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The Shortwave Report 12/29/06 ¡Listen Globally!

by Dan Roberts Friday, Dec. 29, 2006 at 4:52 PM
outfarpress@saber.net 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. Netherlands, Russia, and Cuba.

Dear Radio Friend,
            The latest Shortwave Report (December 29) 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 Radio Netherlands, the Voice of Russia, and Radio Havana Cuba.
From NETHERLANDS- In Nigeria, hundreds of impoverished villagers died when a fuel leak was being scooped up and suddenly ignited- an eyewitness reporter describes the sequence of events. Doctors Without Borders consider Somalia too dangerous to remain in, as the war has escalated between Islamists and Ethiopians.
From RUSSIA- More on Somalia, giving some background on the history of US and other countries that have intervened in the East African nation, which happens to sit on top of rich oil deposits. A commentary on the several agreements that have been reached but not implemented regarding the deployment of strategic weapons on Baltic state territories- the continuing expansion of NATO and its weapons into post-Soviet republics in alarming to Russia.
From CUBA- The Committee to Protect Journalists reports that 32 journalists were killed in Iraq this year, the largest number of press killed in a single country in history. The Bush administration has been quietly seeding dissent and division in Syria, with the goal of forcing regime change in the country. RHC did several end of the year specials this week- this one is about the return to power of Daniel Ortega as President of Nicaragua- included is some history about the Sandanista Party and the US financed Contras.

There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line at- http://www.campusprogress.org/soundvision/780/big-stories-shortwaves
 
I was interviewed for an informative weekly radio show Mediageek, available at http://radio.mediageek.net

  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 (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 and Saturday at 11am(PST)
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-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/swr_12_29_06.mp3 >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml >
       ¡FurthuR!      Dan Roberts

-- While the rest of the human family suffers and starves, enjoying false security and wealth can only be seen as a sign of insanity.
--Thich Nhat Hanh
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