The Shortwave Report 01/06/12 Listen Globally

Dan Roberts

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (January 6) is up at the website 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}

This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, NHK World Radio Japan, Spanish National Radio, and Radio Havana Cuba.
From GERMANY- A state of emergency was called in parts of Nigeria following an Islamic insurgency and deadly tribal clashes. Protests emerged across Nigeria in response to the government removing fuel subsidies- gasoline prices doubled at the pump as recommended by the IMF and World Bank. The Pentagon says it will continue to send aircraft carriers to the Persian Gulf despite warnings from Iran. The South Korean President stated that he was hopeful that the new leader in the North, Kim Jong-Un could lead to better relations between the two states.
From JAPAN- N Korea said bi-lateral ties with Japan were darkened by a lack of condolences for the death of Kim Jong-Il. Last year's devastating earthquake off the coast of Japan was followed by over 7000 aftershocks. Insurance companies made record pay-outs last year on natural disasters- this record does not include claims following the nuclear disaster at Fukushima. The anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd began obstructing a a Japanese whaling ship in the Antarctic Ocean on Wednesday. The Mayor of another town in Fukushima Prefecture opposes the plan to store radioactive soil in his area. The head of Japan's nuclear safety agency is calling for more more effort to gain public trust of the nuclear power industry. Toshiba has developed a mobile system to decontaminate areas affected by radiation leaks. Only 6 of Japan's 54 nuclear power plants are currently in operation and many oppose reopening any more. France's nuclear watchdog says that their nuclear power plants need billions of dollars to improve safety in the event of natural disasters.
From SPAIN- The new Energy Minister of Spain says that their nuclear power plant that was scheduled to shut down in 2013 should remain working. Unemployment in Spain continues to rise, now reaching 22%. A government spokesperson in Greece says that the country may be forced to leave the Eurozone, while strikes continue to spread around the country. The Taliban are ready to set up a political office, possibly in Qatar, to speed negotiations to end the war in Afghanistan. A review of the Spanish press on the first of the new year.
From CUBA- Ecuador may join the South Common Market, and Venezuela is increasing its use of the Latin American currency, the Sucre. Argentina again expressed its sovereignty over the Maldives islands, which the British claim and call the Falklands. Tar sands extraction in Canada is increasing dramatically. New arms sales to Saudi Arabia are about to be announced. Israeli and Palestinian negotiators met in Jordan in an attempt to discuss a two-state solution.
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.
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 < >
There are several other streams that work better- < >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://

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-
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¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts

--"Fortunately, somewhere between chance and mystery lies imagination, the only thing that protects our freedom, despite the fact that people keep trying to reduce it or kill it off altogether."
– Luis Bunuel

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