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The Shortwave Report 04/20 Listen Globally!

by Dan Roberts Friday, Apr. 20, 2012 at 1:54 PM 707 459-1760 PO Box 1162 Willits CA 95490

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China Radio International, Radio Deutsche-Welle, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Spanish National Radio.

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (April 20) is up at the website in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (128kb)(27MB), broadcast quality (16MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom
(If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {35MB}

This week's show features stories from the China Radio International, Radio Deutsche-Welle, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Spanish National Radio.
From CHINA- 20 years ago at the Earth Summit in Rio a global discussion on environmental concerns and sustainability began- a new conference will be held there in June as the consequences of ignoring climate changing practices have come to fruition. China says that around 10,000 people living around the Three Gorges Dam area will need to be relocated.
From GERMANY- France has the first round of a Presidential election this weekend- many youth are drawn to right-wing candidates as a result of 22% youth unemployment and fear of immigrants.
From JAPAN- Two governors in Western Japan want more independent research and advice before restarting any nuclear power plants. A group of anti-nuclear activists have begun a hunger strike in Tokyo. The UN condemned North Korea's failed missile launch and is compiling a list of sanctions against the country. India successfully launched an intercontinental missile without any sanctions or criticism.
From CUBA- A Viewpoint on the recently concluded Summit of the Americas in Colombia. Cuba, which was barred by US veto from the event, sees the US losing credibility, and the North and South becoming more sharply divided.
From SPAIN- Argentina announced that it was expropriating control of a Spanish oil company operating in its sovereign territory. Spain's Prime Minister says that the action is unjustified and will announce actions against Argentina. At least 1200 Palestinians being held in Israeli prisons have begun a hunger strike.
There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line -

I was interviewed for an informative weekly radio show Mediageek, available at

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.
NEW TIME SLOT on KZYX! This program will be aired on Sunday afternoon at 4pm (PDST) on KZYX/Z Philo CA, you might be able to stream via < >
There are several other streams that work better- < >Freak Radio Santa Cruz now streams this program on Friday at 9:00am.(PDST)
NEWLY CORRECTED!!! The Shortwave Report may be downloaded as a podcast from < feed://

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)
links for this week's edition-
< > (16MB) Broadcast Quality
< > (6MB) Slow Modem streaming
Website Page-
< >
¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts

-- "I think people are dazzled by Obama's rhetoric, and that people ought to begin to understand that Obama is going to be a mediocre president — which means, in our time, a dangerous president — unless there is some national movement to push him in a better direction."
-- Howard Zinn
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