The Shortwave Report 8/9/13 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (August 9) 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}

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

This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, the Voice of Russia, Radio Havana Cuba, Spanish National Radio, and NHK World Radio Japan.
From GERMANY- As of Thursday the Egyptian government is threatening to use the military to end protests against the military coup. A court in Turkey has begun sentencing citizens accused of plotting against the government last year. Iran's new President says he wants to begin serious negotiations with western nations over his country's nuclear program. Former Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi got his tax fraud conviction reduced to a year of house arrest. The Justice Minister of Germany has called for the EU to create strong data protection laws.
From RUSSIA- An interview with Beatrice Edwards, Executive director of the Government Accountability Project, on Edward Snowden's situation under asylum in Russia.
From CUBA- Argentinian President Christina Fernandez spoke to the UN Security Council about the Latin American experience in global matters and the protection of citizen privacy. UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon met with South American Foreign Ministers who voiced concerns about large scale surveillance of their citizens and the hijacking of Evo Morales's plane. In the US there was a second day of action against government surveillance, called 1984 day.
From SPAIN- Spanish Prime Minister Rajoy spoke to Parliament about corruption in his political party, while many legislators are calling for his resignation. Pakistan again demanded an end to illegal US drone attacks, while attacks continue in Pakistan and were rapidly increased in Yemen.
From JAPAN- Fishermen have again postponed trial fishing off the coast of Fukushima, following new revelations that 300 tons of radioactive water is pouring into the Pacific Ocean every day, as it has for over 2 years. Researchers have determined very high levels of radioactivity in the seabed off the coast of Fukushima. August 6th was the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima- events, speeches, and ceremonies marked the day. Oliver Stone spoke about the film he has completed about America's use of the atomic bomb.

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

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

"Although September 11 was horrible, it didn't threaten the survival of the human race, like nuclear weapons do."
--Stephen Hawking

Dan Roberts
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