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News :: Environment : International : Media : War and Militarism
The Shortwave Report 03/15/13 Listen Globally!
14 Mar 2013
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, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, the Voice of Russia, and NHK World Radio Japan.
Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (March 15) 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, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, the Voice of Russia, and NHK World Radio Japan
From SPAIN- The Spanish Parliament is holding debates on mortgages and foreclosures. Those who could vote on the referendum on the Falkland Islands overwhelmingly voted to remain a British territory. A former Agentine President was sentenced to life in prison for crimes against humanity. 2 US soldiers were killed in an insider attack in Afghanistan, while President Karzai accused the US of colluding with the Taliban to prolong the US military presence there.
From GERMANY- Further details on Afghan President Karzai's accusation of US/Taliban collusion. British PM Cameron said he would give Syrian rebels weapons if it would end the 2 year old conflict, despite EU rejection of the idea. Russia warned that supplying weapons would violate international law. Israeli President Perez urged the Arab League to intervene in Syria.
From CUBA- Acting Venezuelan President Maduro urged citizens not to give up on Hugo Chavez's revolution- he then went on to warn the people against the right-wing calls for violence. The CIA is reportedly increasing operations in Iraq as US forces leave.
From RUSSIA- Iran and Pakistan have pushed ahead with a natural gas pipeline despite US warnings that it violates sanctions against Iran. As the US so-called "Sequester" begins cutting funds, will the US military be able to maintain world dominance?
From JAPAN- Japan observed the second year anniversary of the Fukushima disaster- 315,000 people are still living in temporary housing. Anti-nuclear protestors rallied in South Belgium because of cracks found in a nuclear reactor- all Belgium nukes will be scrapped by 2025. The number of welfare recipients in Japan has reached a new record level. Japanese farmers and fishers held a rally in opposition to Japan joining the Trans Pacific Partnership for free trade. The US government has been performing checks on its nuclear weapons stockpiles- some worry that this may encourage the development of new nuclear weapons.

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 < >
Podcast- 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

" It is not enough to understand the natural world. The point is to defend and preserve it."
--Edward Abbey

Dan Roberts
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