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News :: Environment : International : Media
The Shortwave Report 9/23/11 Listen Globally!
22 Sep 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. China Radio International, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and the Voice of Russia.
Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (September 23) 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, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and the Voice of Russia.
From CHINA- Severe rains have caused destruction and chaos in much of Asia- a report on a Province in China, and the extreme floods in Pakistan, which had not yet recovered from the record breaking rains of last year. China supports the Palestinian demand for full statehood at the UN. Libya's new flag is now flying at the UN, though Gaddafi says that his leadership remains intact.
From JAPAN- The head of the Al-Jazeera TV network has resigned without comment, following cable releases from Wikileaks which show his ties with the US government and an agreement to censor some news from Iraq. To achieve a cold shut down at the Fukushima nuclear reactor, experts say that the interior temperatures need to be checked. A government survey has found that radioactive iodine and cesium released from Fukushima were carried much farther than previously stated. German industrial giant Siemens is completely withdrawing from the nuclear industry.
From GERMANY- The EU has expressed deep regret over the execution of Troy Davis in Georgia, and reiterated its call for a moratorium on capital punishment. After its success in overthrowing the government of Libya, the French government wants 18 year olds to pledge to take up arms in defense of the country- there is significant opposition among the citizens.
From CUBA-- One of the Cuban 5, Rene Gonzalez, will be released from US prison on October 7th, but will not be allowed to leave the US. A review of Latin America leaders who are attending the 66th session of the UN General Assembly. Hugo Chavez expressed his full support for the Palestinian bid for UN membership. The Obama administration is building a ring of secret drone bases in the Horn of Africa and the Arabian peninsula.
From RUSSIA- A report on the US development of automated drones which can track down targets and attack without any human control. Despite the celebration of the apparent overthrow of the Libyan government, NATO attacks in Libya will continue for at least 90 days.
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

--History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.”
– Maya Angelou
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