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The Shortwave Report 07/09 Listen Globally!

by Dan Roberts Friday, Jul. 09, 2010 at 9:16 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 (July 9) 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- The President of Pakistan has been visiting China and signing many new agreements in trade, media, and defense. Pakistan's Intelligence Service nows denies that they have captured the head of the Afghani Taliban. Russia may be working on a spy-swap for the Russians being held in the US on espionage related charges. Australia's new Prime Minister Julia Gillard has proposed using East Timor as a hub for processing asylum seekers. An Israeli spy will be extradited from Poland to Germany in connection with the murder of a Hamas leader in Dubai. An Israeli human rights group says that Jewish settlements now control 42% of the West Bank.

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.

China is to invest billion to build Nigeria's first oil refinery, something that the Western oil companies have never wanted to do. Women burned a bag containing 10,000 Euro in Sweden in protest of gender based wages. Manuel Noriega has been sentenced to seven years in prison for money laundering. 5 of the EU's top Foreign Ministers have accepted an invitation from Israel to visit the Gaza Strip and inspect the conditions there.

From CUBA- President Obama has been hosting Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and thanking him for showing "restraint" in dealing with the Palestinians and the flotilla. Thailand has extended emergency rule for 3 more months for about one quarter of the country. The British government is holding an inquiry into whether British troops aided in the torture of foreign prisoners in US custody. Iran has documents accusing the US of abducting and torturing one of its nuclear scientists. Iran says that Britain and other countries are still providing fuel to Iranian passenger planes and that the other news stories were Western propaganda.

From RUSSIA- Cuba has agreed to release 52 political prisoners. 59 journalists have been killed in the first six months of this year, with the highest death toll in Mexico. The Russian Foreign Minister reacted angrily to US Secretary of State Clinton's claims that Russia had troops in Georgia. The Russians held in the US are charged with being "illegal foreign agents" rather than espionage or passing state secrets. Russia says that there is no justification for the ABM system the US is planning on installing along its border. A commentary on a UK General's statement that NATO will need to remain in Afghanistan for 10 more years.

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_07_09_10.mp3 >(13.3MB)

link for smaller file and streaming-

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

¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts

--"Tell people something they know already and they will thank you for it. Tell them something new and they will hate you for it."

-- George Monbiot

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