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The Shortwave Report 09/16/11 Listen Globally!
by Dan Roberts ( outfarpress [at] saber.net )
Thursday Sep 15th, 2011 5:33 PM
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. Free to rebroadcast. China Radio International, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Radio Havana Cuba.
Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (September 16) is up at the website http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml 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 {27MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)

This week's show features stories from China Radio International, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Radio Havana Cuba.
From CHINA- At the World Economic Forum, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao outlined a plan to reform his country's political system and called for confidence in world economic recovery- he said that China is willing to help debt-laden Europe by increasing investments. Iran continues to deny any intent to build secret nuclear weapons. Australia Prime Minister Julia Gillard is calling for major polluters to pay a tax for carbon emissions.
From JAPAN- Experts are trying to decide how to remove radiation from areas near the destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant. A survey shows that 70% of the residents of radiation affected areas feel that little or no reconstruction progress is being made. Recently resigned Prime Minister Kan has called for a comprehensive revision of Japan's nuclear policy. Two reports on the explosion at a nuclear waste facility in France. Japan is opening up idle agricultural land for the installation of solar and wind energy farms.
From GERMANY- The Italian government passed an austerity program in an attempt to balance its budget- serious protests have emerged. As mentioned earlier, China has offered to lend Europe money, but it wants to be recognized as a real market economy. The Turkish Prime Minister is touring North African nations involved in the so-called "Arab Spring," but the tensions with Israel have dominated his visit.
From CUBA-- Relations between Israel and Egypt deteriorated last week when Egyptians attacked the Israeli Embassy. As the date approaches for the US withdrawal from Iraq, US officials are considering moving the drone program to Turkey. Venezuelan President Chavez defended the construction of a new international financial order in Latin America. In Bolivia, indigenous groups continue to protest highway and petroleum development. As the United Nations General Assembly opened this week, with Latin American topics including Haiti, the US blockade of Cuba, and the ownership of the Malvinas Islands, also known to the British as the Falklands.
There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line -
http://www.campusprogress.org/soundvision/780/big-stories-shortwaves

I was interviewed for an informative weekly radio show Mediageek, available at http://radio.mediageek.net

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 < http://www.kzyx.org >
There are several other streams that work better- < http://www.freakradio.org >Freak Radio Santa Cruz now streams this program on Friday at 9:00am.(PDST)
NEWLY CORRECTED!!! The Shortwave Report may be downloaded as a podcast from < feed://radio.indymedia.org/en/podcast?keys=shortwave++

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-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/swr_09_16_11_128.mp3 > (27 MB) HIGHEST QUALITY
< http://www.outfarpress.com/swr_09_16_11.mp3 > (16MB) Broadcast Quality
< http://www.outfarpress.com/swr_09_16_11_24_22.mp3 > (6MB) Slow Modem streaming
Website Page-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml >
¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts

--"If a man has an apartment stacked to the ceiling with newspapers we call him crazy. If a woman has a trailer house full of cats we call her nuts. But when people pathologically hoard so much cash that they impoverish the entire nation, we put them on the cover of Fortune magazine and pretend that they are role models.”
– B Lester
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