Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (April 23) is up at the website http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml in both broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quickdownload or streaming form (3.4MB) (29:00)
This week's show features stories from Spanish National Radio, Radio Netherlands, the Voice of Russia, China Radio International, and Radio Havana Cuba.
From Spain- An arrest warrant alleging embezellment has been issued for the former President of Argentina. The Spanish high court has requested documents from the US concerning the murder of a Spanish TV cameraman by the US military early in the invasion of Iraq. Spain, Honduras and the Dominican Republic are pulling troops from Iraq. Then a comment from the Spanish newspaper El Pais on the withdrawal.
From Netherlands- The US Supreme Court is looking at the legality of holding so-called "Enemy Combatants" at Guantanamo Bay, which has aroused severe criticism from the rest of the planet. George Ryan, former Governor of Illinois who stopped all executions in his state, is calling on the UN Human Rights Commission for a worldwide ban on executions.
From Russia- An observation on the efforts of the US to involve more nations in the war on Iraq and Afghanistan, following an upsurge in violence and the withdrawal of several nations who had supplied troops.
From China- The Egyptian President says that hatred of the US by Arabs has continued to increase following more violence in Iraq and the political assassinations carried out by Israel. China has urged Canada not to provide a stage and base for the Dalai Lama, who they say is attempting "to split the homeland." Cuban President Castro lashed out at the US during celebrations on the 43rd anniversary of its revolution.
From Cuba- The US installed Iraqi government has announced it will convene a tribunal to try Saddam Hussein. Israeli nuclear whistleblower Vanunu has been released from 18 years of jail. The a Viewpoint on the situation in Guantanamo Bay, which most of the world considers a concentration camp in violation of International laws.
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 evening at 7pm 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 (96.3fm) now streams this program on Friday at 9:30am (PST)
Also check out LavaLamp Radio (Japan)- http://www.radiolavalamp.org
streaming the SWR, check out the schedule.
And the Partytown streams are great and informative- http://www.partytown.com/radio
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!
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¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts
--"The biggest part of reporting the truth is the news agenda itself. What we choose to put on the air, what we think is a page one story, what our priorities are. I would not be fooled by the old myth that reporting is about objectivity. Deciding what is news is the most subjective of acts and it is probably the most important thing that we do."