The Shortwave Report 12/30/11 Listen Globally

author: 
Dan Roberts

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (December 30) 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 Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, Spanish National Radio, the Voice of Russia, and NHK World Radio Japan.
From GERMANY- 2011 was a rough, final year for several charismatic European leaders- Berlusconi, Papandreou, and Dominique Strauss-Kahn. What does this portend and who may be the next to fall?
From CUBA- Brazil surpassed Great Britain as the sixth largest economy in the world according to a research group in London. A senior advisor to the US Senate has proposed the elimination of state funded US programs to promote regime change in Cuba.
From SPAIN- Sexual discrimination has hit the headlines in both Israel and Egypt this week. Christmas day saw huge political rallies in both Pakistan and Russia. Russian Prime Minister Putin dismissed the idea of reviewing the accusations of electoral fraud in recent elections.
From RUSSIA- Under the Obama administration, a wide network of drones has been developed to carry out targeted killings of suspected terrorists and stealth surveillance around the world. This network involves dozens of secret facilities and six clandestine bases on two continents. A discussion of research from the New America Foundation.
From JAPAN- The governor of Fukushima prefecture has asked that all nuclear power plants be decommissioned there. The Japanese government wants to store radiation contaminated soil in 8 municipalities in the region, which the local citizens oppose. The government will buy up 4000 tones of contaminated rice. Japan is going to relax its long standing arms export ban, paving the way for weapons exports abroad. A Chinese state run firm has received the first contract to develop oil reserves in Afghanistan.
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_30_11_128.mp3 > (27 MB) HIGHEST QUALITY
< http://www.outfarpress.com/swr_12_30_11.mp3 > (16MB) Broadcast Quality
< http://www.outfarpress.com/swr_12_30_11_24_22.mp3 > (6MB) Slow Modem streaming
Website Page-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml >
¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts

--"If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing."
– Malcolm X