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by Dan Roberts
Friday, Aug. 18, 2006 at 1:43 PM
email@example.com 707 459-1760 PO Box 1162 Willits CA 95490
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Spain, Cuba, and Russia.
Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (August 18) 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) (29:00)
This week's show features stories from China Radio International, Radio Netherlands, Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and the Voice of Russia.
From CHINA- Pakistan just celebrated the 60th anniversary of its independence, with the Prime Minister saying he wanted a resolution of conflicts with Kashmir.
From NETHERLANDS- First, part of a press review stating that many Pakistanis believe that the liquid bomb crack down in Britain was a hoax created to raise the level of fear in the Western world. Fighting between rival gangs in Haiti continue forcing people out of their homes, according to the director of Doctors Without Borders in Haiti. The new President of Bolivia announced the takeover of all petroleum resources recently, but only the multinational corporations have the financing to extract and get the products to market.
From SPAIN- Mexican riot police used tear gas and clubs to break up citizens and legislators protesting the Presidential election outside of Congress. As the truce came into effect in Lebanon on Monday, Hizbollah leaders declared a victory of sorts over Israel.
From CUBA- A report by Seymour Hersch stated that one of the purposes of the Israeli invasion of Lebanon was to create an excuse for attacks on Iran. Then a review of a Cuban roundtable discussion and analysis of recent Middle East events. The UN Food program announced that a lack of money could end assistance for tens of thousands of displaced people in Lebanon.
From RUSSIA- A review of the Iranian President's recent appearance on the US TV program 60 Minutes, where he explained Iran's view on the development of nuclear energy and the UN resolution. Newt Gingrich and other US politicians have been critiquing US policy in the Middle East, saying it could trigger World War 3.
There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line at- http://www.campusprogress.org/soundvision/780/big-stories-shortwaves
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 afternoon at 4:30pm (PDST) 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 and Saturday at 11am(PDST)
The Shortwave Report may be downloaded as a podcast from http://www.radio4all.net > or iTunes (search for "shortwave" in podcasts)
Check out the amazing streams at http://www.radicalradio.org >
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
Television is altering the meaning of "being informed" by creating a species of information that might properly be called disinformation... Disinformation does not mean false information. It means misleading information - misplaced, irrelevant, fragmented or superficial information - information that creates the illusion of knowing something, but which in fact leads one away from knowing.
-- Neil Postman
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