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The Shortwave Report 09/03 Listen Globally!

by Dan Roberts Friday, Sep. 03, 2010 at 5:16 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 (September 3) 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, and the Voice of Russia.

From CHINA- A representative from the European Union is in China to get a balanced and comprehensive understanding of the country. Japan has begun destroying chemical weapons they produced and abandoned in China during WWII. N Korean President Kim Jong-il has visited in China again and says he wants to restart the 6-party talks, following new US sanctions on the country after Jimmy Carters visit last week. Russia has launched its section of a new oil pipeline from Siberia to China.

From NETHERLANDS- Tony Blair has released his new memoir of his time as Prime Minister, defending his choice to go create war in Iraq. An anti-Islamic group called the English Defense League is to hold a summit of similar groups in continental Europe. Portugal and France are fighting increasing fires due to a heat wave. Following the killing of 4 Israelis, RN asked for comments from a Palestinian and an Israeli settler who both live in Hebron.

From CUBA- The flooding in Pakistan has subsided, leaving 20 million people homeless. President Obama is expanding the war against al-Qaeda by carrying out strikes in Africa and Asia. Lawsuits have been launched against the Obamas administration for claiming to have the authority to assassinate US citizens accused of being involved overseas in terrorist activities. The US Agency for International Development is funding opposition groups in Venezuela. A Viewpoint on the need to force Israel to admit to the international community the extent of their nuclear weapons and to sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty.

From RUSSIA- The Kremlin is attempting to prevent price gouging for food following the fires and drought last month. The foreign ministers of France and Romania are discussing the 500 Romanian gypsies deported last month. Russia will construct 2 fast breeder reactors in China. Iran will have the first nuclear fusion research reactor by 2020. The mountains of Central Europe received very unseasonable snowfall on August 31st. An observation on the so-called reset of relations between Russia and the US.

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_09_03_10.mp3 >(13.3MB)

link for smaller file and streaming-

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

¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts

" War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children."

-- Jimmy Carter

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