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The SHORTWAVE REPORT 10/20/06 ˇLISTEN GLOBALLY!

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 20) 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- At the UN, Venezuela and Guatemala have been trying to win the Latin American non-permanent seat on the Security Council- the US is backing Guatemala. Geo Bush signed a new law on holding detainees and said it would bring to justice the perpetrators of 9/11.
From NETHERLANDS- More on the torture bill signed into law by Geo Bush- he said that the US "does not use torture"- a representative of Human Rights Watch responds to the refusal of the UK to take back prisoners being released from Abu Ghraib. Monday was World Food Day at the UN. There will be a runoff Presidential election in Ecuador, where the leftist candidate who was predicted to win has claimed fraud by his opponent, the richest man in Ecuador.
From CUBA- A Viewpoint on Radio and TV Marti, which are US broadcasts of propaganda intended to help overthrow the government of Fidel Castro- the US spends $37 million on these broadcasts. Cuba says they violate many international and telecommunication agreements.
From RUSSIA- Palestinian President Abbas say he may dismiss the elected Hamas government to settle the current crisis. Many Lebanese continue to to die or be injured by cluster bombs dropped by Israel during this summer's invasion. A commentary on appeals from US Senators, the US public, Iraqi citizens, and the citizens of the world for the US to review its policy in Iraq and withdraw forces from there.

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 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_10_20_06.mp3 >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming-
<  http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml >
       ˇFurthuR!      Dan Roberts

As people do better, they start voting like Republicans - unless they have too much education and vote Democratic, which proves there can be too much of a good thing.
-Karl Rove

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