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The Shortwave Report 10/19/12 Listen Globally!

by Dan Roberts Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 at 11:58 AM 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. Radio Deutsche-Welle, Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, NHK World Radio Japan, and the Voice of Russia.

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (October 19) 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 Radio Deutsche-Welle, Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, NHK World Radio Japan, and the Voice of Russia.
From GERMANY- Scotland will vote in 2014 on leaving the United Kingdom. The UN has again expressed concern over the large number of foreign troops fighting against government forces in Syria. 2 days after huge anti-austerity demonstrations, Portugal has announced large tax hikes and spending cuts. As Spain faces more unemployment and cut backs in government services, a system of 300 time banks has emerged- a non-governmental system where workers earn hours rather than money, then can barter for labor services they need.
From SPAIN- November 14th has been chosen as a Europe wide day of action to protest the economic and social situation in austerity bound countries in the EU. Spanish students are striking for 3 days calling for the resignation of the Educational Minister whom they describe as a throwback to the Franco era. The EU imposed new sanctions against Iran's oil and gas companies and increased restrictions on the central bank. Turkey's Economy Minister condemned the EU as the most hypocritical organization in the world. Cuba will remove most travel restrictions for its citizens, except for doctors and some other high-value professionals.
From CUBA- Global Noise was the banner for international demonstrations against austerity and inequality held last weekend. Indigenous Chileans participated in the Long March of Dignity and Resistance against government repression in their communities. Peace negotiations between the Colombian government and FARC rebels are underway in Oslo. According to the NYT most of the weapons shipped by Saudi Arabia and Qatar to supply Syrian rebels are ending up in the hands of Jihadists.
From JAPAN- The UN Food and Agricultural Organization is very worried about skyrocketing grain prices because of the drought in the US. The Prime Ministers of Australia and India have agreed to negotiate the export of uranium to India for peaceful purposes.
From RUSSIA- Unbeknownst to most American citizens, the US government is set to spend $640 billion on nuclear weapons development in the next 10 years. The Pentagon and State Department are speeding up efforts to help the Libyan government set up a commando force to combat Islamic extremists.

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 < >
Podcast- feed://
or 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

"We are not what we know but what we are willing to learn."
--Mary Catherine Bateson

Dan Roberts
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