Friday, July 15, 2011

Latest Shortwave Report available online

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (July 15) is up at the website in three forms - (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (128kb)(27MB), broadcast quality (16MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59)

If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {27MB} This week's show features stories from China Radio International, NHK Japan, Radio Deutsche Welle, and the Voice of Russia.

From CHINA - At the EU-China Youth Forum for Sustainable Development, young delegates discussed their role as stakeholders in addressing global environmental pollution and climate change issues. Turkey continues to insist that Israel apologize and compensate for the flotilla members murdered last year on the way to Gaza.

From JAPAN- Prime Minister Kan says that Japan should reduce dependence on nuclear energy. Survivors of the atomic bombs in 1945 are urging the government to completely abandon nuclear power. Prefecture governors have united to promote the expanded use of renewable energy sources in Japan.

From GERMANY- There is much speculation this week about government defaults in Greece, Portugal, Italy, and Ireland- here is one story about Greek citizens pulling their money out of Greek banks. A report on Julian Assange's appeal in a London court to prevent his extradition to Sweden.

From RUSSIA- Last year saw the greatest number of civilian deaths in the 10 year old war on Afghanistan, and civilians have been protesting. The US has pulled back about a third of the aid it gives to Pakistan as conflicts continue to grow between the two governments.

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.

This program will be aired on Friday evening at 6:30pm (PDST) on KZYX/Z Philo CA, you might be able to stream via

There are several other streams that work better - Freak Radio Santa Cruz now streams this program on Friday at 9:00am.(PDST)

The Shortwave Report may be downloaded as a podcast from feed: www.//
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