The Shortwave Report 02/25 Listen Globally!

by Dan Roberts Friday, Feb. 25, 2011 at 2:10 PM 707 459-1760 PO Box 1162 Willits Ca 95490

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Spain, Germany, Cuba, and Russia.

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (February 25) is up at the website in both broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quickdownload or streaming form (4.9MB) (28:59)
(NEW! If you have access to there is a higher quality version posted up there {26.7MB}

This week's show features stories from China Radio International, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and The Voice of Russia.
From CHINA- New Zealand experienced a devastating earthquake on Tuesday, with rescue efforts still underway. China is pushing for the 6-party talks on the Koreas to begin again. Thailand has extended enforcement of an internal security act which bans political demonstrations in parts of Bangkok. China is angry with the US veto of a resolution condemning Israeli settlement activities.
From SPAIN- The new Basque political party called Sortu must prove it is completely separate from ETA before the government will recognize it. There were political demonstrations for constitutional reform in Morocco over the weekend. The uprising in Libya turned violent early in the week, with the possibility of all-out civil war looming by midweek.
From GERMANY- An analysis of the future for Libya's President Gaddafi who is unlikely to surrender or flee the country- also which countries will be the next to face uprisings. A report from the UN says that investing just 2% of global domestic product could turn the tide of environmental catastrophe.
From CUBA- Fidel Castro warned of a NATO occupation of oil-rich Libya. Deadly US drone strikes have begun on Pakistan again. US officials now admit that Raymond Davis, held in Pakistan for murder, was a CIA operative and former employee of Blackwater. A Viewpoint about civilian deaths in the trillion dollar war on Afghanistan.
From RUSSIA- Newly released Wikileaks dispatches explain why the US supports the often embarrassing Italian President Berlusconi- US military bases in Italy, troops to Afghanistan, and support for sanctions against Iran.
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.
This program will be aired on Friday evening at 6:30pm (PST) 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.(PST)
The Shortwave Report may be downloaded as a podcast from < feed:// > or iTunes (search for "shortwave" in podcasts)
Check out the amazing streams at < >
And Radio For Peace International at < >

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)
link for broadcast edition-
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link for smaller file and streaming-
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¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts

--"Anyone who isn't confused really doesn't understand the situation."
--Edward R Murrow