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The Shortwave Report 05/28 Listen Globally!

by Dan Roberts Friday, May. 28, 2010 at 9:01 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 (May 28) 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)

(NEW! If you have access to Audioport.org there is a higher quality version posted up there {26.7MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)

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

From CHINA- China is looking at developing more psychological resources in light of recent increases in the murder of school children and a sharp rise in suicides. Tensions between North and South Korea are volatile following the accusation that the North torpedoed a South Korean warship in March- the North denies the attack. The Redshirt uprising was squashed by the Thai military with many deaths, and a warrant was issued for the former Prime Minister on charges of terrorism.

From NETHERLANDS- Radio Netherlands has eliminated shortwave broadcasts to North America. The decision is based on their surveys that find very few listeners in N America. If you ever listen to RN on shortwave, please let them know- by email to letters@rnw.nl or send them a letter to Radio Netherlands Worldwide, PO Box 222, 1200JG, Hilversum, The Netherlands.

Dutch aid agencies and trade unions have issued a roadmap to end child labor. There was a ceremony to unveil the US patriot missiles being installed in Poland. A meeting will be held next week to discuss the sidelining of the climate crisis in the face of the financial crisis. The European Commission is developing a system to make the financial industry capable of bailing itself out of future meltdowns.

From CUBA- 7 Greenpeace activists were arrested in Louisiana. The US is expanding its clandestine operations abroad, focusing on Iran. Jamaica has declared a state of emergency following the killing of scores of citizens in a military attempt to catch an accused drug lord for the US. The US continues to fund segregated roads for Israelis in the West Bank. The Free Gaza flotilla movement is attempting to deliver humanitarian aid for Gaza residents. The Guardian of London published secret documents revealing that Israel offered to sell nuclear warheads to the South African apartheid regime in 1975.

From RUSSIA- Britain has admitted that it possesses 225 nuclear warheads. Nobel prize winner Oscar Arias says that to defeat poverty countries should stop buying weapons. North and South Korea have cut all relations with each other. A commentary on the vast increase in the heroin supply in Russia following the US and NATO occupation of Afghanistan.

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 (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.(PDST)

The Shortwave Report may be downloaded as a podcast from 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-

http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/swr_05_28_10.mp3 >(13.3MB)

link for smaller file and streaming-

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

¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts

--"Too bad ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation."

-- Henry Kissinger

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