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The Shortwave Report 10/21/11 Listen Globally!
by Dan Roberts ( outfarpress [at] saber.net )
Thursday Oct 20th, 2011 5:46 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. NHK World Radio Japan, the Voice of Russia, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Spanish National Radio.
Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (October 21) 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 NHK World Radio Japan, the Voice of Russia, Radio Deutsche-Welle, ana Spanish National Radio.
From JAPAN- A covering of thick polyester sheeting is being installed over one of the damaged reactors at Fukushima, in an attempt to reduce the release of radioactive materials. 5 of 12 schools in a city near Fukushima opened on Monday, with the students wearing masks to and from school, and limited to two hours of outdoor exposure. Japan may ease, but not eliminate, its 2003 restriction on US beef that was a result of mad cow disease. The EU has agreed in principle to tighten rules against the short selling of stock market shares and bonds.
From RUSSIA- The NY Times reported that the Obama administration had considered a cyber attack on Libya before commencing bombing raids there, and another one on Pakistan. A commentary on the use of computer warfare, including the Stuxnet virus which infected computers in Iran to disrupt its uranium enrichment program.
From GERMANY- On Thursday morning, as I produce this show, Colonel Gaddafi has been killed in Libya, though how it occurred is not clear. The European Commission is considering a ban on ratings agencies publishing their assessments of EU countries in financial difficulty. In Rome, at last Saturday's protests against economic inequality, small groups turned violent, much to the consternation of the majority of protestors.
From SPAIN-- A report on the huge October 15th rally in Madrid, where people gathered to express anger at the role of global finance in government.
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_10_21_11_128.mp3 > (27 MB) HIGHEST QUALITY
< http://www.outfarpress.com/swr_10_21_11.mp3 > (16MB) Broadcast Quality
< http://www.outfarpress.com/swr_10_21_11_24_22.mp3 > (6MB) Slow Modem streaming
Website Page-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml >
¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts

--"One must always maintain one's connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it."
– Gaston Bachelard
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