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The Shortwave Report 8/8/08 Listen 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 (August 8) 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)
(NEW! If you have access to Audioport.org there is a higher quality version posted up there {26.7MB}  http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)

This week's show features stories from China Radio International, Radio Netherlands, Radio Havana Cuba, and the Voice of Russia.
From CHINA- A strong aftershock hit southwest China while a meeting was being held about relief for the victims of May's earthquake. US presidential candidate Ron Paul criticized a Congressional resolution about China's human rights situation. There were further stories that Russia is planning a military presence in Cuba. Syria says it is trying to end the standoff concerning Iran's nuclear development. The US and 4 other nations are considering further sanctions against Iran.
From NETHERLANDS- The military court at Guantanamo Bay found Osama's chauffeur guilty of supporting terrorism- a human rights activist from Britain discusses the case. In Thailand, the computer game "Grand Theft Auto" has been pulled from stores following a violent attack on a taxicab driver.
From CUBA- British riot police attacked protestors at a coal power station and blocked food deliveries to the ongoing Climate Camp. A Viewpoint on the referendum this weekend in Bolivia, where it will be decided if indigenous leader Evo Morales will continue his presidency.
From RUSSIA- South American leaders are meeting to further discuss regional integration. Russia and Cuba are developing their economic cooperation. A top Russian General agrees that the placement of the US missile defense shield in the Czech Republic would pose a serious health risk to the citizens. The Pentagon dissolved and reconstituted its project to spy on US antiwar protestors. The Pentagon named the war on global terrorism its top priority and expressed concern over Russian and Chinese military modernization. A commentary on John McCain's criticism of Russia's home and foreign policies.
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.(PDST)
The Shortwave Report may be downloaded as a podcast from < feed://www.radio4all.net/responder.php/podcast/podcast.xml?series=outFarpress+presents > 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_08_08_08.mp3 >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming-
<  http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml >
ˇFurthuR! Dan Roberts
--Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.
- Franklin D Roosevelt

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