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A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, China Radio International, the Voice Of Russia, and Spanish National Radio.
Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (August 3) 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)
This week's show features stories from NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, China Radio International, the Voice of Russia, and Spanish National Radio.
From JAPAN- At public hearings on nuclear power citizens of Japan have expressed distrust of the industry and government- a strong majority supports zero nuclear energy. Tens of thousands protested against nuclear power last weekend in Tokyo. There is a new political party in Japan with their primary issue being the elimination of nuclear energy. Paul Watson, founder of the Sea Shepherd Society, explained why he skipped bail in Germany.
From GERMANY- President Obama announced new US sanctions on trading with Iran and on countries using gold to purchase oil. Hillary Clinton is traveling around Africa with a business delegation while Leon Panetta is touring the Middle East and North Africa, pushing for an overthrow of Syria. Qatar, home of al-Jazeera news, wants to buy 200 high tech tanks from Germany.
From CHINA- Syria is accusing Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey of funding and arming the rebels in Syria. Japan criticized China's defense policy, notably its maritime expansion. The per capita use of antibiotics in China is 10 times that of the US- the government has now severely limited the prescribing of antibiotics. Russian President Putin is in support of a NATO base in Russia as a supply route to Afghanistan.
From RUSSIA- Is American foreign policy, especially in the Middle East, a continuation of the political justification called Manifest Destiny?
From SPAIN- The Spanish economy is stuck in a second recession in 3 years. Two press reviews about the future of the Euro and the likely exclusion of Greece from the currency. Spain has criminalized the withholding or falsification of economic data by government officials. Protests against austerity measures continue in Spain. An alternative Olympics is being held in Bhopal India to protest Dow Chemicals sponsorship of the London games.
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.
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links for this week's edition-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/swr_08_03_12_128.mp3 > (27 MB) HIGHEST QUALITY
< http://www.outfarpress.com/swr_08_03_12.mp3 > (16MB) Broadcast Quality
< http://www.outfarpress.com/swr_08_03_12_24.mp3 > (6MB) Slow Modem streaming
< http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml >
¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts
"I am worried that students will take their obedient place in society and look to become successful cogs in the wheel - let the wheel spin them around as it wants without taking a look at what they're doing. I'm concerned that students not become passive acceptors of the official doctrine that's handed down to them from the White House, the media, textbooks, teachers and preachers."