Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (September 29) is up at the website
http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml in both broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quickdownload or streaming form (3.3MB) (29:00)
This week's show features stories from China Radio International, Radio Netherlands, Radio Havana Cuba, and the Voice of Russia.
From CHINA- Following last week's military coup, a new constitution in Thailand should be ready next week, and a temporary Prime Minister will be chosen. The frontrunners to replace Kofi Annan as head of the UN are from S. Korea and India. Pakistan officials cannot confirm nor deny the reported death of Osama bin Laden.
From NETHERLANDS- Geo Bush has asked the US Senate to approve the use of torture on detainees and prisoners- a representative from Human Rights Watch in Europe discusses the implications of this shift in official policy- he questions how the systemic torture of Muslim prisoners makes Americans safer.
From CUBA- First a Viewpoint on the the efforts by the US government to prevent Daniel Ortega and the Sandanista party from regaining power in Nicaragua's upcoming election. Major media sources are reporting advanced deployment of US war ships to the Persian Gulf- this appears to be preparation for a preemptive strike on Iran in about 3 weeks time.
From RUSSIA- 15 Arab states presented a resolution to the IAEA demanding condemnation of Israel's nuclear program. A commentary on the arrival at Guantanamo Bay Prison by members of the International Red Cross. Brazil, Russia, India and China have formed a coalition named BRIC, as a means of competing with the G-8 organization.
There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line at- http://www.campusprogress.org/soundvision/780/big-stories-shortwaves
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 and Saturday at 11am(PDST)
The Shortwave Report may be downloaded as a podcast from < http://www.radio4all.net > or iTunes (search for "shortwave" in podcasts)
Check out the amazing streams at < http://www.radicalradio.org >
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! (maybe a little)
link for broadcast edition-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/swr_9_29_06.mp3 >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml >
ˇFurthuR! Dan Roberts
--"Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it. "