The Shortwave Report 1/9/15 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,
            The latest Shortwave Report (January 9) is up at the website  in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (160kb)(33MB), broadcast quality (13MB), 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 {33MB}

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

     This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, Sputnik Radio, NHK World Radio Japan, and Radio Havana Cuba.
    From JAPAN- Toyota has offered to share its patents on hydrogen fuel cell technology with other auto makers free of charge. A number of nuclear powerplants in Japan are likely to be restarted beginning this Spring, though how to deal with nuclear waste from Fukushima is unresolved. Japanese defense spending will hit a record high in 2015, more than $42 billion. The Hong Kong government is to resume public hearings on reforming the electoral system.
     From RUSSIA- The Afghan President says that the timetable for US troop withdrawal needs to be reexamined. More foreigners have joined the fight against Islamic State in Syria. While the UN is helping 46 million political refugees worldwide, Lebanon has instituted limits on the number of Syrian refugees. Then a discussion about the evolving state of the international press- how Russia is presented at home versus in the West.
     From CUBA-  Venezuelan President Maduro will consider releasing the far-right opposition leader Leopaldo Lopez if the US releases Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera, who has been in US prison since 1981. British activists have filed a lawsuit against Israeli military commanders for war crimes against the relief flotilla bringing relief to Palestine in 2010. In Paris there were protests last weekend over housing costs and the sharp rise in homelessness.
     From GERMANY- Monday night saw the largest yet weekly anti-Islam protests, with large counter protests appearing as well. France was shocked by the murders at the offices of a magazine that often satirizes Islamic beliefs- rallies and vigils were held across the Western world. Palestine will try again to get a resolution passed at the UN calling for Israel to end the occupation. Shell oil company agreed to a settlement for a portion of its destruction to Nigeria. The US criticized the UN for accepting Palestine's application to join the International Criminal Court. Greece may be dropped from the EU if the anti-austerity candidates win the upcoming election. British PM Cameron wants to be freed from some EU treaties, notably restricting jobseekers from other parts of the union.

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- > (33 MB) HIGHEST QUALITY > (13 MB) Broadcast Quality > (6 MB) Slow Modem streaming
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       ¡FurthuR!      Dan Roberts

"Satire died the day Henry Kissinger was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and it died a second time the day that Tony Blair was appointed Special Envoy for the Middle East."
-- Ken Loach

Dan Roberts
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