The Shortwave Report 12/23/11 Listen Globally

author: 
Dan Roberts

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (December 23) 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 China Radio International, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and the Voice of Russia.
From CHINA- The Chinese President expressed his condolences on the death of N Korean leader Kim Jung Il. Material from the Japanese earthquake which caused the Fukushima nuclear disaster has begun washing up along the west coast of North America from California to British Columbia.
From GERMANY- Reporters Without Borders has released the annual figures for journalists killed and arrested. The US failed to block plans for a carbon tax imposed on air flights across the EU. British PM Cameron's decision to veto an EU treaty change has been called "The Great Divorce"- an analysis of the growing UK isolation from the continent. Russia has demanded an investigation of civilian deaths by NATO in the course of the Libyan regime change.
From SPAIN- Brazil is suing Chevron for a large offshore oil spill, and several firms including BP have purchased new drilling leases in the Gulf of Mexico. A Spanish journalist just published a book about Wikileaks, reviving unresolved issues about the freedom of speech and information.
From CUBA- Venezuelan President Chavez criticized President Obama who stated that "Venezuela threatens democratic values," and puts the region at risk by having alliances with Cuba and Iran. Venezuela is likely to become a full member of the political and economic alliance called Mercosur, the common market of the south.
From RUSSIA- Many Latin American leaders met in Mexico and condemned the US for contributing to the violent drug crime in their countries. They issued a joint declaration against the US drug policy and urged legalization of drugs if the US cannot restrict the demand from its citizens.
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_23_11_128.mp3 > (27 MB) HIGHEST QUALITY
< http://www.outfarpress.com/swr_12_23_11.mp3 > (16MB) Broadcast Quality
< http://www.outfarpress.com/swr_12_23_11_24_22.mp3 > (6MB) Slow Modem streaming
Website Page-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml >
¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts

--"Revelation can be more perilous than Revolution."
– Vladimir Nabakov