(updated 28Aug14) The Shortwave Report for August 29, 2014 has been received! Use the player at the bottom of this page or tune in to our stream. The newest show streams on the odd hour, Central and Pacific Time, and repeat every 2 hours along with 3 previous shows on this playlist. Plays at 1,3,5,7,9,11 am and pm Central Time.
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Programs notes (below) are from Dan Roberts at http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml
PROGRAM NOTES 08/29/14
This weeks show features stories from RADIO HAVANA CUBA, NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN, RADIO DEUTSCHE-WELLE, SPANISH NATIONAL RADIO, and THE VOICE OF RUSSIA.
From CUBA Guatemala has declared a state of emergency for the ongoing drought and possible famine. Argentina has revoked authorization for the Bank of New York Mellon for blocking government payments. A report on Israeli airstrikes in Gaza on the day before the truce was enacted. A permanent ceasefire between Israel and Palestine was agreed upon on Tuesday. The Palestinian government has called on the UN and foreign states to investigate and try Israeli soldiers for war crimes.
From JAPAN China and Vietnam have agreed to prevent the rift over oil rigs from worsening further. A court in Japan ordered the operator of the devastated Fukushima nuclear power plant to pay almost half a million dollars in damages for the suicide of a woman who was forced to leave her home. Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine have vowed to seek independence from Kiev. Hundreds of people fleeing the fighting in eastern Ukraine have arrived in villages in Russia.
From GERMANY Last weekend Ukrainian President Poroshenko pledged $3 billion in military spending. Germany called on Russia to explain reports of Russian soldiers in Ukraine. The French cabinet resigned on Monday in a dispute with President Hollande over austerity measures. On Tuesday Hollande named a former Rothschild banker as his new economy minister.
From SPAIN More on the French cabinet reshuffle. Spanish Prime Minister Rajoy and German Chancellor Merkel met in Spain and agreed on emergency economic reforms and austerity measures.
From RUSSIA Fighting in Libya between government and Islamic forces has increased and there were airstrikes from outside, though they were denied by all. This has led to the government asking for outside intervention to protect oil fields and airports. When Gaddafi was removed from power there was an enthusiastic response- what has happened to the so-called Arab Spring? An interview with a researcher from Cambridge University.
"The one who comes to question himself cares for mankind."
-- Kenneth Patchen
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