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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. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Russia, China, and Cuba.
Dear Radio Friend,
            The latest Shortwave Report (April 29) is up at the website
in both broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quickdownload or streaming form (3.3MB) (29:00)

This week's show features stories from Radio Netherlands, the Voice Of Russia, China Radio International, and Radio Havana Cuba.
From NETHERLANDS-Italy and the US have been preparing a joint report on the fatal shooting of an Italian guard during a rescue operation in Iraq- the US cleared the soldiers of any wrong doing, and Italians are outraged. Most mayors in the Netherlands are in favor of legalizing cannabis in Holland and the EU. The Dutch parliament is debating this legalization and the divisions follow party and religious affiliations.
From RUSSIA- A commentary on how the US, with its strict drug laws, is leading the planet in the number of people in prison, 2.1 million, and the highest percentage of its population in the penal system. This week was the 19th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster in Ukraine, which affected 9 million people and led to serious setbacks in the proliferation of new nuclear power plants.
From CHINA- Geo Bush has called for the construction of more nuclear power plants in the US. S Korea says it has not seen any signs that N Korea is preparing for any nuclear weapons testing. The US is dismissing Russia's proposal to have a middle east conference to end the Israeli/ Palestinian conflict. The Bush adminstration wants a new trade pact with 6 Latin American nations to eliminate tariffs on textiles.
From CUBA- In Nicaragua, mounting protests and violence have led the President to place the army and police on high alert. The US is considering a more confrontational approach against President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela. The US Congress has been informed of plans to sell 100 guided "bunker-busters" to Israel, which would work fine in a unilateral attack on Iran.

      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-
link for smaller file and streaming-

       ¡FurthuR!      Dan Roberts

-- Imbalances in the mainstream media generate a further social danger. Those who don't have access to alternative sources of information have little chance of understanding the arguments of those who do. One result is that the concerns of radicals are widely dismissed as irrational, and their campaigns for a better world are marginalised and even criminalised. This, in turn, leads to political closure: the prohibition of challenges to power.
-- George Monbiot

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