The Shortwave Report 4/17/15 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,
            The latest Shortwave Report (April 17) 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}

PODCAST!!!- feed://  (160kb Highest Quality)

NEW ARTICLE about the Shortwave Report in the Boulder Weekly by Gavin Dahl-

     This week's show features stories from  Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, NHK World Radio Japan, and Sputnik Radio.
     From GERMANY- The European Parliament is hoping to create a political solution to prevent hundreds of migrant refugees dying in the Mediterranean. The G-7 Foreign Ministers met and discussed Ukraine, Iranian nuclear development, and wars in the Middle East. The European Parliament followed the Pope's lead and recognized the Turkish genocide of Armenians during WW1. The Iranian President downplayed the role of the US Congress in the final nuclear agreement, pointing out that the US is only one of the nations in the negotiations. In Germany, anti-immigration group called Pegida staged a large rally in Dresden addressed by Dutch right-wing leader Geert Wilders. Presidents of Cuba and the US met at the Summit of the Americas- a few days late Cuba was removed from the US list of nations supporting terrorism, leaving Iran, Sudan, and Syria on the list.
     From CUBA- Cuban officials welcomed the US decision to remove them from the list of nations accused of sponsoring terrorism, which Cuba has denied for decades. At the UN Cuba advocated a total prohibition of autonomous lethal weapons, like land mines and drones. The UN Human Rights chief has called for an independent investigation into the high level of Yemeni civilian deaths in Saudi bombing raids. At least half of the children and teenagers in Mexico are living in poverty. Mexican activists, including politicians and actors, have launched a referendum campaign to force the President to step down. Left wing members of the Sao Paolo Forum met in Venezuela to support President Maduro in the face of the US decree that the nation is a security threat.
      From JAPAN- Macdonalds lost $300 million in Japan this year and will shut down 130 outlets following food scandals. The new international development bank proposed by China now has 57 founding members. A Japanese court issued a provisional injunction blocking 2 nuclear reactors from being put back in operation. The operator of the devastated Fukushima nuclear power plant has given up on trying to recover a robotic probe sent in to survey a reactor. An international treaty on sharing compensation costs in a nuclear disaster has taken effect- 6 nations including the US have signed on.
      From RUSSIA- Sophie Shevardnadze speaks with a member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy and French Physician Michel Kazatchkine. He is an advocate of legalization and explains why.

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
"All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume."
--Noam Chomsky

Dan Roberts
Shortwave Report-