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The Shortwave Report 12/28/12 Listen Globally!

by Dan Roberts Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 at 5:12 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. Radio Deutsche-Welle, the Voice of Russia, NHK Japan, China Radio International, and Radio Havana Cuba.

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (December 28) 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, the Voice of Russia, NHK World Radio Japan, China Radio International, and Radio Havana Cuba.
From GERMANY- Egypt's upper house of Parliament assumed full power on Wednesday, while protests against the referendum results continued. Germany has experienced record high temperatures this Christmas season. Russian President Putin visited India to sign trade deals while huge protests continued over the gang rape of a student. Military in Yemen killed tribesmen suspected of attacking an oil pipeline.
From RUSSIA- Yemeni officials have remained silent about civilian deaths from US drone attacks- after a recent cover-up was exposed, tribesmen rose up in protest. The US military is to begin sending troops to train and equip the government militias in 35 African nations.
From JAPAN- Chinese aircraft are flying every day in the range of the islands Japan claims. The US will sell 4 hi-performance drones to South Korea. North Korea state media expressed wariness over the new Japanese government, accusing them of having militaristic plans. A new oil pipeline has opened between eastern Siberia to Russia's coast facing the Sea of Japan.
From CHINA- Iran denies aiding N Korea in its missile launch, while talks between Russia and the US on missile deployment have stalled. A brief report on Mayans in Guatemala celebrating the start of a new era. China is boosting the amount of desalinated sea water in the next 2 years. China is calling on the new Japanese government to make concrete efforts to promote healthy relations.
From CUBA- Israel has approved another 1200 housing units around Jerusalem, bringing to 5500 the number of new units in the past week. Iran has reiterated its opposition to foreign military intervention in Syria, while Iran has experienced a new wave of government computer hacking by the US and Israel. According to a German magazine, elite troops from the US and France are training in Jordan for an invasion of Syria.

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 best teachers are those who tell you where to look, but don't tell you what to see."
--Alexandra K Trenfor

Dan Roberts
Shortwave Report-
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