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The Shortwave Report 01/13/11
by Dan Roberts ( outfarpress [at] saber.net )
Thursday Jan 12th, 2012 4:58 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, Radio Deutsche-Welle, China Radio International, the Voice of Russia, and Radio Havana Cuba.
Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (January 13) 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 {35MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)

This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, NHK World Radio Japan, Spanish National Radio, and Radio Havana Cuba.
From JAPAN- The US carried out two series of nuclear weapons tests in 2011, leading the Atomic Bomb Museum in Hiroshima to reset its PeaceWatch clock. Japan will launch a new energy policy featuring less dependency on nuclear energy. A second large solar power plant has been approved for construction in Japan. The US has renewed deadly drone attacks in Pakistan. Three members of the anti-whaling Sea Shepherd crew were taken into custody by the Japanese Coast Guard for actions in the Antarctic Ocean.
From GERMANY- National strikes continue in Nigeria, caused by fuel and commodity price hikes- in addition, radical Muslim groups have been attacking Christian churches. Iran blames Israel and the US for another car bombing which killed another Iranian nuclear scientist.
From CHINA- On Tuesday Syrian President Assad made a rare public appearance and called the ongoing civil war a western plot- on Wednesday a French journalist was killed by a rocket fired on a crowd of Assad supporters. A report on this week's attempt to stem the European debt crisis by establishing the intergovernmental treaty, which the UK recently blocked.
From RUSSIA- US President Obama announced plans to strengthen the US military in the Asian-Pacific region. China strongly disagrees with the US need to prioritize their presence in their area.
From CUBA- The elections in Egypt concluded with an overwhelming victory for Islamic parties, especially for the Muslim Brotherhood. As US drone strikes return to Pakistan, Congress reports that 31% of all US military aircraft are now drones compared to just 5% in 2005. Human Rights activists around the world held protests on the tenth anniversary of the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay. A Viewpoint on Iranian President Ahmedinejad's visit to Venezuela and 4 other Latin American nations.
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_01_13_12_128.mp3 > (27 MB) HIGHEST QUALITY
< http://www.outfarpress.com/swr_01_13_12.mp3 > (16MB) Broadcast Quality
< http://www.outfarpress.com/swr_01_13_12_24_22.mp3 > (6MB) Slow Modem streaming
Website Page-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml >
¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts

--"To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, and kindness."
– Howard Zinn