The Shortwave Report 12/20/13 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (December 20) 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 NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, the Voice of Russia, Spanish National Radio, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.
From JAPAN- Egypt's former President Morsi has been formally charged with conspiring with foreign groups to commit terrorist acts. The Japanese government is soliciting help in figuring out how to safely remove nuclear fuel debris from the damaged reactors in Fukushima. Government officials are also trying to find a site for disposal of highly radioactive waste.
From CUBA- Russia maintains that foreign backed mercenaries in Syria were behind the chemical weapon attack in August. The majority of French citizens are now opposed to their country's expanding military interventions on the African continent. Edward Snowden published an open letter offering to help the Brazilian government investigate NSA surveillance. The European Parliament has invited testimony from Edward Snowden about NSA spying but the some US lawmakers are scrambling to prevent this. The parliament of Yemen has called for the banning of US drone strikes just days after the deadliest attack this year on a wedding party killing 17.
From RUSSIA- British PM David Cameron made a surprise visit to troops in Afghanistan and declared "mission accomplished," though not everyone agrees.
From SPAIN- In response to new anti-protesting laws in Spain, a huge riot broke out in Madrid last weekend. The Spanish government remains opposed to an upcoming referendum in Catalonia on independence from the national government. workers in Germany are on strike for higher wages. Russia has made a deal with the Ukrainian President to keep the EU from expanding influence in the region, but many citizens are protesting the move.
From GERMANY- An update on protests in Ukraine, and Russia has approved an amnesty that includes the Greenpeace Arctic 30 and Pussy Riot members. There is concern that Russia has deployed missiles in northeastern Europe. The arrest and strip search of an Indian diplomat in NYC has created a huge furor. A government panel in France has recommended the legalization of voluntary euthanasia.

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 (PST) 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)
links for this week's edition-
(16MB) Broadcast Quality
(6MB) Slow Modem streaming
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¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts

"Everyman is me. I am his brother. No man is my enemy. I am Everyman and he is in and of me. This is my faith, my strength, my deepest hope, and my only belief."
-- Kenneth Patchen

Dan Roberts
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