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News :: International : Media
The Shortwave Report 05/14/10 Listen Globally!
13 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 14) 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- On Monday Thailand's Redshirt protestors agreed to the offers made by the Prime Minister to dissolve Parliament and hold elections, but insisted on staying in the streets until the Deputy Prime Minister surrenders to the police- on Wednesday the government cut power and water to the protestors. Russia signed an agreement to build Turkey's first nuclear power plant. 5 Colombians face sabotage charges in Venezuela for tampering with the nations power grid.
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 light of the worsening Gulf oil spill, a salmon fisher from Kodiak Island describes what happened to the community following the Exxon oil spill 21 years ago. A report says that Europe will become irrelevant globally unless it creates a united political front. In a controversial move, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has formally invited Israel to join it. An explanation from Monday of how the Euro was saved by loan guarantees of 500 billion Euros.
From CUBA- US Senators are trying to push President Obama to sign an international treaty banning land mines. The International Atomic Energy Agency has tentatively announced plans to discuss Israeli nuclear weapons. BP is using toxic chemicals to disperse the toxic oil spill in the Gulf- the owner of the oil rig that exploded, Trans Ocean, has made a $270 million profit from an insurance pay out for the disaster. The International Red Cross reports that the US is operating a "secret prison" at an airbase in Afghanistan despite US government denials. Seymour Hersch reports that US forces are carrying out "battlefield executions" of prisoners in Afghanistan. Deadly drone attacks have been increased in Pakistan since US officials accused the Taliban of involvement in the failed car bomb in New York. McClatchy news agency says that Pakistani investigators are unable to find evidence linking the Time Square bombing suspect with the Taliban or other militant groups. Despite bad economic conditions, the leading US banks made profits every single day in the first three months of this year.
From RUSSIA- A commentary on a new US/Russia agreement on the civilian uses of nuclear energy. A commentary on the immigration law in Arizona, comparing it to the US Civil War over slavery.

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_14_10.mp3 >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml >
¬°FurthuR! Dan Roberts
--"One must always maintain one's connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it."
-- Gaston Bachelard
See also:
http://www.outfarpress.com

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