Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (January 17) is up at the website http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml
in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (128kb)(27MB), broadcast quality (16MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom
This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, NHK World Radio Japan, the Voice of Russia, and Spanish National Radio.
From GERMANY- Germany plans to continue pushing for the NSA to cease spying on German government ministers. Two reports on the widely boycotted constitutional referendum in Egypt. A court in Ukraine has banned rallies in the center of the capitol Kiev. Same sex relationships have been banned in Nigeria, following similar laws recently adopted in Uganda. Afghan President Karzai says that 7 children were killed in a US military attack this week.
From CUBA- Afghan President Karzai has ordered the release of 72 prisoners held by US forces. The International Criminal Court has been asked to examine the actions of former British cabinet members and troops over claims of torture in Iraq. Argentina says it will take legal action against companies exploring for oil in the Malvinas Islands, called the Falklands by British colonial forces.
From JAPAN- Two reports on protests in Thailand calling for the immediate resignation of the Prime Minister and a delay of elections. An NHK poll shows that the Japanese people are divided on exercising the right to collective self-defense to help an ally that comes under attack. Renewable energy accounted for a record 23% of total electric power generation in Germany last year- Germany plans to end nuclear power by 2022 and have 80% of energy from renewable sources by 2050.
From RUSSIA- An interview with Professor Chris Busby, the Scientific Secretary of the European Committee on Radiation Risks- they discuss the actual dangers of the radiation released by the disaster in Fukushima.
From SPAIN- In Spain, opposition to the proposed new restrictions on abortion is growing- in the European Parliament more than half of the members oppose the law calling it a violation of human rights. A press review on the huge demonstration in Bilbao in support of ETA prisoners and Basque independence.
There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line -
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.
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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)
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¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts
"The best hope is that one of these days the ground will get disgusted enough just to walk away - leaving people with nothing more to stand ON than what they have so bloody well stood FOR up to now."
-- Kenneth Patchen