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by Dan Roberts
Friday, Jan. 11, 2008 at 6:43 PM
firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (January 11) is up at the website
http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml in both broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quickdownload or streaming form (4.9MB) (28:59)
This week's show features stories from China Radio International, Radio Netherlands, Radio Havana Cuba, and the Voice of Russia.
From CHINA- China announced the life expectancy of its citizens has risen to 73 years- in 1949 their life expectancy was 36 years. The Chinese government has asked multinational corporations to conduct their business in China with more environmental concern. China is banning the use of market plastic bags beginning June 1st. The President of Kenya and the opposition leader are holding talks with the head of the African Union. A videotape purports that the US Navy was confronted by speedboats from Iran, which President Bush denounced as a provocative act.
From NETHERLANDS- Dutch Animal Rights activists claimed a victory after a biotech development in the south of the country was abandoned following threats to the company's directors. There has been a dramatic decrease in the presence of long term drug addicts on the streets of the Netherlands- here is a report on how this was accomplished. A report from Jerusalem at the start of Geo Bush's Middle East visit.
From CUBA- Iran claims that the video showing Iranian speedboats threatening US Naval ships was a fabrication and pure propaganda. The Pakistani military reacted angrily to a report that The CIA is being considered for use in the tribal regions of the sovereign nation. A Federal judge in California has ordered new restrictions on the Navy's use of sonar that is linked to the death and panicked behavior of whales and dolphins. As Geo Bush was greeted in Israel, Palestinians marched in protest and fighting continued.
From RUSSIA- A commentary on the Arab view of the visit by Geo Bush to the Middle East.
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 Monday at 5:30pm(PST)
The Shortwave Report may be downloaded as a podcast from http://www.radio4all.net/podcast.php/.xml?series=outFarpress%20presents > or iTunes (search for "shortwave" in podcasts)
Check out the amazing streams at http://www.radicalradio.org >
And Radio For Peace International at http://www.rfpi.org >
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
"Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together."
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