PO Box 1162 Willits CA 95490
Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (September 14) is up at the website http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml 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, China Radio International, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and the Voice of Russia.
From GERMANY- Barcelona Spain was brought to a standstill when one and a half million citizens demonstrated for more Catalonian independence. Spanish Prime Minister Rajoy will not cut pensions if required for a bailout. The European Commission Bank (or ECB) praised Greek economic improvements. A top court in Germany overturned legal challenges against the European Stability Mechanism (or ESM). French President Hollande announced cuts in public spending and higher taxes for the wealthy.
From CHINA- The Center for Disease Control in China is investigating human testing of genetically modified rice on 24 children in China. Japan claims it has legally purchased from a private party several islands that China has claimed since WW2. China wants to internationally establish sovereignty over its territorial waters. The Philippines have renamed part of the South China Sea as the West Philippine Sea.
From JAPAN- First, Japan's perspective on the conflict with China over the disputed Sekaku Islands. It has been 18 months since the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power facility- a description of some of the challenges facing Japan for the next 40 years. The Japanese Health Ministry has halted subsidizing health check ups for subcontracted clean up workers at the Fukushima nuclear plant. In India there are increased anti-nuclear protests after a demonstrator was killed by police.
From CUBA- A Caravan for Peace arrived in Washington DC in an attempt to demand that the Presidential campaign address the drug violence in Mexico. In Chile a ceremony was held to honor the victims of the September 11, 1973 coup that overthrew Salvador Allende and installed General Pinochet. Chilean courts have ruled that Allende committed suicide while the building he was in was bombed. Protestors in London are challenging the Arctic oil drilling plans by Shell Oil.
From RUSSIA- Following 9/11 2001 there has been a so-called "War on Terror"- a review of what has actually been accomplished in the past 11 years.
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 http://radio.mediageek.net
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.
NEW TIME SLOT on KZYX! This program will be aired on Sunday afternoon at 4pm (PDST) on KZYX/Z Philo CA, you might be able to stream via < http://www.kzyx.org >
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
"The capacity to combine commitment with skepticism is essential to democracy."
--Mary Catherine Bateson