The Shortwave Report 02/26/10 Listen Globally!

author: 
Dan Roberts ( outfarpress(at)saber.net )

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (February 26) is up at the website
http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml in both broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quickdownload or streaming form (4.9MB) (28:59)
(NEW! If you have access to Audioport.org there is a higher quality version posted up there {26.7MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&;)

This week's show features stories from China Radio International, Radio Netherlands, Radio Havana Cuba, and the Voice of Russia.
From CHINA- General Motors will cease producing Hummer vehicles after a sale to a Chinese firm was rejected by Chinese regulators. China is planning to help Colombia reduce cocaine production. China is not allowing the introduction of genetically modified versions of rice and corn because of health concerns. Police in Dubai continue to believe that Israeli secret service Mossad was behind the murder of a Hamas leader. A US drone attack in Pakistan killed 5 more civilians.
From NETHERLANDS- Radio Netherlands has eliminated shortwave broadcasts to North America. The decision is based on their surveys that find very few listeners in N America. If you ever listen to RN on shortwave, please let them know- by email to letters [at] rnw.nl or send them a letter to Radio Netherlands Worldwide, PO Box 222, 1200JG, Hilversum, The Netherlands.
The Dutch government collapsed following the Dutch Prime Minister's plans to extend the use of Dutch troops in Afghanistan- a discussion of how this will affect the Afghan war and NATO. Afghan President Karzai has seized control of the country's election watchdog, further eroding his legitimacy in the international arena.
From CUBA- Antiwar activists took to the streets of Berlin in response to government plans to increase troops in Afghanistan. Hundreds of thousands of Greek citizens are on strike to protest the imposition of austerity measures to save the failing economy. A Viewpoint on the creation of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, formed this week at the Unity Summit in Mexico, as a replacement for the Organization of American States.
From RUSSIA- The government of Sudan has agreed to a ceasefire with the largest rebel group in the country. The Israeli Army has received the biggest drone ever made. The US Commander in Iraq said that the withdrawal of troops could be slowed down after the March 7 elections. An observation on the brewing conflict between Argentina and Britain over the oil and other resources in the Falkland Islands.
There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line at-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.
This program will be aired on Friday afternoon at 4:30pm (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)
The Shortwave Report may be downloaded as a podcast from < feed://http://www.radio4all.net/responder.php/podcast/podcast.xml?series=outFarpress+presents > or iTunes (search for "shortwave" in podcasts)
Check out the amazing streams at < http://www.radicalradio.org >
And Radio For Peace International at < http://www.rfpi.org >

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)
link for broadcast edition-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/swr_02_26_10.mp3 >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml >
¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts
--"I think people are dazzled by Obama's rhetoric, and that people ought to begin to understand that Obama is going to be a mediocre president - which means, in our time, a dangerous president - unless there is some national movement to push him in a better direction."
--Howard Zinn
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