Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (April 11) is up at the website
http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml in both broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quickdownload or streaming form (4.9MB) (28:59)
This week's show features stories from China Radio International, Radio Netherlands, Radio Havana Cuba, and the Voice of Russia.
From CHINA- A report on agreements reached at the Bangkok Climate Change Conference which just concluded. Citizens of Nepal are voting for an assembly to rewrite the country's constitution. A Palestinian negotiator says that Israeli blockade and closures have turned the West Bank into a prison like Gaza. Iran is moving forward with its development of nuclear fuel and power plants. China strongly condemned the disruption of the Olympic torch relays by pro-Tibetan protesters. China responded to the criticism leveled last week by Amnesty International concerning the riots in Tibet.
From NETHERLANDS- In the face of many protests against China's treatment of the Tibetan region, a Chinese expert questions whether the protests and possible Olympic boycotts are really justified. The attempt to eliminate global stockpiles of chemical weapons is being held up by Arab Middle East nations- Israel's nuclear weapon stockpile is their justification.
From CUBA- Richard Falk, a Jewish American law Professor, has compared Israeli treatment of Palestinians to the Nazi regime- his appointment to the UN Human Rights Commission has infuriated Israel. India and Africa have declared that there is an urgent need to reform international financial structures. Sharp increases in food prices have provoked violence and increased suffering in many developing nations.
From RUSSIA- The Guardian UK reports that a secret draft agreement between the US and Iraqi governments will authorize an open-ended presence of troops in Iraq. A commentary on how the American media has returned to stereotyping Russia as it did during the Cold War.
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 Monday at 5:30pm(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_04_11_08.mp3 >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml >
ˇFurthuR! Dan Roberts
"The biggest part of reporting the truth is the news agenda itself. What we choose to put on the air, what we think is a page one story, what our priorities are. I would not be fooled by the old myth that reporting is about objectivity. Deciding what is news is the most subjective of acts and it is probably the most important thing that we do."