The Shortwave Report 12/09/11 Listen Globally

author: 
Dan Roberts

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (December 9) is up at the website http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml 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} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)

This week's show features stories from Spanish National Radio, Radio Deutsche-Welle,NHK World Radio Japan, China Radio International, Radio Havana Cuba, and the Voice of Russia.
From SPAIN- Eurozone countries are investigating ratings agencies for unfair influence on their economic problems. Spanish Indignatos are continuing their rallies and occupations of foreclosed housing. A cooperative bank in Catalonia has frozen all accounts due to lack of funds.
From GERMANY- British PM Cameron threatened to block a new EU treaty designed to save the Euro. A review of the scope and impact of the 2 million public workers who went on strike last week in the UK.
From JAPAN- Another nuclear power plant has been shut down because of an internal radioactive water leak, leaving only 15% of Japan's nukes in operation. Radioactive cesium was found in powdered milk, leading to the recall of 400,000 cans intended for infants. The lower House of Japan has approved an accord to develop and build nuclear power plants in 4 other countries. A major solar energy trade show has opened near Tokyo, where interest has soared after severe power shortages following the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
From CHINA- A Chinese entrepreneur has won a Right Livelihood award for developing and deploying solar technology.
From CUBA- A Viewpoint on the dissolving relationship between the US and Pakistan, resulting in the US withdrawal from a strategic air base used by the CIA for launching and controlling drones.
From RUSSIA- 33 countries signed on for the new Latin American organization called the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, or CELAC. It has been largely caused by the overpowering influence of the US and the Monroe Doctrine.
There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line -
http://www.campusprogress.org/soundvision/780/big-stories-shortwaves

I was interviewed for an informative weekly radio show Mediageek, available at http://radio.mediageek.net

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 < http://www.kzyx.org >
There are several other streams that work better- < http://www.freakradio.org >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://radio.indymedia.org/en/podcast?keys=shortwave++

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-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/swr_12_09_11_128.mp3 > (27 MB) HIGHEST QUALITY
< http://www.outfarpress.com/swr_12_09_11.mp3 > (16MB) Broadcast Quality
< http://www.outfarpress.com/swr_12_09_11_24_22.mp3 > (6MB) Slow Modem streaming
Website Page-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml >
¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts

--"Counterpart to the knee-jerk liberal is the new knee-pad conservative, always groveling before the rich and powerful."
– Edward Abbey