Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (June 8) 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 Radio Netherlands, Radio Havana Cuba, China Radio International, and the Voice of Russia.
From NETHERLANDS- As the G-8 Summit gets underway in Germany, NGOs are accusing G-8 members of failing to deliver on debt relief promises made at the last summit, and exaggerating claims of aid to the African continent. Larry Birns of the Council On Hemispheric Affairs comments on the government closure of a television network in Venezuela, which the American press portrays as a crackdown on free speech.
From CUBA- A US warship in the Indian Ocean shelled a remote village in Somalia, a nation the US is not at war with.
From CHINA- The EU and Japan have announced plans to cut in half greenhouse gases by 2050. China has issued a plan for dealing with global warming and claims that they have already reduced CO2 emissions. The Iranian president says it is too late to stop his country's nuclear development. In the Czech Republic, the US continued to claim that the so-called missile defense system is not a threat to Russia.
From RUSSIA- Mass protests were staged in the Czech republic while George Bush was visiting on his way to the G-8 summit, while others in Europe see the missiles provoking a new arms race. A commentary on Russia's recent missile tests and Putin's threat to withdraw from the Conventional Forces In Europe Treaty. Mikhail Gorbachev has warned the US of falling into complacency and arrogance with the so-called missile defense shield. While Putin and Bush face off at the G-8 summit, an interesting survey shows that Russian and American civilians actually trust and appreciate each other.
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/podcast.php/.xml?series=outFarpress%20presents > or iTunes (search for "shortwave" in podcasts)
Check out the amazing streams at < http://www.radicalradio.org >
And Radio For Peace International at < http://www.rfpi.org >
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_06_08_07.mp3 >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml >
ˇFurthuR! Dan Roberts
Fortunately, somewhere between chance and mystery lies imagination, the only thing that protects our freedom, despite the fact that people keep trying to reduce it or kill it altogether.