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The Shortwave Report 01/04/08 ¡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 (January 4) is up at the website 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- China is to launch its third manned space craft later this year. Iran says it will fire up its first nuclear power plant this summer. Israeli Prime minister Ohmert said the country might agree to rule Jerusalem together with Palestine([search]) in the future. More Palestinians were killed by Israeli troops this week and the Defense Minister said the road blocks and check points would remain. Former Pakistan Prime Minister Sharif withdrew his boycott of the scheduled upcoming elections while riots simmered down in the wake of the assassination of Benazir Bhutto.
From NETHERLANDS- More on the situation in Pakistan where President Musharaf allowed Scotland Yard to aid in the investigation and said he would compensate the poor for their loss of income during the riots. New Years Eve saw widespread riots in the Netherlands. Over 300 people have been killed in riots in Kenya following a disputed election, and the danger of ethnic cleansing looms. Jose Bove, noted French anti-globalization activist, is going on a hunger strike to protest genetically modified foods.
From CUBA- Mexican farmers began the New Year with protests against NAFTA rules that began on January 1. An update on negotiations with Colombia's FARC rebels to release some prisoners. Venezuela launched its new currency, the bolivar, on New Years Day. In a review of the top stories of 2007, Fidel Castro said that Hugo Chavez's challenge to the King of Spain at the Ibero-American Summit was a huge ideological victory.
From RUSSIA- The UN Secretary General hailed the Bali Climate Change Conference as the most important event of 2007. The New York Times described as counter productive the US plans to set up antiballistic missiles in Eastern Europe. A commentary on the end of the monarchy in Nepal.
There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line at-
I was interviewed for an informative weekly radio show Mediageek, available at

  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 < >
There are several other streams that work better- < >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 < > or iTunes (search for "shortwave" in podcasts)
Check out the amazing streams at < >
And Radio For Peace International at < >

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-
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link for smaller file and streaming-
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       ¡FurthuR!      Dan Roberts

--It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

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