The Shortwave Report 05/11/12 Listen Globally!

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PO Box 1162 Willits CA 95490


Dan Roberts


707 459-1760

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Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (May 11) 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 Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, NHK World Radio Japan, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.
From SPAIN- Last weekend's elections in France, Greece, and Italy showed a significant shift in voter attitude toward the austerity measures imposed in the Eurozone. Nicolas Sarkozy became the 11th European leader to fall since the start of the economic crisis. You will hear the news, press reviews, and a discussion of the impact of these electoral changes in Europe. Then, Bolivia has said that it will pay a small sum, or nothing at all, for the Spanish electrical company which was nationalized last week.
From CUBA- A Viewpoint on a gathering of indigenous people from around the world at the UN. In the Americas there have been some recent gains for the native people of Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Venezuela. But overall, the Colonial policies of extinction and domination still prevail today.
From JAPAN- Tepco, the company which owns and operates the Fukushima nuclear power plant, has been allowed to restructure to cover the huge expenses from the disaster last year- initially over $20 billion of taxpayers money will buy part of the company and pay out the first wave of compensation claims. A US research team has suggested burying all plutonium stockpiles underground to avoid the high cost of recycling the fuel.
From GERMANY- In the nuclear power plants of France, and several other European countries and Japan, the workers who perform the most dangerous maintenance are contract workers- this is done to avoid liability. In France these workers have formed an association and some are suing over workplace violations. Netherlands has passed a law restricting the sale of cannabis products to Dutch citizens only- it is in force in the South now, and is to go national next year.
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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