The Shortwave Report 12/18/15 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend, 
            The latest Shortwave Report (December 18) 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, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba,  NHK World Radio Japan, and China Radio International.
     From GERMANY- German Chancellor Merkel called for unity across the European Union. The EU has proposed new border patrols and a coast guard. Germany refused a US request for enhanced military engagement against IS militants. Thousands of Iraqis protested Turkish troops and tanks in their country. The Turkish army is deploying 10,000 troops to put down Kurdish militants in the country's southeast.
     From RUSSIA- Sophie Shevarnadze interviewed former CIA military officer Philip Giraldi about Turkey- was the downing of the Russian jet fighter intentional, and what is their relationship with the so-called Islamic State?
     From CUBA- Russia says one of its warships was forced to fire warning shots at a Turkish boat in the Aegean Sea. Bolivian President Evo Morales say that opposition parties are carrying out a dirty war against him. In France the far-right lost secondary elections last weekend, primarily because the rival Socialist Party withdrew its candidates  and urged their supporters to vote for the Conservative candidates. The UN strongly denounced the Israeli military for excessive use of force to curb the Palestinian uprising in occupied lands.
     From JAPAN- The operators of the Fukushima nuclear plant say that excessive heat May have caused internal components to melt. 3 mayors in northeastern Japan decided against allowing nuclear waste from the Fukushima meltdown to be stored in their districts. The death toll from the US bombing of a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan rose to 42. The Obama administration has announced the sale of $1.8 billion in weapons to Taiwan, knowing that it would trigger strong opposition from mainland China.
      From CHINA- China as expected urged the US to stop selling weapons to Taiwan. The Presidents of China and the US had phone conversations in a positive followup to the Climate Conference in Paris. The Chinese President urged his country to take a lead in the development of internet use, and accepted partnerships with Russia in online businesses. US chemical giants Dupont and Dow have agreed to merge and then create 3 separate divisions. Russian President Putin said the economy is stabilizing in his annual press conference.
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- 
< > (13 MB) Broadcast Quality
< > (6 MB) Slow Modem streaming
Website Page- 
       ¡FurthuR!      Dan Roberts
"We are beckoned to see the world through a one-way mirror, as if we are threatened and innocent and the rest of humanity is threatening, or wretched, or expendable. Our memory is struggling to rescue the truth that human rights were not handed down as privileges from a parliament, or a boardroom, or an institution, but that peace is only possible with justice and with information that gives us the power to act justly."
--John Pilger
Dan Roberts
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