The Shortwave Report 12/02/11 Listen Globally

Dan Roberts

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (December 2) 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 NHK World Radio Japan, China Radio International, Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and the Voice of Russia.
From JAPAN- For the second time in a month, Japan has banned rice found to be contaminated with cesium. Pakistan says that the NATO attack that killed 24 was deliberate. In an Insight episode, a Pakistani journalist describes the citizen and national reaction to the provocative attack by NATO.
From CHINA- China is making it easier for Beijing residents to purchase, register, and use electric vehicles.
From SPAIN- An editorial from Spanish newspaper El Pais on how US attempts to solve its economic crisis reveals the real motivation of most politicians- to win the next election. 8 out of 10 Spaniards do not believe taxes are collected fairly. Israel fired missiles back at Lebanon, while Spain reiterated the need for Israel to cease illegal settlement construction. The world is getting hotter and human beings are to blame according to the World Meteorological Association at the UN Climate talks in Durban, S Africa.
From CUBA- A Viewpoint on the UN Climate talks in Durban South Africa, describing the politics of the meeting, and raising questions about the influence of wars on climate change. Millions of public sector workers in the UK staged a massive strike against pension cuts and other austerity measures.
From RUSSIA- Several scientists have reported evidence that NATO and the US used depleted uranium weapons in overthrowing Libya. The story includes the history of using depleted uranium munitions and the long term consequences to humans and the environment.
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-
< > (16MB) Broadcast Quality
< > (6MB) Slow Modem streaming
Website Page-
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¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts

--"Society is like a stew. If you don't stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top."
– Edward Abbey