The Shortwave Report 03/30/12 Listen Globally!

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Dan Roberts


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Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (March 30) 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 the Voice of Russia, Spanish National Radio, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.
From RUSSIA- A year ago there appeared top be a triumph of democracy in Libya, with significant assistance from months of NATO bombings. Today the country is seriously divided and many are accusing the West of abandonment.
From SPAIN- Kofi Annan announced that the Syrian government accepted the UN peace proposal for a ceasefire, but the Syrian opposition rejected it. Amnesty International reported a serious increase in the number of executions by governments last year. Israel has cut working relations with the United Nations Human Rights Council and has banned the organization from investigations within Israel. There was a 2-day summit in South Korea on global nuclear security with some talk of reducing nuclear arsenals.
From JAPAN- It has been revealed that the radiation levels are extremely high in one of the reactors at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant. 53 of 54 nuclear reactors are now shut down in Japan. The Japanese Nuclear Safety agency wants a reassessment of all earthquake fault lines off the coast of Japan. Fishermen north of Fukushima prefecture are banned from catching sea bass as the radioactive contamination spreads. Fishermen are demanding research into the levels of radioactive contamination in the 20 km zone where fishing has been banned since the accident.
From CUBA- A Viewpoint on the US government's continual listing of Cuba as a nation that sponsors terrorists. A retired US Brigadier General has urged the US to drop Cuba from the list.
From GERMANY- World Water Day was observed last week with a summit in France. Here is a report about the declaration of the right to clean water and how it is being implemented in several regions of the world.
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.
NEWLY CORRECTED!!! The Shortwave Report may be downloaded as a podcast from < feed://

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

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