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The Shortwave Report 11/30/12 Listen Globally!

by Dan Roberts Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 at 5:08 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. NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and the Voice of Russia.

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (November 30) 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 NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Spanish National Radio, Radio havana Cuba, and the Voice of Russia.
From JAPAN- The Prime Minister Noda says that the primary issue in elections in December will be whether or not to fully phase out nuclear power in Japan. In the elections in Catalonia, Spain, parties supporting an independence referendum won 87 out of 135 seats- I was not able to hear about this on SNR, so here it is from Japan. The UN Conference on Climate Change is quite divided on whether or not to extend the Kyoto Protocol. At the Climate Change Conference the US, Japan, and Canada were given the Fossil of the Day Award for their lack of cooperation in dealing with climate change.
From GERMANY- Qatar, which owns al-Jazeera broadcasting, is hosting the Climate Change conference, despite having the largest per capita greenhouse gas emissions on this planet. Germany announced early that it would not support Palestinian observer status at the UN- if the status is granted then Palestine could sue Israel for war crimes. The remains of Yasser Arafat were exhumed to test for polonium poisoning. The UK is so frustrated with the EU financial debacle that many in Britain are calling pulling out of the EU.
From SPAIN- EU leaders failed to reach agreement on a seven year budget for the bloc of 27 nations. Spanish healthcare workers are continuing protests and strikes against the privatization of hospitals.
From CUBA- Venezuelan President Chavez is back in Cuba to continue his treatments for cancer. The US is resisting calls for deeper emissions cuts at the Climate Change Conference. The Arab league accused the US of sabotaging the cancelled conference on nuclear disarmament to avoid criticism of Israel's growing nuclear arsenal.
From RUSSIA- Private First Class Bradley Manning, accused of being behind the Wikileaks document releases, is expected to testify this week.

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://

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

"An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it."
--Mahatma Gandhi

Dan Roberts
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