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The Shortwave Report 5/18/12 Listen Globally!
17 May 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. Spanish National Radio, NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and the Voice of Russia.
Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (May 18) 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 Spanish National Radio, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and the Voice of Russia.
From SPAIN- The first anniversary of Spain's May 15th social protest movement was celebrated across the country. For 4 days hundreds of thousands of citizens spoke out against inequality, high unemployment, and cuts in social spending. The World Wildlife Fund says that biodiversity has decreased by 28% globally since 1970. In Germany, Angela Merkel's conservative party suffered defeats in regional elections on Sunday, with the Greens and Social Democrats getting a majority in the state legislature of Westphalia. Greece will hold fresh elections on June 17th, and Greeks began withdrawing their money from banks.
From JAPAN- An Insight about the future of the Euro, in light of the possible withdrawal of Greece from the Eurozone. Tepco, the operators of the Fukushima nuclear power plant, admitted that they had known for 5 years that a tsunami could cause the backup generators to fail, causing a nuclear meltdown. Japan's Atomic Energy Commission has decided that recycling spent nuclear fuel is more expensive than burying it. 32,000 tons of radioactive sludge remain at initial storage sites, because waste disposal companies are refusing to accept it due to safety concerns. Paul Watson, a Canadian leader of the Sea Shepherd, has been arrested in Germany on a warrant issued by Costa Rica.
From CUBA- The US Treasury Department has tightened restrictions on trips to Cuba by non-Cuban-Americans, saying violators will be fined up to $65,000. Chilean students have begun a new series of protests against educational fees. The US killed 11 in two new drone attacks in Yemen, a country that it is not at war with. The Obama administration had decided to sell weapons to the government of Bahrain, despite the monarchy's repression of pro-democracy protests.
From RUSSIA- In Chicago, state, federal, and Special Forces troops have gathered to prevent demonstrators from interrupting the NATO summit being held there this weekend.
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

-- "You measure democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents, not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists."
-- Abbie Hoffman
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