The Shortwave Report 01/22/10 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 (January 22) 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- China has continued to experience the most severe winter weather in 60 years. Google postponed the launch of mobile phones in China in an ongoing dispute with the government. An editorial from China Youth Daily concerning the dispute between Google and the Chinese government. Religious violence has resulted in riots and many deaths in Nigeria. Britain is planning to ban drinking contests in bars due to a sharp increase in alcohol induced deaths.
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.
A year after the start of a tobacco smoking ban in the Netherlands, people continue to smoke marijuana in coffeehouses and the tobacco ban is not enforced. In the midst of the human tragedy in Haiti, a political drama is unfolding, with the French accusing the US of invading Haiti rather than aiding it.
From CUBA- More about the situation in earthquake ravaged Haiti, including Doctors Without Borders being refused landing at the US controlled airfields. Private security companies in the US are gearing up for work in Haiti. Blackwater is proposing increasing its presence in Afghanistan, despite its people being trained for work in Iraq. At the British Inquiry into the Iraq invasion, a letter from Jack Straw warning Tony Blair about dubious evidence justifying the military action has surfaced.
From RUSSIA- A right-wing businessman has won the Presidential election in Chile. A world conference on alternative sources of energy has begun in the United Arab Emirate. A commentary about US government spying on US citizens under the guise of a terrorist emergency- this has spread to the US spying on citizens in the European Union, which is creating a controversy.
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_01_22_10.mp3 >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml >
¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts
--"War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group know what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses."
--Major General Smedley Butler USMC, 1933
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