The Shortwave Report 7/19/13 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend, 
            The latest Shortwave Report (July 19) 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, Radio Havana Cuba, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Spanish National Radio.
    From GERMANY- A report on the opening of the US/EU Free Trade talks- if agreements are reached, this will be the largest trading bloc ever achieved, it will encompass half of the world economy. Germany is investigating what its government, especially Chancellor Angela Merkel, knew about the NSA spy program called Prism. Glenn Greenwald says that Snowden could in one minute reveal the most damaging information about the US ever made public. As protests continue in Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood claims that the US planned and directed Morsi's ouster. Israel has condemned an EU decision to ban funding of projects in territories illegally occupied since the 1967 Middle East War.
    From CUBA- An Israeli plan to expel Bedouins from Palestine is being called "nothing short of ethnic cleansing." The Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement about the North Korean Ship seized in the Panama Canal- it said that the military equipment was defensive and obsolete equipment being sent to North Korea for repairs, and is therefore legal. Brazil's Foreign Minister said that Latin American countries will reduce their reliance on foreign technology, so as to prevent US spying on their telecommunications.
    From SPAIN- French police arrested 29 Greenpeace activists who broke into a French nuclear power plant during ongoing protests. The Irish Parliament approved abortions when a woman's life is in danger. Tens of thousands of Greek workers walked off their jobs to protest government plans to fire public sector workers to satisfy foreign lenders. US investment bank Goldman Sachs reported doubling its earnings, while Citigroup reported a 42% rise in its earnings- all this while Eurozone unemployment continues to soar. Edward Snowden formally presented his request for temporary asylum in Russia. Spain apologized to Bolivia for its involvement in the hijacking of the plane carrying President Morales.
     From JAPAN-  Heat waves are occurring widely across the northern hemisphere- more than 13,000 Japanese were taken to hospital for heat stroke in the first 2 weeks of this month. Tepco officials want to restart two of their shutdown nuclear power plants, without first briefing the local communities. India has started its first test run of a new nuclear power plant, despite large local opposition- it is the first of 20 new nuclear plants that the government has approved.

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  

NEW PODCAST!!!- feed://  (128kb Highest Quality)

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
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       ¡FurthuR!      Dan Roberts

"We are not what we know but what we are willing to learn."
--Mary Catherine Bateson

Dan Roberts
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