The Shortwave Report 10/02/09 Listen Globally!

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Dan Roberts

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.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 (October 2) 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- At a United Nations Conference to combat desertification, China called on all nations to increase reforestation projects. China is ready for large scale production of electric cars following a breakthrough in battery technology. Greenpeace scientists report that Arctic ice may be completely gone in between 5 and 20 years, based on glacial retreat in Greenland. The World Bank pointed out that the role of the US dollar in world trade is diminishing. Several stories about the United States conflicts with Iran's nuclear development- talks are underway in Geneva on the day I am producing this show.
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.
Amnesty International has launched "Operation Cleanup" to try to get Shell Oil to take more responsibility for the environmental and social devastation it creates in Nigeria- the action involves cleaning up gas stations in the Netherlands.
From CUBA- Three stories about the situation in Honduras, where President Zelaya is under protection in the Brazilian embassy. The military dictator has cut ties with many foreign ambassadors and the Organization of American States- they have suspended the constitution for 45 days and rounded up many of President Zelaya's supporters. Venezuela hosted the second summit between members of the Union of South America and Africa, calling for a reform of the United Nations Security Council and forming a bank of the South to fund hemispheric development projects. The United Nations fact-finding mission into the attacks on Gaza last winter urged an end to impunity for the human rights violations committed there. Pittsburgh police used new high-tech weapons against the protestors at the G20 summit last week- the sound weapons are being deployed in Honduras as well.
From RUSSIA- A Russian representative says that the US and Russia must overcome Cold War stereotypes and the mistrust that is now worse than in the 1980s.
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_10_02_09.mp3 >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml >
¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts
--"When Nike says, just do it, that's a message of empowerment. Why aren't the rest of us speaking to young people in a voice of inspiration?"
--Naomi Klein
http://www.outfarpress.com