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The Shortwave Report 1/23/09 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 (January 23) 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- China's state council has passed a medical reform plan to provide universal health services by 2011. A review of the global response to the inauguration of Barack Obama, including Indonesia, Kenya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Egypt, and Russia.
From NETHERLANDS- Radio Netherlands has eliminated shortwave broadcasts to North America. The decision is based on their surveys that find very few listeners in N America. If you ever listen to RN on shortwave, please let them know- by email to  letters@rnw.nl or send them a letter to Radio Netherlands Worldwide, PO Box 222, 1200JG, Hilversum, The Netherlands.
First, a review of world opinion on the inauguration speech of Barack Obama, with quotes from India, China, Germany, and Dutch politicians. A Dutch press review on "Change," as in climate change- pointing out that governments are willing to spend hundreds of billions bailing out corporations but cannot afford to invest in reversing climate destruction. Human rights groups are calling for Israel to be charged with war crimes for the most recent annihilation of the Gaza Strip- a lawyer describes why it is hard to prosecute a nation for war crimes.
From CUBA- UN Secretary General Ban ki Moon toured the destruction in the Gaza Strip saying the he was shocked at the Israeli bombing of UN facilities storing relief aid. A United Nations official is urging the Obama administration to prosecute George Bush and Donald Rumsfeld for war crimes at Guantanamo Bay prison. Native American activist Leonard Peltier, now 64 years old, was severely beaten in a prison in Pennsylvania.
From RUSSIA- A commentary on the Obama presidency, describing the importance of restoring good communication and relations between the US and Russia.
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_01_23_09.mp3 >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming-
<  http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml >
ˇFurthuR! Dan Roberts
--"My belief has always been that wherever in this land any individual's constitutional rights are being unjustly denied, it is the obligation of the federal government- at point of bayonet if necessary- to restore that individual's constitutional rights."
--Ronald Reagan, 1983

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