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News :: International : Media
The Shortwave Report 04/02/10 Listen Globally!
01 Apr 2010
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 (April 2) 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- Experts from China and Taiwan are meeting to expand cross-strait economic ties. Democrat and Republican party leaders met with Chinese political party leaders in a high-level exchange. The US has reaffirmed its commitment to the "One China policy." China's need for imported oil continues to increase at a rate that is alarming to economists and politicians. A US drone attack killed 6 people in Pakistan on Wednesday. Israeli forces fired on demonstrators along the fence in Gaza. A Chechen militant is said to have claimed responsibility for the deadly attacks on the Moscow subway.
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.
A woman from Human Rights Watch discusses how the rights abuses in Chechnya fueled the suicide bombings in Moscow and Dagestan. Belgium may be the first European country to implement a ban on burkas. Pope Benedict referred to priest sex scandals as "petty gossip." In Italy, Berlusconi's coalition party surprised everyone by gaining more regions in recent elections. French President Sarkosy has warned the US that it cannot run the world alone. The US Bureau of Prisons is being sued for discriminating against Muslims.
From CUBA- Bolivian President Morales announced oil exploration will be carried out in the Amazon region near the border with Brazil. A Viewpoint on the resolution by the European Parliament concerning human rights violations in Cuba. North Korea warned the US to stop allowing journalists inside the demilitarized zone.
From RUSSIA- Russia mourned the deaths in the subway bombings on Tuesday and made threats against the perpetrators. On Wednesday a second pair of suicide bombings occurred in the northern Caucuses. A group of British Parliamentarians has urged the government to make the UK foreign policy less dependent on the US.
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_04_02_10.mp3 >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml >
¬°FurthuR! Dan Roberts
--"For the first time in California's history, our state government spent more money on prisons than higher education."
-- Alberto Torrico, California Attorney General candidate
See also:
http://www.outfarpress.com

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