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The Shortwave Report 11/18/11 Listen Globally!

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- HIGHEST QUALITY BROADCAST, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. NHK World Radio Japan,China Radio International, Radio Havana Cuba, Spanish National Radio, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.
Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (November 18) 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 {27MB};)

This week's show features stories from NHK World Radio Japan, China Radio International, Radio Havana Cuba, Spanish National Radio, and Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.
From JAPAN- Shareholders of Tepco, the company which owns the Fukushima nuclear power plant, are suing the executives of the company for the largest amount in Japanese history. Radiation levels are rising downstream from the Fukushima power plants. At the Asia Pacific Economic forum held in Hawaii leaders voted to slash tariffs on green products, such as solar panels.
From CHINA- US President Obama continues to point to the Chinese RMB exchange rate as a cause of the US trade deficit with China- the Chinese repudiate the claim.
From CUBA- President Obama expressed worry about the European debt crisis and attributed it to a "lack of political will." Syrian authorities have seized high tech communication equipment from rebel groups, accusing foreign politicians and diplomats of supplying the restricted devices. In Chile, protests against the decentralization of education continue.Bolivian President Morales said that the DEA in his country was not fighting drug trafficking but controlling it with geo-political aims.
From SPAIN- Rival factions in Libya have continued fighting , raising questions about stability in post Gaddafi Libya. Following a suspension from the Arab League, Syria faces new sanctions from European nations. Palestinian activists plan to board "Jewish-only" public buses to protest against segregation in the Israeli occupied West Bank. A review of the candidates for Prime Minister in this Sunday's general election in Spain. Unelected technocrats have taken over in Italy and Greece- neither leader has held an elected political position before.
From GERMANY- The European Commission president extended his push for a United States of Europe, with more integration and discipline to make sure that the Euro survives. The EU wants to curb the activities of credit rating agencies. New Italian Prime Minister Monti has created a new government made up of experts who are not politicians. Then a review of the legacy of Silvio Berlusconi.
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.
NEW TIME SLOT on KZYX! This program will be aired on Sunday afternoon at 4pm (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)
NEWLY CORRECTED!!! The Shortwave Report may be downloaded as a podcast from < feed://

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
Website Page-
< >
¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts

--"The life in Italy is the life of a wealthy country: consumptions haven't diminished, it's hard to find seats on planes, our restaurants are full of people."
– Silvio Berlusconi 11/4/2011



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