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The Shortwave Report 02/04 Listen Globally!

by Dan Roberts Saturday, Feb. 05, 2011 at 1:01 AM
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 and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Spain, Germany, Cuba, and Russia.

Dear Radio Friend,

The latest Shortwave Report (February 4) 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 Deutsche-Welle, Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and The Voice of Russia.

From CHINA- China is optimistic about upcoming military talks between the Koreas. Northern China is experiencing a severe three month drought. A massive cyclone hit Queensland, Australia which is trying to recover from the worst flooding in history. The UN has launched the international year of forests. A brief review of the world economic forum which just concluded in Davos, Switzerland. Palestinian President Abbas says he will not run in forthcoming elections, Hamas wants reconciliation before the elections.

From SPAIN- The Spanish government approved pension reform, including raising the retirement age to 67, while the unemployment rate is over 20%. Morocco accused Spanish television of falsely reporting that populist riots were beginning in their nation. At universities in Sudan protests are spreading over food and fuel prices. The EU voted to freeze the assets of former Tunisian President Ben Ali.

From GERMANY- The Muslim Brotherhood in the UK has accused the West of failing to support a complete regime change in Egypt, and many want an end to all Arab dictatorships and their wealth returned to the people.

From CUBA- The Obama administration has handed out billions of dollars in stimulus money to BP and other major polluters while giving them exemptions to environmental regulations. A Viewpoint on the the spreading revolts in Arab nations, pointing out that the US and Israel want their influence perpetuated by the replacement leaders.

From RUSSIA- An observation on the role of the West in the uprisings in Egypt, and why the US and UK are willing to dump Mubarak after supporting him for 30 years.

There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line -

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 evening at 6:30pm (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.(PST)

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_02_04_11.mp3 >(13.3MB)

link for smaller file and streaming-

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

¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts

--"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning."

-- Henry Ford

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