PO Box 1162 Willits CA 95490
Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (September 28) 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 NHK Japan, the Voice of Russia, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and Spanish National Radio.
From JAPAN- The Foreign Ministers of Japan and China have met on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly to talk about the disputed islands in the East China Sea. A fleet of boats from Taiwan entered seas considered by Japan to be within their territorial waters and were driven off with water cannons. China was angered by a speech given by Japanese Prime Minister Noda at the UN General Assembly. Iranian President Ahmedinejad said at the UN that his country is under constant threat of military action by Israel and called for a reform of the United Nations.
From RUSSIA- The deadly attack on the US embassy in Libya was originally blamed on crowd reaction to an anti-Islamic film- later the event was labeled a planned terrorist attack. CIA operatives had been operating out of the embassy and have now left the country.
From GERMANY- In Canada protests against the Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government are increasing- citizens are angered by deep government cuts to social programs, human rights commissions, and environmental protection.
From CUBA- The UN Human Rights chief called on Honduras to end impunity for crimes against lawyers and journalists- in the past 3 years 74 lawyers and 60 lands rights activists have been killed. Huge demonstrations have taken place in Madrid, calling on the government to restore democracy and end austerity cuts demanded by the IMF and EU.
From SPAIN- Several press reviews concerning the proposed referendum on Catalonian independence, one proposing that the relationship between Puerto Rico and the US be used as a model. An article describes the fall in corporate taxes in Spain in recent years, leading to some strong opinions by the broadcasters. The Spanish opposition in Parliament says that they would be willing to change the constitution to move to a federal model. In Greece, broadcast and print media staged a 24 hour strike along with many other sectors of the country- Portugal as well has seen large strikes this week.
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
"Forgiving is not forgetting; it's actually remembering--remembering and not using your right to hit back. Its a second chance for a new beginning. And the remembering part is particularly important. Especially if you don't want to repeat what happened."