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The Shortwave Report 09/18 Listen Globally!
by Dan Roberts Thursday, Sep. 17, 2009 at 12:36 PM 707 459-1760 PO Box 1162 Willits Ca 95490

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (September 18) is up at the website in both broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quickdownload or streaming form (4.9MB) (28:59)
(NEW! If you have access to there is a higher quality version posted up there {26.7MB}

This week's show features stories from China Radio International, Radio Netherlands, Radio Havana Cuba, and the Voice of Russia.
From CHINA- A five month test showed that traditional Chinese medicines are effective for preventing and curing H1N1 flu- there is also a vaccine being mass produced. The Chinese President Hu Jintao will speak next week on a variety of subjects at the upcoming G-20 summit and at the United Nations. China wants the United States to take back its criticism in its new National Intelligence Strategy Report. China has filed a formal complaint to the World Trade Organization over US tariffs on Chinese made tires. A World Bank report says that climate change will affect developing countries much more than developed ones. Iran has warned that it is ready to defend itself if there is a military attack against its atomic facilities.
From NETHERLANDS- Radio Netherlands has eliminated shortwave broadcasts to North America. The decision is based on their surveys that find very few listeners in N America. If you ever listen to RN on shortwave, please let them know- by email to or send them a letter to Radio Netherlands Worldwide, PO Box 222, 1200JG, Hilversum, The Netherlands.
Venezuelan President Chavez has announced a large weapons deal with Russia which some claim will upset the balance of power in Latin America.
From CUBA- The Iraqi television reporter who threw his shoes at George Bush has been released from jail to a hero's welcome in Baghdad. There are more accusations of fraud in the election in Afghanistan. A US Federal Appeals court has rejected a lawsuit against a military contractor at Abu Ghraib prison. The US government is increasing its hiring of military contractors by more than one billion dollars.
From RUSSIA- President Obama has extended the economic sanctions against Cuba for another year. The British army is discharging from hospital thousands of servicemen maimed in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Guardian (UK) reports that the US military will change its strategy in Afghanistan to the east near Pakistan. British Petroleum predicts that half of the planets remaining hydrocarbons are under the Arctic Ocean, leading to conflicts over which countries own the rights.
There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line at-

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.
This program will be aired on Friday afternoon at 4:30pm (PDST) on KZYX/Z Philo CA, you might be able to stream via < >
There are several other streams that work better- < >Freak Radio Santa Cruz now streams this program on Friday at 9:00am.(PDST)
The Shortwave Report may be downloaded as a podcast from < feed:// > or iTunes (search for "shortwave" in podcasts)
Check out the amazing streams at < >
And Radio For Peace International at < >

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)
link for broadcast edition-
< >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming-
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ˇFurthuR! Dan Roberts
--"There is no original truth, only original error."
--Gaston Bachelard

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