The Shortwave Report 4/25/14 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (April 25) 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, Spanish National Radio, the Voice of Russia, Radio Havana Cuba, and NHK World Radio Japan.
From GERMANY- Rival Palestinian groups Fatah and Hamas have agreed to form a united government, which angered Israel enough to launch fresh airstrikes on the Gaza Strip. More than 200 schoolgirls remain missing in Nigeria after being abducted by Boko Haram militants. Syria has announced a Presidential election for June 3rd. US missile strikes in Yemen have killed upwards of 30 suspected militants. Vladimir Putin held an annual Q&A session while western talks on Ukraine were underway- Edward Snowden was one of the callers.
From SPAIN- A report on US VP Biden in Kiev warning Russia against provocative behavior, while the current regime in Ukraine set off on a second anti-terror campaign.
From RUSSIA- An analysis of Joe Biden's claim that Russia was directing the protests in the former Ukraine.
From CUBA- In the run up to elections, the government of Bolivia claims that there is a media campaign against President Morales funded by the US State Department. The is a conference on internet governance being held in Brazil in the wake of NSA global spying activities- Brazil has created an internet users Bill of Rights. James Clapper, director of US intelligence, has issued a sweeping ban on agencies having contact with the media. The Pentagon will deliver 10 Apache helicopters to back Egyptian counter-terrorism activities, while Al-Jazeera journalists had their trials delayed again.
From JAPAN- An Insight at the start of discussions between Japanese Prime Minister Abe and visiting President Obama. Japan and the US have made some progress on the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, but food and automobile tariffs are unresolved. Japan's nuclear regulatory agency criticized electric power utilities, saying that they failed to learn from the ongoing Fukushima disaster. The US military is sending troops to 4 NATO members in Eastern Europe, to stress US commitment to defending those countries.

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.
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

"We need to exert ourselves that much more, and break out of the vicious cycle of dependence imposed on us by the financially powerful: those in command of immense market power and those who dare to fashion the world in their own image."
-- Nelson Mandela

Dan Roberts
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