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The Shortwave Report 2/23/07 ¡Listen Globally!

by Dan Roberts Friday, Feb. 23, 2007 at 5:01 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. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.

Dear Radio Friend,

            The latest Shortwave Report (February 23) 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) (28:59)

     This week's show features stories from China Radio International, Radio Netherlands, Radio Havana Cuba, and the Voice of Russia.

From CHINA- Following Tony Blair's announcement of troop reductions in Iraq, Australian Prime Minister Howard says that Australian troops will not be withdrawn. EU nations will reduce carbon emissions by 20 or 30% by 2020, though this will be difficult for its newest members. China says it will seek to reduce energy consumption by 20% by 2010. The Iranian President said the West must stop its nuclear development if they want Iran to do the same.

From NETHERLANDS- As the deadline approached for Iran to cease nuclear development or face UN sanctions, RN interviewed a disarmament specialist about the danger of the threats by the US. On Monday a campaign was launched in the Netherlands to cut back on driving while "giving the middle finger." Australia wants to ban the sale of incandescent light bulbs in favor of energy-efficient compact flourescents- by the way this has been proposed in California as well. By Wednesday the Dutch campaign to drive without "giving the middle finger" had been called a failure.

From CUBA- A Viewpoint on a visit by Hugo Chavez to Caribbean countries to further develop economic and social cooperation in Latin America under an alternative trade agreement called ALBA. In Guatemala, Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu has announced her candidacy for President representing the new Mayan political party called Winaq. There are currently 26,000 would be Latin American immigrants being held without charge in various compounds around the US.

From RUSSIA- A commentary on the increase in US troops in Afghanistan while the Taliban are expected to begin a new military campaign this Spring.

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_02_23_07.mp3 >(13.3MB)

link for smaller file and streaming-

http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml >

       ¡FurthuR!      Dan Roberts

...instead of giving a rifle to somebody, build a school; instead of giving a rifle, build a community with adequate services. Instead of giving a rifle, develop an educational system that is not about conflict and violence, but one that promotes respect for values, for life, and respect for one's elders. This requires a huge investment. Yet if we can invest in a different vision of peaceful coexistence, I think we can change the world, because every problem has a nonviolent answer.

-- Rigoberta Menchu 24th September, 1996

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