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News :: Environment : International : Media : War and Militarism
The Shortwave Report 08/21/15 Listen Globally!
20 Aug 2015
Modified: 06:50:40 PM
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. Sputnik Radio, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, NHK World Radio Japan, and Spanish National Radio.
Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (August 21) is up at the website in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (160kb)(33MB), broadcast quality (13MB), 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 {33MB}

PODCAST!!!- feed:// (160kb Highest Quality)

NEW ARTICLE about the Shortwave Report in the Boulder Weekly by Gavin Dahl-

This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, NHK Japan, and Spanish National Radio.
From GERMANY- Finance Ministers from the Eurozone approved the latest round of bailout funds for Greece. The German government increased its estimate of asylum seekers this year to 800,000, many coming from Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan. There was a large bomb set off in Cairo, Egypt, just days after President Sisi ratified new laws restricting the media. In Brazil there were huge rallies calling for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff.
From CUBA- In Brazil, supporters of President Rousseff have accused the right-wing of creating the impeachment rallies, and called for pro-Rousseff rallies beginning on Thursday. In Mexico human rights activists have been denied access to interview military soldiers who may have witnessed the disappearance of the 43 students last year. A Viewpoint Guantanamo prison which Cuba views as an illegal occupation of its territory- despite the opening of the US embassy in Havana, there are many issues unresolved between the two countries. More than 250 Palestinians being held in an Israeli prison have begun an open-ended hunger strike. NATO has launched massive military drills across Europe, the largest drill since the end of the Cold War.
From JAPAN- Japanese defense forces have requested a record high budget for the next year, over $40billion. There is a continued warning of a volcanic eruption in southwestern Japan. A record number of Japanese were taken to hospital for heat stroke in July. Following the start up of a nuclear power plant last week in Japan, nuclear regulators are inspecting a second reactor for possible restart in November.Japan has filed a complaint with the WTO to force S Korea to drop its ban on fish products from 8 prefectures- the Koreans fear nuclear contamination from the Fukushima disaster. More on the new law in Egypt restricting media reports which contradict the government official accounts.
From SPAIN- Spain has begun enforcing its so-called "Citizens Safety Law," better known as the "Gag Law." The law puts fines on protestors and critics of the police. Then the story of Chelsea Manning who remains in prison, and the dropping of charges against Julian Assange who remains in the Ecuadorian embassy in England.

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.
TIME SLOT on KZYX! This program will be aired on Sunday afternoon at 4pm (PST) 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-
< > (13 MB) Broadcast Quality
< > (6 MB) Slow Modem streaming
Website Page-
< >
¬°FurthuR! Dan Roberts

"The aim of Wikileaks is to achieve just reform around the world and do it through the mechanism of transparency. We in the West have deluded ourselves into believing that we actually have a truly free press. We don't. And we can see that in the difference between what Wikileaks does and what the rest of the press does."
--Julian Assange

Dan Roberts
Shortwave Report-
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