The Shortwave Report:The Shortwave Report 11/16/12 
Series: Title: Sub-title:
The Shortwave Report  The Shortwave Report 11/16/12  Listen Globally! 
Producer: Program type: Broadcast Restrictions:
Dan Roberts  Newscasts and News Features  Contact producer for permission to broadcast. 
Summary: Featured speakers/guests:
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. Radio Deutsche-Welle, Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and NHK World Radio Japan.  International news and opinion, shortwave, China Radio International, NHK Japan National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Voice of Russia 
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Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (November 16) 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
This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and NHK World Radio Japan.
From GERMANY- Spain is one of the worst hit economies in the EU- here is the story of a town in the south named Marinaleda, where a maverick mayor is seeking a socialist utopia in the midst of financial chaos. The Israeli military has been attacking Gaza with escalating violence since the weekend, in response to Hamas rocket attacks. Israel also fired into Syria to defend the occupied Golan Heights. On Wednesday Israel assassinated the military chief of Hamas and the attacks are increasing as I produce this show on Thursday morning. Anti-austerity demonstrations swept across Europe on Wednesday, with Spain, Portugal, and Italy seeing the most violence.
From SPAIN- After 20 years the so-called "banana wars" are over- the EU and 11 Latin American countries signed an accord on tariffs and preferential treatment on the importing of bananas. Argentina saw the biggest anti-government demonstration in many years. A judge has frozen $19 billion worth of Chevron/Texaco assets over environmental damage claims in Ecuador. Many are calling for a change in the mortgage laws in Spain- currently if one falls behind on payments they are evicted but still liable for the mortgage debt.
From CUBA- The UN General Assembly voted 188-3 for the US to cease its blockade of Cuba. For the first time, voters in Puerto Rico passed a ballot initiative calling for statehood. John Kerry former Presidential candidate and Vietnam veteran is being considered for the Secretary of State position in Obama's new cabinet.
From JAPAN- Xi Jinping has been chosen as the new leader of China's ruling Communist Party. While at a conference in Japan, the Dalai Lama has condemned the Chinese government for repeated human rights violations. An international conference aimed at a nuclear-free Middle East has been postponed due to turmoil in the region.

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.

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)
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FurthuR! Dan Roberts

"We must reconstitute the natural world as the true terrain of politics. We must draw our standards from our natural world, heedless of ridicule, and reaffirm its denied validity. We must honor with the humility of the wise the bounds of that natural world and the mystery which lies beyond them, admitting that there is something in the order of being which evidently exceeds all our competence."
--Vaclav Havel

Dan Roberts
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Version 1: ShortwaveReport111612  
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Transcript, Announcer Script Location Recorded Release Date Language
View Script  Mendocino County, California  11-15-2012  English 
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shortwavereport111612  160Kbps mp3 (33.2MB) Mono 
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