The Shortwave Report 3/1/13 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend, 
            The latest Shortwave Report (March 1) is up at the website  in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (128kb)(27MB), broadcast quality (16MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom
   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {35MB}

     This week's show features stories from NHK World Radio Japan, China Radio International, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and the Voice of Russia.
    From JAPAN-   The Japanese government has doubts about joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement. A US court has ruled that sabotage activities by the anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd are piracy. An Egyptian court has ordered the destruction of all smuggling tunnels linking Egypt and the Gaza Strip. Iran met with world powers to find a way to reduce sanctions imposed for nuclear development.
    From CHINA- The film Argo won the best picture award at the Oscars, but Iranians claim that historical events in the film are exaggerated and biased. China has bought out a huge Canadian oil and gas firm with global holdings.
    From GERMANY- An investigative piece looking for the millions of barrels of leaked oil in the Gulf of Mexico from the disastrous spill 3 years ago. 7 French citizens are being held hostage in response to the French military intervention in Mali, while the UN is considering sending a peace-keeping mission to Mali. EU officials have agreed to limit bonuses paid to bankers.
    From SPAIN- Italy's Parliamentary elections have created a political stalemate which is increasing the European financial crisis. Colombian FARC rebels charge that the hostile attitude of President Santos has threatened the peace negotiations underway in Havana.
     From CUBA- Wikileaks has released a new series of documents showing US involvement in plans to overthrow Venezuelan President Chavez. A 3 year prosecution of mercenary firm Blackwater has resulted in what critics call "a slap on the wrist."
     From RUSSIA- A week ago Afghan President Karzai banned foreign airstrikes on residential areas- now the government has banned US Special Forces in the province west of Kabul.

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 

  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. 
NEW TIME SLOT on KZYX! This program will be aired on Sunday afternoon at 4pm (PDST) on KZYX/Z Philo CA, you might be able to stream via  
Podcast- feed://

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) 
links for this week's edition- 
(16MB) Broadcast Quality
(6MB) Slow Modem streaming
Website Page- 

       ¡FurthuR!      Dan Roberts

"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse, and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality."
--Desmond Tutu

Dan Roberts
Shortwave Report-