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News :: Environment : International : Media
The Shortwave Report 8/26/11 Listen Globally!
25 Aug 2011
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- HIGHEST QUALITY BROADCAST, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, the Voice of Russia, and NHK World Radio Japan.
Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (August 26) is up at the website http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (128kb)(27MB), broadcast quality (16MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom
(If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {27MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)

This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, the Voice of Russia, and NHK World Radio Japan..
From GERMANY- Some European economists say that if the 17 Eurozone nations were to pool their finances, it would be in much better shape than the US. In Libya the rebels seems to have united many different tribes on the way to Tripoli- there is a question as to how well they will all get along once a new government begins to form.
From CUBA- It turns out that US and NATO forces had key roles in the Libyan rebels push into Tripoli- and they were aided by covert forces from France, Britain, and some East European countries. A massive national strike in Chile has united trade union workers with the students who have been protesting for weeks. The Foreign Ministers from the Union of South American Nations have gathered in Argentina to find ways to mitigate the impact of the global financial disaster. Bolivian Assembly Socialist members voted to expel the US Agency for International Development for conspiring against the local government.
From RUSSIA- An analysis of the protests taking place at the White House to demand that President Obama put an end to the proposed tar sands oil pipeline from Alberta Canada to oil refineries on the Gulf Coast of Texas- which many say is the largest "carbon bomb" in North America.
From JAPAN- Prime Minister Kan says that he and his cabinet will resign next week if his bill on renewable energy passes through the Diet. The Japanese government has a plan to reduce the radiation level in Fukushima Prefecture by 50% within 2 years. Three quarters of the nuclear reactors in Japan are now out of service. NHK produced a daily segment last week on the various types of renewable energy being successfully used around the planet. This segment covers the use of a combination of solar panels and hydroelectric generators in Laos.
There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line -
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.
NEW TIME SLOT on KZYX! This program will be aired on Sunday afternoon at 4pm (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)
NEWLY CORRECTED!!! The Shortwave Report may be downloaded as a podcast from < feed://radio.indymedia.org/en/podcast?keys=shortwave++

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)
links for this week's edition-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/swr_08_26_11_128.mp3 > (27 MB) HIGHEST QUALITY
< http://www.outfarpress.com/swr_08_26_11.mp3 > (16MB) Broadcast Quality
< http://www.outfarpress.com/swr_08_26_11_24_22.mp3 > (6MB) Slow Modem streaming
Website Page-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml >
¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts

--"I am worried that students will take their obedient place in society and look to become successful cogs in the wheel - let the wheel spin them around as it wants without taking a look at what they're doing. I'm concerned that students not become passive acceptors of the official doctrine that's handed down to them from the White House, the media, textbooks, teachers and preachers.”
– Howard Zinn
See also:
http://www.outfarpress.com

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