Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (January 5) 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 Radio Netherlands, Radio Havana Cuba, China Radio International, and the Voice of Russia.
From NETHERLANDS- A Dutch press review on the execution of Saddam Hussein. G Bush's new Iraq strategy has been speculated on around the world- most are expecting an increase in troops in Iraq despite the overwhelming opposition to this action. In Spain, Basque separatists exploded a bomb in Madrid, putting a halt on negotiations with Zapatero's government- ETA is compared to the IRA. Human rights activists are saying that there is an accelerated effort to bring justice and reconciliation in Latin America, despite Pinochet's death before his crimes against humanity could be judged in court.
From CUBA- A delegation of former prisoners, lawyers, activists and family members of prisoners is meeting in Cuba next week to go demand that the US close down the prison at Guantanamo Bay.
From CHINA- Chinese officials were angered by a Taiwanese leader's address on independence. In Thailand a series of bombs were exploded on New Years eve, though no one claimed responsibility. China is recognizing that there will be food security problems as the climate continues to warm from carbon accumulation. The chief NATO spokesman in Afghanistan says the biggest issue in 2007 is the high number of civilian casualties caused by NATO actions.
From RUSSIA- A commentary on the year 2006 in international politics, focusing on the various forms and consequences of globalization.
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 (PST) 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(PST)
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_01_05_07.mp3 >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml >
ˇFurthuR! Dan Roberts
--"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored."