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The Shortwave Report 10/27/17 Listen Globally!
by Dan Roberts
Thursday Oct 26th, 2017 4:27 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. NHK Japan, Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.
Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (October 27) is up at the website in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (160kb)(33MB), broadcast quality (13MB), 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 {33MB};)

PODCAST!!!- feed:// (160kb Highest Quality)

NEW ARTICLE about the Shortwave Report in the Boulder Weekly by Gavin Dahl-

This week's show features stories from NHK World Radio Japan, Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.
From JAPAN- The ruling coalition in Japan had a huge victory in last Sunday's election, giving Prime Minister Abe the ability to change the pacifist constitution- some analysts attribute the 2/3 majority to emphasizing the North Korean threat. The US, Japan, and South Korea have begun another military exercise to keep up pressure on the north. Former US President Carter offered to go to North Korea to help break the deadlock over nuclear missile development- the White House told NHK that a visit was nonsense. In northern Italy, two wealthy regions voted in referendums for more autonomy, with 90% of the voters choosing greater control over where their taxes go.
From SPAIN-Alison Hughes reports on the evolving situation in the Catalan region of Spain. The federal government has decided to increase the imposition of Article 155, which gives them the authority to control the regional government. This includes removing any elected officials, controlling taxes, budgets, public broadcasting, and replacing the local police. Nearly half a million protestors took to the streets in Barcelona, and regional President Puigdemont made a radio appeal to the rest of Europe. He later declined to present his argument against Article 155 at the senate in Madrid, and by the time you hear this he may have declared regional independence.
From CUBA- Cuban officials repudiate US claims that diplomats were attacked with sonic waves in Havana, calling it science fiction and slander. At the UN Cuba demanded that the US cease broadcasting propaganda at the island. Syria has called on the UN security Council to take measures to end the atrocities of the US-led coalition, which killed another 14 civilians this week.
From RUSSIA- On his program Going Underground, Afshin Rattansi interviewed Quentin Letts, author of Patronising Bastards: How the Elites Betrayed Britain. They discuss the use of boredom to stop revolutions, how science is used by the technocracy to confuse, and how corporate mission statements are, well, baloney.And how inaction on Brexit is symptomatic of the disconnect between the citizens and the ruling caste.

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.
TIME SLOT on KZYX! This program will be aired on Sunday afternoon at 4pm (PST) on KZYX/Z Philo CA, you might be able to stream via < >

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-
< > (13 MB) Broadcast Quality
< > (6 MB) Slow Modem streaming
Website Page-
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¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts

"Remember this: Even if you win the rat race, you're still a rat."
- Howard Zinn

Dan Roberts
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