Thursday, November 27, 2008

The Shortwave Report 11/21/08 Listen Globally!

The Shortwave Report 11/21/08 Listen Globally!
by Dan Roberts ( outfarpress(at) )
Thursday Nov 20th, 2008 4:49 PM
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.
Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (November 21) is up at the website in both broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quickdownload or streaming form (4.9MB) (28:59)
(NEW! If you have access to there is a higher quality version posted up there {26.7MB}

This week's show features stories from China Radio International, Radio Netherlands, Radio Havana Cuba, and the Voice of Russia.
From CHINA- The Chinese President is visiting Cuba and other Latin American nations, signing cooperation and trade deals- he also delivered significant aid to Cuba for hurricane relief. China announced energy conservation plans as a means of reducing climate change. China has denied that it plans to send troops to Afghanistan, though it has peace keepers in the DRC. Rebels in the DRC appear to be pulling back as promised, but refugee camps remain full. The Israeli transportation minister has called for targeted killings of Hamas members in Palestine. The UN is looking at the growing problem of pirates off the coast of Somalia.
From NETHERLANDS- Radio Netherlands has eliminated shortwave broadcasts to North America. The decision is based on their surveys that find very few listeners in N America. If you ever listen to RN on shortwave, please let them know- by email to letters [at] or send them a letter to Radio Netherlands Worldwide, PO Box 222, 1200JG, Hilversum, The Netherlands.
The Indian Navy sunk a Somali pirate ship on Wednesday, and the EU is developing a military operation to protect ships in the region. After a brief opening, Israel resealed the borders of the Gaza Strip despite severe food and fuel shortages- Palestinian fishing boats are being attacked by the Israeli Navy.
From CUBA- Cuba has signed a number of trade agreements and loan deferrals with the visiting Chinese President. Bolivian President Evo Morales addressed the UN, saying that neo-liberalism and capitalism were responsible for the global economic crisis. A retiring Law Lord in England has described the invasion of Iraq as a serious violation of international law, and many in Parliament are seeking an independent inquiry into the events.
From RUSSIA- A commentary on Barack Obama's development of a national security team and policy, and his hopes to restore America's moral stature in the world.
There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line at-

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.
This program will be aired on Friday afternoon at 4:30pm (PDST) on KZYX/Z Philo CA, you might be able to stream via < >
There are several other streams that work better- < >Freak Radio Santa Cruz now streams this program on Friday at 9:00am.(PDST)
The Shortwave Report may be downloaded as a podcast from < feed:// > or iTunes (search for "shortwave" in podcasts)
Check out the amazing streams at < >
And Radio For Peace International at < >

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)
link for broadcast edition-
< >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming-
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¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts
--"I like the dreams of the future rather than the history of the past."
--Thomas Jefferson

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