Dear Radio Friend,
            The latest Shortwave Report (December 22) is up at the website in both broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quickdownload or streaming form (3.3MB) (29:00)

     This week's show features stories from Radio Netherlands, China Radio International, Radio Havana Cuba, and the Voice of Russia.
From NETHERLANDS- A press review about climate change and the effect it is having on businesses, especially agribusiness and the airline industry. 10 members of the US Congress made a trip to Cuba to assess what the people want if Castro were to die soon, and to get a sense of the seriousness of Castro's health condition.
From CUBA- A reflection on the 17th anniversary of the US invasion of Panama, an event that is discussed annually in many parts of Latin America. The US military is sending another aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf, as a threat to what it considers Iran's defiance- the draft UN sanctions have yet to be agreed upon. A story has emerged that the US neocons wanted Israel to extend its invasion of Lebanon this summer, moving into Syria to deal a blow to the so-called insurgency in Iraq.
From CHINA- The Israeli Prime Minister expressed hope that the fighting in Palestine between Fatah and Hamas would end, and the Deputy leader of Al-Queda said that the proposed Palestinian elections would be a defeat. A report on the third day of resumed 6-party talks on N Korea's nuclear development. In his final press conference as Secretary General of the UN, Kofi Annan listed the worst moments of his tenure overseeing the world body.
From RUSSIA- According to the Russian government, the murder of the former KGB spy was a political provocation against Russia. A commentary on the new US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, and whether he will have any effect on the course of events in Iraq, which the US public truly wants to see.

There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line at-
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 afternoon at 4:30pm (PST) 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 and Saturday at 11am(PST)
The Shortwave Report may be downloaded as a podcast from or iTunes (search for "shortwave" in podcasts)
Check out the amazing streams at
And the Partytown streams are great and informative-

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)
link for broadcast edition-
link for smaller file and streaming-

       ¡FurthuR!      Dan Roberts

--The universe is made up of stories, not atoms.
- Muriel Rukeyser