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News :: International : Media
The Shortwave Report 03/26/10 Listen Globally!
25 Mar 2010
Modified: 08:08:15 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 (March 26) 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- Google has moved some of its search engine servers out of China to Hong Kong in the ongoing dispute over censorship. The US and Russia have reached an agreement on nuclear weapons reduction. An Israeli diplomat has been expelled from Britain because of forged passports in the plot to kill a Hamas leader in Dubai.
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.
David Cronin, a reporter from Brussels, issued a citizens arrest on Tony Blair for war crimes but was pushed away by bodyguards. Hillary Clinton offered further aid in the war on drugs in Mexico, including social development in border towns.
From CUBA- Another Guantanamo prisoner has been released without charges after 8 years. The Obama administration is looking at Afghanistan as a site for holding foreign prisoners without charges, to replace Guantanamo. The US military confirmed that they no longer eradicate opium production in Afghanistan, saying "we don't trample the livelihood of those we are trying to win over." This week was the 30th anniversary of the assassination of Bishop Oscar Romero in El Salvador. Many Haitians protested the arrival of former US Presidents Clinton and Bush. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu renewed his vow to keep expanding Jewish settlements in occupied East Jerusalem.
From RUSSIA- Iraqi citizens went to the streets to protest election results, demanding a recount. Protests continue in Greece with people demanding the wealthy be taxed to make up for the economic collapse. France and Germany will help bail out Greece if they agree to purchase new weapons. The Earth Hour Action is taking place this Saturday March 27th at 8:30pm local time- the plan is to not use electricity for one hour to consider how we could all conserve resources.
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_03_26_10.mp3 >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml >
¬°FurthuR! Dan Roberts
--"Satire died the day Henry Kissinger was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and it died a second time the day that Tony Blair was appointed Special Envoy for the Middle East."
--Ken Loach, filmaker
See also:
http://www.outfarpress.com

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