The Shortwave Report 06/29/12 Listen Globally

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PO Box 1162 Willits CA 95490


Dan Roberts


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Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (June 29) 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, Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, the Voice of Russia, and NHK World Radio Japan.
From GERMANY- Queen Elizabeth II shook hands with Martin McGuinness, Sinn Fein politician and former IRA commander. A court in Germany has ruled that circumcising boys on religious grounds is illegal. An in-depth report on the chances of the new Greek government being successful at remaining in the European Union.
From SPAIN- European leaders were strongly divided as they went into this week's economic summit. The finance ministers of the Eurozone agreed that Spanish banks qualify for a rescue bail out, but that the state must guarantee the loan. The president of Paraguay was ousted in a parliamentary coup and the Supreme Court denied his appeal.
From CUBA- Cuban President Raul Castro rejected the coup in Paraguay and went on to criticize the US involvement in numerous coups and attempts in Latin America.
From RUSSIA- Former US President Jimmy Carter wrote an editorial in the New York Times severely criticizing the Obama administration for drone assassinations of people considered enemies of the US, violating the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
From JAPAN- The highest level of radiation to date has been detected at the Fukushima nuclear power plants. Shareholders in TEPCO, the owners of the Fukushima nukes, voted to effectively nationalize the company because of debts from the accident last March. There was a large protest outside that shareholders meeting. Last week the government approved restarting two nuclear plants- local residents are seeking a court order to halt the start up. A Chinese bank has opened a branch in Taiwan- this will involve the direct trading of Chinese and Taiwanese currency, without using the US dollar, as is already happening between China and Japan.
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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