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A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Spain, Cuba, and Russia.
Dear Radio Friend,
            The latest Shortwave Report (February 4) is up at the website
<> in both broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quickdownload or streaming form (3.3MB) (28:39)

This week's show features stories from Radio Netherlands, Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and the Voice of Russia.
From NETHERLANDS- In Kuwait, military forces have attacked Islamic rebels, a group that is growing in opposition to western civilians and US soldiers. The King of Nepal has sacked the government and declared a state of emergency to shut down the Maoist rebellion- the King's actions are frowned upon by both Nepalese citizens and international opinion. New laws in the Netherlands, similar to the US Patriot Act, are a threat to democracy in the opinion of many Dutch citizens.
From SPAIN- Colombian rebels attacked a naval base with homemade bombs. Spain's foreign minister told Parliment that Spain's policy toward Latin America is aimed at protecting the rights and sovreignity of those nations.
From CUBA- First a Viewpoint on the Free Trade Area of the Americas, which is seen in many nations as an attempt by the US to increase its control of the politics and economics of the entire western hemisphere. The Peruvian government has gone to the International Court of Justice to force Japan to extradite former Peruvian president Fujimori. Then a Viewpoint on the outcome of elections in Iraq.
From RUSSIA- The Iraqi authorities want a complete report on the US run concentration camp for Iraqi POWs, where a rebellion occured on Monday. Iran will send spent nuclear fuel rods to Russia for reprocessing. Then a commentary on US Sec of State Rice's trip to visit foreign ministers in Europe and the Middle East, to prepare the way for Bush's visit at the end of February.

      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
-- --"Democracy consists of choosing your dictators, after they've told you what it is you want to hear."
-Alan Coren

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