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The Shortwave Report 02/17/12 Listen Globally!
16 Feb 2012
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 Spanish National Radio.
Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (February 17) 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 {35MB}

This week's show features stories from China Radio International, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and Spanish National Radio.
From CHINA- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao told EU leaders that China is ready for a bigger role in resolving the Eurozone debt crisis. China is complaining about the growing US trade protectionism, specifically the 100% tariff on Chinese made solar panels and the outright banning of some solar products.
From JAPAN- A recent NHK poll shows that only 20% of those surveyed support the restarting of dozens of idle nuclear power plants in Japan. The high reading in one of the damaged Fukushima reactors has continued to rise, despite further efforts to cool it down. Tepco, the company that owns the Fukushima nuclear reactors, wants the Japanese government to increase public funds to pay out claims and support the company- the government insists on having a say in how the company is run.
From GERMANY- Moody's has lowered the ratings on most all of the countries in the Eurozone. The German Foreign Minister is on an 8 day tour of Latin America to promote a free trade agreement between Europe and Mercosur. On Monday Germans paid homage to the victims of the massive Allied bombing of Dresden. In Italy prosecutors have demanded a five year prison sentence for former President Silvio Berlusconi.
From CUBA- A Viewpoint on the long-running US practice of saturating Cuba with anti-Castro radio and television signals, including calls for terrorist acts and illegal immigration.
From SPAIN- Demonstrators in Bahrain have been barred from the capital, and the Syrian government denies that it has committed crimes against humanity. Israel accuses Iran of terrorist attacks in India, Georgia, and Thailand, while Iran formally accused Israel of involvement in the murder of 5 Iranian nuclear scientists. Spanish High Court Judge Baltasar Garzon was found guilty of one of the charges leveled against him by the new Spanish government- an analysis by a member of Human Rights Watch.
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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