has sent envoys to Ecuador, Peru, and Brazil to encourage business relationships in Latin America. The Japanese Foreign Ministry uncovered a secret Japan-US pact that allows US military to enter Japanese territory with nuclear weapons. In the Philippines, gunmen killed many in a convoy, including 20 journalists, driving to file candidacy papers for an upcoming election. Ousted Honduran President Zelaya called on all countries in the Americas to reject the upcoming Presidential election. Iranian President Ahmedinejad says that the proposal to exchange used nuclear fuel to France and Russia came from his country and not the West.
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 British inquiry into the Iraq war began this week with civil servants, intelligence chiefs, and politicians all to be questioned in the course of the next few months. Italian activists are planning a "no Berlusconi day" on December 5th. A report on the global "Buy Nothing Day," an attempt to make affluent countries aware of the impact of consumerism.
From CUBA- The District of Columbia will pay $14 million to settle a class action suit brought by protestors arrested at an IMF meeting in 2000. Protestors demanding a 40% cut in greenhouse gas emissions were arrested in Australia. A Viewpoint on Panama, 20 years after the US invasion of Panama- new US military bases are being established there as well as in Colombia.
From RUSSIA- The White House says that each additional soldier sent to Afghanistan will cost the US taxpayers $1 million a year. Belgian Prime Minister Herman Van Rompuy has become the first president of the European Union. A commentary on Sarah Palin's new book, "Going Rogue," and her political future.
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_11_27_09.mp3 >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml >
¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts
--"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."
--John F Kennedy
See also:
http://www.outfarpress.com

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