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The Shortwave Report 01/05/18 Listen Globally!
by Dan Roberts (outfarpress(at)
Thursday Jan 4th, 2018 5:21 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, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.
Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (January 5) 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, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.
From JAPAN- Japanese PM Abe spoke at his first press conference of the new year, talking about the threat from North Korea, an expansion of defense forces, and more amendments to the constitution. Then an Insight about nuclear power in Japan- March will be the 7th anniversary of the disaster at Fukushima, and little has been done to decommission the nuclear reactors. A few reactors restarted elsewhere in the country with popular opposition, and the question of abandoning nuclear power remains.
From GERMANY- The anti-government protests in Iran are large as are the pro-government protests that followed. The government claims foreign powers are supporting the unrest. An AFP reporter says that the protests are primarily about economics and have been smaller than those 10 years ago, but more violent.
From CUBA- Since Trump's declaration that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, more than 600 Palestinians have been arrested, with many children taken into custody. An Israeli court has charged a 16 year old Palestinian girl with slapping an Israeli soldier who shot her 14 year old brother in the head with a rubber covered steel bullet. Trump has threatened to halt future aid payments to Palestine. Then a report on what was behind Guatemala recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and their plans to follow the US and move its embassy there.
From RUSSIA- Afshin Rattansi produced a season Finale for his show Going Underground. He mixed highlights from his interview with Barry Jenkins, writer and director of Moonlight, with interviews from British politicians and activists about the effect of austerity in the UK. He also had excerpts from episodes about Yemen, including Medea Benjamin.

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-
< >
¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts

"The most strongly enforced of all known taboos is the taboo against knowing who or what you really are behind the mask of your apparently separate, independent, and isolated egos."
- Alan Watts

Dan Roberts
Shortwave Report-
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