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The Shortwave Report 12/14/12 Listen Globally!

by Dan Roberts Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 at 4:52 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. Spanish National Radio, the Voice of Russia, Radio Havana Cuba, China Radio International, and NHK World Radio Japan.

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (December 14) 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 Spanish National Radio, the Voice of Russia, Radio Havana Cuba, China Radio International, and NHK World Radio Japan.
From SPAIN- The Italian Prime Minister Monti has decided to resign and waiting in the wings is Silvio Berlusconi- the result is a serious blow to the Italian economy. The EU received the Nobel Peace Prize, which brought criticism from many. Egypt will go forward with a constitutional referendum. The so-called Friends of Syria have agreed to recognize the Syrian opposition, though many doubts remain about some of the opposition groups.
From RUSSIA- More about the recent history of the Syrian opposition, whose members are clearly not average citizens who rose up against an oppressive regime.
From CUBA- The Syrian government denies many of the victories claimed by the opposition, saying that they are attempts to influence the media. Venezuelan president Chavez is recovering from his fourth surgery for cancer. At the Climate Change Conference in Doha there were no new commitments by the US to reduce carbon emissions.
From CHINA- A more in depth report on the lack of action at the Climate Change conference. China now has the largest and fastest growing share of wind and hydro power, along with large growth in solar energy. Israel has deployed Special Forces to Syria to track chemical weapons.
From JAPAN- North Korea launched a rocket to put a satellite in orbit, evoking criticism from many other nations. A US government agency expects China to economically overtake the US by 2030. The Japanese government has declared a town near the Fukushima disaster to be "unsuitable to live in" for an indefinite time. The anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd has bought a vessel for its campaign in the Antarctic- it was formerly owned by the Japanese meteorological agency.

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

"The real Italian anomaly is not Silvio Berlusconi but communist prosecutors and communist judges in Milan who have attacked him again and again since he entered politics...In absolute terms, I am the most legally persecuted man of all times, in the whole history of mankind, worldwide."
--Silvio Berlusconi

Dan Roberts
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