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News :: International : Media
The Shortwave Report 05/07/10 Listen Globally!
06 May 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 (May 7) 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, the Voice of Russia.
From CHINA- Reconstruction has begun in the villages in Shinghai province, home to ethnic Tibetans, which were destroyed in last months earthquake. Property sales plummeted in China due to government restrictions to prevent runaway inflation. China still plans to cut energy consumption 20% from 2006 by the end of this year. Two French professors have begun a drive from Shanghai to Paris in an all-electric car. The US disclosed that it has 5113 operationally deployed nuclear warheads, down from 30,000 in 1967. Iranian President Ahmedinejad said that nations who threaten with nuclear weapons should be punished. Iran says that the number of US warheads should be calculated by an independent study. The head of the IAEA asked foreign ministers for ideas on how to get Israel to join the non-proliferation treaty. The leader of the Pakistan Taliban appeared on a video threatening the US, three months after the US military declared that they had killed him.
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 United Nations outgoing chief climate change negotiator said there will be no significant attempts to fight climate change this year. Spanish Prime Minister Zapatero has denied that Spain will need to be bailed out like Greece was this week. A report from the streets in Athens where demonstrations against austerity measures turned violent, leaving three dead. Across Europe hundreds of thousands joined in May Day protests- a report from the annual confrontations in Berlin between police and demonstrators.
From CUBA- Labor protests are ongoing in Egypt where the minimum wage is $6 a month. The University of Puerto Rico remains closed after 13 days of students demonstrating against budget cuts. Civilian deaths in Afghanistan rose by 33% in recent months. Bolivian President Evo Morales has nationalized four more power plants in his country. The President of the Cuban Parliament says that he cannot trust US President Obama when he fails to release the Cuban 5.
From RUSSIA- The leaders of the Redshirt protests in Thailand say that they are prepared to reconcile with the government if demands are met. A report on the UN non-proliferation treaty being held in New York.

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_05_07_10.mp3 >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml >
¬°FurthuR! Dan Roberts
--"I wonder how the foreign policies of the United States would look if we wiped out the national boundaries of the world, at least in our minds, and thought of all children everywhere as our own."
-- Howard Zinn
See also:
http://www.outfarpress.com

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