Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (November 23) 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 the Voice of Russia, Radio Havana Cuba, Radio Deutsche-Welle, NHK World Radio Japan, and Spanish National Radio.
From RUSSIA- Voters in Washington state and Colorado legalized the recreational use of marijuana. How will this affect the 40 year old "War on Drugs" in Latin American nations?
From CUBA- Peace talks are continuing in Cuba between FARC rebels and the Colombian government. There were many reports about the war in Gaza this week, here are two. Three Palestinian journalists were killed in their car by an Israeli airstrike, following missile strikes on the media center buildings in Gaza. By Tuesday Latin American leaders had expressed their concerns over Israel's attacks in the Gaza strip and demanded UN intervention.
From GERMANY- After 8 days of violence between the militaries of Israel and Palestine a ceasefire was brokered by Egypt. Britain and France have formally recognized the Syrian opposition coalition. France has pulled its troops from Afghanistan. US credit rating agency Moodys stripped France of its top government bond rating. Germany's Green Party has made preparations for general elections in September of next year.
From JAPAN- Attempts to produce biofuel from algae are underway in Japan. The WTO has ruled against Ontario Canada's policy of limitations on buying back solar power if the panels are not made in Canada. The World Bank issued a new warning on global warming. The acidity of the Pacific Ocean south of Japan is rising rapidly, negatively affecting the oceanic ecosystem.
From SPAIN- Several press reviews covering this weekend's elections in Catalonia, doctors and healthcare workers protesting against privatization of hospitals, and the fate of college graduates who are not finding employment in their fields of expertise. The Spanish government has passed a decree to help the most needy families facing eviction, responding to a homeowner suicide last week. The Spanish government is considering granting residence permits to any foreigner buying an apartment costing more than 160,000 Euros.
There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line -
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.
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)
< http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml >
¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts
"I never said half the crap people said I did."￼