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The Shortwave Report 03/16/12 Listen Globally!
by Dan Roberts ( outfarpress [at] saber.net )
Thursday Mar 15th, 2012 5:09 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 Havana Cuba, Spanish National Radio, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.
Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (March 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 {35MB} 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, Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.
From CHINA- Japan held memorials last Sunday, the first anniversary of the Fukushima tragedy. The Islamic jihad in Gaza is claiming victory in the now ended battle with Israel that saw 25 Palestinians killed. China is saying that it is not engaged in trade protectionism over its restricted sales of rare earth minerals.
From JAPAN- Japan, the US, and the EU will file complaints with the WTO over China's rare earth sales. The IAEA is concerned about the safety of all nuclear power plants over 20 years old. Prime Minister Noda wants to begin restarting Japan's nuclear power plants, but public sentiment is strongly opposed. Radiation levels at the Fukushima power plants are still too high for workers to inspect or repair. Next month Japan will enforce tougher limits on radiation present in food products.
From CUBA- Afghan students staged protests after an American soldier murdered 16 civilians and burned many of the bodies. More than 3/4's of Brits polled believe a victory in Afghanistan is impossible, and 55% want an immediate withdrawal of troops. The US is investigating the Afghan Air Force for transporting drugs and weapons. Argentina has formally declared that the Malvina Islands are theirs and not what the British claim as the Falklands. Peru has officially passed a law banning genetically modified ingredients anywhere in the country for a full decade before a review.
From SPAIN- Spanish researchers have shown the effectiveness of a molecule found in common Spanish forests for treating cancer. Bolivian President Morales wants to decriminalize the coca leaf. The European Parliament wants women to occupy 40% of the seats in boards of companies. Then three press reviews about popular protests in Spain.
From GERMANY- The new government of Spain is rapidly changing labor laws and meeting huge popular resistance- a massive strike is scheduled for the end of March.
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_03_16_12_128.mp3 > (27 MB) HIGHEST QUALITY
< http://www.outfarpress.com/swr_03_16_12.mp3 > (16MB) Broadcast Quality
< http://www.outfarpress.com/swr_03_16_12_24.mp3 > (6MB) Slow Modem streaming
Website Page-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml >
¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts

-- "The capacity to combine commitment with skepticism is essential to democracy.."
-- Mary Catherine Bateson

Dan Roberts
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