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A 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, Spain, and Russia.
Dear Radio Friend,
            The latest Shortwave Report (December 17) is up at the website in both broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quickdownload or streaming form (3.3MB) (28:43)

This week's show features stories from China Radio International, Radio Netherlands, Radio Havana Cuba, Spanish National Radio, and the Voice of Russia.
From CHINA- The radical Palestinian group Hamas claims that the US has been negotiating with them. Foreign investment in China is around $60 billion a year, with 500,000 foreign enterprises established there. N Korea demands that S Korea's nuclear activities be considered in the denuclearization of the Korean penisula.
From NETHERLANDS- The recent failure of a test of the US "son of Star Wars project" is critiqued by an arms expert. In Venezuela, Hugo Chavez is changing the makeup of the Supreme Court, leading to a walkout by conservative politicians in Congress.
From CUBA- 10 years ago Hugo Chavez was received as head of state by Fidel Castro in Cuba, and they announced that the 21st century would see the rise of the Americas as Chavez explained his plans for Venezuela. Iraq's defense minister has accused Iran of organizing attacks against his country.
From SPAIN- Spain's prime minister Zapatero accused his predecessor Azanar of intentionally deceiving the public about who launched the Madrid train bombings just before the March elections.
From RUSSIA- Outgoing Sec of State Powell has urged NATO members to forget past differences about the invasion of Iraq, and to help out with troops needed before the so-called "democratic elections." In Toronto a former US Marine is testifying that US soldiers are killing Iraqi civilians who pose no threat.

      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 evening at 7pm (PST) 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 (PST)
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

--"The biggest part of reporting the truth is the news agenda itself. What we choose to put on the air, what we think is a page one story, what our priorities are. I would not be fooled by the old myth that reporting is about objectivity. Deciding what is news is the most subjective of acts and it is probably the most important thing that we do."
-Carl Bernstein

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