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News :: Environment : International : Media
The Shortwave Report 9/02/11 Listen Globally!
01 Sep 2011
Modified: 07:53:22 PM
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. China Radio International, the Voice Of Russia, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Radio Havana Cuba.
Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (September 2) is up at the website 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}

This week's show features stories from China Radio International, the Voice of Russia, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Radio Havana Cuba.
From CHINA- China has enacted a new income tax law which greatly reduces the number of of citizens required to file. The Chinese government says that stabilizing consumer prices remains the top priority. China has an aircraft carrier, making it the last of the UN Permanent Security members to possess one. The Chinese government is trying to work out compensation for damages caused by the huge Conoco Philips oil spill in a north China bay. There are conflicting stories from two of the sons of Muammar Gaddafi.
From RUSSIA- With the war on Libya apparently winding down, it is easy for NATO to feel triumphant. However many analysts differ on the success of the operation to oust Gaddafi.
From JAPAN- A Libyan rebel leader says that about 50,000 people have been killed in the fighting since March. Then another section from the series on renewable energy sources that NHK ran 2 weeks ago. This one is on marine energy, including wave and tidal research in Europe.
From GERMANY-- The German government has decided not to restart the 8 nuclear power plants shut down after Fukushima. Turkey and Israel are facing a showdown over last year's killing of 9 Turkish citizens on the flotilla to break the Israeli economic blockade on the Gaza Strip.
From CUBA- The Wikileaks website came under attack Tuesday after releasing thousands of diplomatic cables. The Afghan government intentionally impeded peace talks between the US and the Taliban. The Pentagon's use of no-bid contracts has tripled in the past 10 years. The African Union Chief has accused Libyan rebels of treating all black Africans as mercenaries for Gaddafi- one third of Libya's population is black. The Socialist Party of Venezuela has called for unity, warning that some dissidents are calling for foreign intervention, like what has occurred in Libya.
There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line -

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.
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 < >
There are several other streams that work better- < >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://

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-
< > (16MB) Broadcast Quality
< > (6MB) Slow Modem streaming
Website Page-
< >
¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts

--"I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace. Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war.”
– Albert Einstein
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