The Shortwave Report 09/24/10 Listen globally!

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (September 24) is up at the website in both broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quickdownload or streaming form (4.9MB) (28:59)
(NEW! If you have access to there is a higher quality version posted up there {26.7MB}

This week's show features stories from China Radio International, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Netherlands, Radio Havana Cuba, and the Voice of Russia.
From CHINA- More flooding in Southern China where the rainfall is said to be the heaviest in 200 years. At the Millennium Development meeting China cancelled the debt of 50 poor nations and gave another $200 million to flooded Pakistan. An international meeting is being held in Moscow to try and divide claims on resources, which are said to be 25% of the world's oil and gas. Following the release of the US hiker, Iranian President Ahmedinejad wants the US to release some Iranians he says are being held illegally.
From GERMANY- Israel is facing more pressure to open its nuclear weapons program to the IAEA and to sign on to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Last weekends elections in Sweden saw the rise of a far-right populist party, called the Sweden Democrats- there is a strong shift to the right in many European nations.
From NETHERLANDS- Thousands of protestors took to the streets of Stockholm following the victories by the Sweden Democrats. Women have taken the majority in Switzerland's government for the first time. The European Parliament passed laws making it easier to deport illegal immigrants to Pakistan. France has sent troops to Niger to free kidnapped citizens, and the government says that there have been credible threats of attacks by Al-Qaeda in France.
From CUBA- Venezuela has Parliamentary elections this weekend. US drone attacks continue in Pakistan, killing at least 28 people. A United Nations committee accused Israel of failing to investigate abuses, deliberately attacking civilians, and using white phosphorus and torture during the attack on Gaza 2 years ago. Bob Woodward has a new book on the Obama administration strategy in Afghanistan.
From RUSSIA- An observation on the recent election in Afghanistan, questioning the legitimacy of an election held under foreign occupancy.
There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line at-

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.
This program will be aired on Friday evening at 6:30pm (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)
The Shortwave Report may be downloaded as a podcast from or iTunes (search for "shortwave" in podcasts)
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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)
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¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts
--"If you interviewed 1,000 politicians and asked about whether the media's too soft or too hard, about 999 would say too hard."
-- Bob Woodward