The Shortwave Report 10/05/12 Listen Globally

By Anonymous (not verified), 4 October, 2012
Dan Roberts


Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (October 5) is up at the website 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, the Voice of Russia, and NHK World Radio Japan.
From GERMANY- Last weekend saw mass demonstrations against anti-austerity measures in France, Spain, and Portugal. All nuclear power plants in the EU are reportedly in satisfactory condition following stress tests. According to the UN, there will be over a billion people over the age of 60 in the next decade. In the past quarter century the Great Barrier Reef has lost more than half of its coral cover. Iran's currency has lost a third of its value due to sanctions imposed by the US and several other nations. Syria has accused the US and other nations of hijacking a domestic crisis by helping rebels who support terrorism. Turkey has fired mortars into Syria following shelling which may have killed 5 citizens in Turkey.
From CUBA- Syria claims that lies are being treated as news by large international news agencies. The people of Venezuela vote for a president this weekend and Hugo Chavez says he is confident of victory. Israel has announced that it will block an upcoming flotilla of aid for Palestinians in Gaza- 9 previous attempts were thwarted by the Israeli Navy. Palestinians in East Jerusalem protesting treatment by Israeli troops clashed with the Army in occupied territory.
From RUSSIA- According to the Guardian UK the US sent out a memorandum pressuring other UN members to block Palestinian statehood or face US retribution. The US is planning reprisals against militants deemed responsible for the deadly embassy attack in Libya.
From JAPAN- Two Insights, the first discussing how the dispute between Japan and China has affected economic exchange between the two nations. The second describes the ongoing conflict in Okinawa over US military planes called Ospreys that endanger the residents of the region.

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

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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--Major General Smedley Butler USMC, 1933

Dan Roberts
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