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News :: Environment : Globalization : International : Media : War and Militarism
The Shortwave Report 08/02/13 Listen Globally!
01 Aug 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. NHK World Radio Japan, China Radio International, Radio Havana Cuba, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.
Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (August 2) 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}

NEW PODCAST!!!- feed:// (128kb Highest Quality)

This week's show features stories from NHK World Radio Japan, China Radio International, Radio Havana Cuba, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.
From JAPAN- An Insight on what has developed in Egypt in the one month that has passed since the army ousted democratically elected President Morsi. The Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Aso has retracted remarks that were interpreted as pro-Nazi. The trade disputes between the EU and China over solar panels and wine continue. Four of Japan's largest auto makers have joined together to set up nationwide charging stations for their electric vehicles. As Israeli/Palestinian peace talks evolved in the US, Hamas protested in the Gaza Strip.
From CHINA- China flew a military plane near Okinawa causing Japan to scramble fighter jets. Apple is facing fresh allegations of violating workers rights in Chinese factories. In an ongoing heatwave across much of China, Shanghai has experienced the hottest July in recorded history.
From CUBA- An anti-imperialist summit is going on in Bolivia, called to oppose the hijacking of the plane carrying President Morales. The Pentagon has admitted that Guantanamo Bay prison costs nearly 1 billion dollars annually, about $2.7 million per year per detainee. The UN is convening an expert panel to discuss the use of mercenary soldiers on UN peacekeeping missions. There was another US drone strike in Pakistan, the 17th this year, has killed at least 6 people.
From GERMANY- German leaders are taking heat for the now abandoned drone program they spent half a billion dollars on. The conviction of Bradley Manning on all but one charge was widely discussed in the international media. The US government released documents purportedly explaining how the NSA collects telephone data- in the Guardian, Edward Snowden said that the surveillance covers nearly everything a person does on the internet. Under new legislation, all German children are between the ages of 1 and 3 are guaranteed daycare services- if the parents opt out they will receive a stipend instead. Denmark has strengthened its support for troops suffering from Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder, treating the condition as other industrial injuries.

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 < >

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

"If you don't become the ocean,
you'll be seasick every day."
--Leonard Cohen

Dan Roberts
Shortwave Report-
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