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A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.2MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia,
Dear Radio Friend,
            The latest Shortwave Report (October 15) is up at the website in both broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quickdownload or streaming form (3.3MB) (28:59)

This week's show features stories from China Radio International, Radio Netherlands, and Radio Havana Cuba, the Voice of Russia.
From China- The US threatened to take its complaints about N Korea to the UN Security Council- N Korea and Russia both oppose this notion. The Russian government intends to sell off part of Lukos Oil's property for back taxes. China is rejecting the "peace talks" proposed by the Taiwan leader.
From Netherlands- Australia reelected Prime Minister John Howard, who ran on a strong anti-terror campaign- should Australia become the military force of the Pacific region? Then a press review covering the US presidential campaign, focusing on the importance of religion and French support to American voters.
From Cuba- Calls to oust US President Bush are widespread in the international realm, here’s what Kenya's Nobel Peace prize winner and 80% of Norway had to say. Israel has finally suspended a platoon commander for randomly killing a young Palestinian schoolgirl, while the army has expanded its attacks in N Gaza and continued violating Geneva conventions, according to the Red Cross. Then a Viewpoint on the history of the ever-expanding blockades on Cuba.
From Russia- Opposition parties in Italy want their troops withdrawn from Iraq, an international conference on Iraq, and UN forces to replace the American coalition. A commentary on the admissions last week by Paul Bremer, Dick Cheney, and the chief US weapons inspector that managed to vaporize the credibility of the US invasion of Iraq. Then an opinion on why Rumsfeld suprisingly admitted that there was no connection between Saddam Hussein and Al-Queda.

      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 7pm (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)
Also check out LavaLamp Radio (Japan)-
streaming the SWR, check out the schedule.
And the Partytown streams are great and informative-
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-
       ¡FurthuR!      Dan Roberts

-- "What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish."

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