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The Shortwave Report 05/03/13 Listen Globally!
02 May 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. Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, the Voice of Russia, and NHK World Radio Japan.
Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (May 3) 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 Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, the Voice of Russia, and NHK World Radio Japan.
From GERMANY- The Green party in Germany has joined with the Social Democrats, ending 8 years of separation. Unemployment in the EU has reached another record high level. As Italy's new government was being sworn in a man in a gray suit and tie shot 2 policemen. The Arab League called for small land swaps to further a peace deal between Palestine and Israel. Egypt walked out of a round of global nuclear talks in protest of delays in making the Middle East a nuclear weapon free zone. Two reports on May Day activities- first a global roundup, then events in the EU.
From CUBA- May Day saw street events in most of Latin America. A session of the Venezuelan Parliament ended up in fist fights between members over the outcome of the recent Presidential election. Brazil will invest all oil development royalties into the educational system. Bolivia expelled the US Agency for International Development after accusing them of plotting against the government and Bolivian people
From RUSSIA- Venezuela arrested an American filmmaker, accusing him of being an intelligence agent and trying to provoke a civil war. The US federal government has filed a lawsuit against Novartis, a Swiss pharmaceutical manufacturer, for setting up a huge kickback scheme with doctors.
From JAPAN- Labor unions staged May Day rallies across Japan. The experimental fast breeder nuclear reactor in Japan is built on earthquake faults- the operator of the plant has determined that the faults are not active. US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said that the US does not take sides in territorial disputes, but went on to say that the US would defend the islands for Japan in its dispute with China. Japanese self-defense forces will conduct a joint amphibious landing with US forces on the California coast.

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

"Fear is not a good teacher. The lessons of fear are quickly forgotten."
--Mary Catherine Bateson

Dan Roberts
Shortwave Report-
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