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The Shortwave Report 08/06/10 Listen Globally!
05 Aug 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. Netherlands, Cuba, Germany, and Russia. 
Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (August 6) is up at the website in both broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quickdownload or streaming form (4.9MB) (28:59)
(NEW! If you have access to there is a higher quality version posted up there {26.7MB}

This week's show features stories from Radio Netherlands, Radio Havana Cuba, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and the Voice of Russia.
From CHINA- Again, more flooding and more rain the forecast in Northeast China. The government in China controls the cost of natural resources and has plans to place caps on those prices. South Korea began more military exercises despite threats from the North. Ban Ki Moon will be the first United Nations Secretary-General to attend the annual peace memorial ceremony in Hiroshima. The Mexican government revealed that 28,000 have died in drug violence since President Calderon came into office in 2006. Pakistan has been hit by huge floods, submerging villages and killing more than a thousand, while the President is visiting the UK.
From NETHERLANDS- An on the ground report from the flooding in Pakistan, where aid from the government is inadequate. Meat and milk from the offspring of a cloned cow is in the market in Britain. Another bomb in Northern Ireland is again threatening the peace accord, with dissident Republicans the prime suspects.
From CUBA- Brazilian President Lula de Silva says that dialogue rather than sanctions will solve the Iranian nuclear issue including the fuel exchange with Brazil and Turkey. President Obama announced that the combat phaser of the war on Iraq ends this month although tens of thousands of troops will remain, along with untold mercenaries. Colombian troops are accused of making civilian deaths look like guerilla fighters to get more money from the US government. A treaty banning cluster bombs went into force this week- the US has refused to sign the treaty and continues to be the largest producer and stockpiler of the munitions on this planet.
From RUSSIA- A report on the devastating fires in Russia along with the worst heat wave there in history- the fires just missed reaching two nuclear power plants. Russia is worried about the escalation of fighting between Israel and the Gaza Strip. An analysis on President Obama's recent statements that the US has very modest objectives in Afghanistan.
There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line at-

I was interviewed for an informative weekly radio show Mediageek, available at

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 < >
There are several other streams that work better- < >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:// > or iTunes (search for "shortwave" in podcasts)
Check out the amazing streams at < >
And Radio For Peace International at < >

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-
< >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming-
< >
¬°FurthuR! Dan Roberts
--"The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer."
-- Edward R Murrow
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