portland independent media center  
images audio video
newswire article reporting global

imperialism & war | media criticism

The Shortwave Report 3/2/07 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 (March 2) 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) (28:59)

     This week's show features stories from China Radio International, Radio Netherlands, Radio Havana Cuba, and the Voice of Russia.
From CHINA- The warm winter temperatures in China have broken historical records. N. Korean officials will meet with the US State Dept in Washington next week to begin the normalization process. US allies in the invasion of Iraq are beginning to withdraw troops while the US is increasing its numbers. An agreement between the leaders of Hamas and Fatah in Palestine will lead to the rebuilding of the PLO.
From NETHERLANDS- Israel has stepped up its attacks in the West Bank for the past week, locking down the village of Nablus. A move by the EU to standardize the requirements to call food organic has led to large demonstrations- the EU wants to allow genetically modified foods to be labeled organic.
From CUBA- Fidel Castro called in to Hugo Chavez's weekly radio talk show and they discussed alternative energy sources and Fidel's health. According to the Daily Telegraph UK, Israel is negotiating with the US to use Iraq airspace for future bombing raids on Iran.
From RUSSIA- A commentary on Condi Rice's statements comparing Russia and the former Soviet Union, and US plans to place more missiles in Eastern Europe. A commentary on Russian worries about the US discussion of a return to a "Cold War" relationship.

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_03_02_07.mp3 >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming-
<  http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml >
       ˇFurthuR!      Dan Roberts

We have learned that change cannot come through war. War is not a feasible tool to use in fighting against the oppression we face. War has caused more problems. We cannot embrace that path.
-- Rigoberta Menchu 1995

homepage: homepage: http://www.outfarpress.com
phone: phone: 707 459-1760
address: address: PO Box 1162 Willits CA 95490