The Shortwave Report 04/13/12 Listen Globally!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu 2012-04-12 23:25 UTC

PO Box 1162 Willits CA 95490


Dan Roberts


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Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (April 13) 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 Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, the Voice of Russia, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and NHK World Radio Japan.
From SPAIN- In Tunisia, the forerunner of the so-called "Arab Spring," protestors are being beaten and not allowed to assemble. The new Spanish government is enacting strict laws to limit protests and place criminal charges on organizers. Greece has announced General elections on May 6th, the first since the debt crisis began. Iran says that it can survive for years without exporting its oil, and has ceased supplying Spain in advance of the EU sanctions.
From CUBA- Iran will not allow any preconditions to the nuclear talks with the 5 permanent members of the UN Security Council scheduled for this weekend. The Syrian Foreign Minister accused Turkey of arming and assisting the opposition rebels. French Presidential candidate Hollande says he will renegotiate the new European Treaty and withdraw troops from Afghanistan. A Viewpoint on the 10th anniversary of a US-supported failed coup against Hugo Chavez. Representatives from American indigenous peoples gathered in Colombia to defend their rights and promote dialogue with their states.
From RUSSIA- This year marks the 40th anniversary of America's War on Drugs- a recap of the ineffectiveness of the operation and a preview of what Latin American leaders intend to tell President Obama at this weekend's Summit of the Americas in Colombia.
From GERMANY- As life expectancy surges in Europe, the age of retirement for workers has been raised and will continue to do so.
From JAPAN- An Insight on the growing opposition to nuclear power plants in China. China has 15 nuclear plants built and is working on 26 more.
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

-- "We have two American flags always: one for the rich and one for the poor. When the rich fly it means that things are under control; when the poor fly it means danger, revolution, anarchy."
-- Henry Miller