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The SHORTWAVE REPORT 12/10/04 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY!
by Dan Roberts
Email: outfarpress (nospam) saber.net
Phone: 707 459-1760
Address: PO Box 1162 Willits CA 95490
10 Dec 2004
A 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, China, Russia, and Cuba.
Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (December 10) is up at the website http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml in both broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quickdownload or streaming form (3.3MB) (28:50)
This week's show features stories from Radio Netherlands, China Radio International, the Voice of Russia, and Radio Havana Cuba.
From NETHERLANDS- ETA, the Basque separtist movement in Spain, set off 7 small explosives around Madrid after warning the police- will this help or hinder their goal of a separate country? Bolivia's socialist political party is now the largest in the nation, joining Brazil and Venezuela in an impromptu Latin American socialist bloc.
From CHINA- China’s largest computer maker has bought IBM's PC production business. Following a German visit to China, renewable energy products, as well as some Volkswagen and Mercedes autos will be built in China. UN Sec General Kofi Annan received a great deal of support this week despite American Republicans calling for his resignation. Long-awaited reforms in the UN have been brought to the table by senior diplomats. Russia says it will be ready to join the WTO in about a year. The UN's annual hunger report points out an increase in the number of malnourished people in the world from 2000-2002.
From RUSSIA- Russian fighter jets have begun licensed production in India. Russia has begun shipping parts to build a nuclear reactor in Southern India. Russian Pres Putin criticized the spread of pseudo-democracy by the US in Ukraine, Georgia and other parts of the world.
From CUBA- The head of the military police in Chile under Pinochet says that the CIA trained the dictators secret police. At the international conference on climate change in Argentina, the US refused to discuss the possibility of applying the restrictions of the Kyoto Protocols. Tony Blair has rejected a call for an independent inquiry into the number of civilian deaths in Iraq since the invasion and occupation by US and British troops.
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.
This program will be aired on Friday evening at 7pm (PST) on KZYX/Z Philo CA, you might be able to stream via http://www.kzyx.org
There are several other streams that work better- http://www.freakradio.org Freak Radio Santa Cruz now streams this program on Friday at 9:00am (PST)
Also check out LavaLamp Radio (Japan)- http://www.radiolavalamp.org
streaming the SWR, check out the schedule.
And the Partytown streams are great and informative- http://www.partytown.com/radio
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)
link for broadcast edition-
link for smaller file and streaming-
¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts
--The capitalist can only make a whole people go to war -- want war, clamor for war as, again and again, we have seen whole peoples doing -- by capturing the popular will. The only prophylactic against that situation is to make the public aware of the way in which it is being misled.
Norman Angell (1872-1967)
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