The Shortwave Report 06/20 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (June 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, the Voice of Russia, Radio Havana Cuba, Spanish National Radio, and Radio Deutsche-Welle
From JAPAN- In Brazil, protests against government money spent on the World Cup continue. In Tokyo there have been protests against the government attempt to reinterpret the constitution and allow collective self-defense. Japanese firms made their debut at an international arms trade show in Paris. The Chinese government is cracking down on critical journalists. The Japanese Environment Minister is trying to retract his assertion that money will solve the problems with Fukushima radioactive waste. In Fukushima, the attempt to build a frozen underground wall to stop radioactive water from reaching the ocean has failed. Sunni insurgents in Iraq have attacked the largest oil refinery.
From RUSSIA- British MP George Galloway discusses the duplicity of Western governments supporting al-Qaeda rebels in Syria, and then wanting to go to war with al-Qaeda rebels in other places.
From CUBA- US Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning wrote an op-ed about Iraq in the New York Times. The US continued targeted killings through drone strikes in Afghanistan and other Muslim nations. Agents of Blackwater security forces, now known as Academy, are on trial in DC for the murder of Iraqi civilians. In Bolivia at the summit of the G77 plus China members ratified that the eradication of poverty and economic inequality were the main issues of our time.
From SPAIN- President Santos was reelected in Colombia and vowed to bring peace to the countryside. Russia stopped supplying gas to Ukraine until past bills are paid. Two brief press reviews on government surveillance of telephone data and zero tolerance for demonstrations during the coronation of King Philipe the 6th.
From GERMANY- Argentine President Christina Fernandez refuses to pay off hedge fund investors who had shares on its defaulted bonds. The Presidential election in Afghanistan is being called fraudulent by one of the candidates- his rival is a former World Bank economist. Separatists in eastern Ukraine rejected Kiev's proposed ceasefire, saying it is a ploy to disarm them. A natural gas pipeline in Ukraine was sabotaged though gas flow to Europe is maintained by a parallel pipeline.

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-
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(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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